I am again taking advantage of the great Tumblr interface to test out POPVOX widgets and provide an example of how to leverage free tools for an advocacy campaign.
Yesterday, Judiciary Chairman, Lamar Smith, introduced the House version (H.R. 3261) of the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act. (As of this morning, official language was not available from GPO, but is here on the Judiciary Committee website.)
With POPVOX, you can embed widgets onto your blog to help people contact Congress about the bill — whether you support or oppose or just want to help people weigh in.
A button to send people to the POPVOX page for the bill:
(Find code on any bill page under the tab “add POPVOX to your site.”)
A form to help people send a message to Congress without leaving your site (you can choose to display supporting, opposing, or all):
(Find code on the POPVOX widget page/p.)
And, when comments start to come in, a live stream (you can choose to display supporting, opposing, or all)
(Find code on the POPVOX widget page.)