Today many sites (including Wikipedia, Flickr, Reddit, and Google) have gone dark to raise awareness of 2 bills currently being considered in congress that if passed would effectively censor the internet. The intended purpose of these two bills, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act), is to protect copyright, but it's far too broad and vague. These bills could easily be abused and shut down harmless sites, such as this blog. They would restrict freedom of speech, while not really protecting copyrighted material at all.
Please get informed and contact your representatives to urge them to not support these bills. Visit http://americancensorship.org/ to learn more, then use the Congress Lookup Page to find your representatives' contact information and contact them today! You can also see which senators/representatives support each bill at these links: