ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

CASE Act-ion #2: Email or Tweet Your Rep to Urge Support of HR2426!

By May 15, 2019Advocacy, Copyright Reform

In this second CASE Act campaign, we invite you to email or tweet your Representative requesting that they sign on as a co-sponsor to HR 2426 (the CASE Act) if they are not already a sponsor or co-sponsor! If they are a CASE Act sponsor, we invite you to thank them.

Current copyright law does not provide for the protections that visual creators need in the digital age. The CASE Act will provide protection and remedies for all creators. That is why the CASE Act has become a legislative priority for hundreds of thousands of photographers, illustrators, graphic artists, songwriters, and authors. Join these creators in supporting the CASE Act and let your Representative know that the CASE Act is a priority for you because it provides you with some long overdue remedies to protect your work.

Need more information about the CASE Act (HR2426) before you take action? Go to CASE Act Central.

Take Action Now!

Email or tweet your Representative and let them know that they need to join the hundreds of creators and small business owners who support the CASE Act. The email and tweet will automatically be directed to your Representative based upon the zip code you enter into the app form. If you don’t already know the name of your Representative, go to contactingcongress.org and type in your zip code to find your Representative.

ASMP and Visual Group Members advocate at the US Capitol for the CASE Act 2019 co-sponsored by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA), Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (Photo by Max Taylor)

If your Representative is already a CASE Act sponsor (see list below) – Take Action Here

If your Representative is a sponsor or co-sponsor of HR 2426 (the CASE Act), you do not need to send an email to urge them to support the CASE Act, but we would like you to take a minute to thank your sponsoring Representative if listed below. To simultaneously send a “thank you” tweet to your Representative and other sponsoring representatives and a “become a sponsor” tweet to the remaining non-sponsoring House Judiciary Committee members, click blue Take Action Now button below.

Representatives who are sponsors or co-sponsors of the bill include sponsors Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA), and co-sponsors House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Martha Roby (R-AL), Judy Chu (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ben Cline (R-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Benny Thompson (D-MS), and Ted Budd (R-NC), Val Demings (D-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Kenny Marchant (R-TX).

If your Representative is NOT a CASE Act sponsor (see list above) – Take Action Here

There are form emails and tweets that we have included in the CASE Act campaign for easy send off to your Representative, but please feel free to personalize the email or tweet to your Representative with your own specific message about how the CASE Act will help you, and/or how infringement has impacted your livelihood or income. See sample CASE Act advocacy letter by former ASMP National Board Chair, Jenna Close.

Upon clicking the button below, you will be redirected to the ASMP advocacy campaign page sponsored by Phone2Action, where you will be asked to enter some basic information (name, email, phone number, zip code). This information will be automatically entered into the ASMP advocate database that provides us with the ability to track our campaign activity and see which member messages are getting to which legislators so we can adjust our campaign efforts to maximize the impact of our member communications.

After you click on the Post Tweet button in the advocacy campaign to send messages to your Representative, an “Authorize app” box will appear for your authorization to post from your Twitter account. You can also choose to opt out of text messaging.

If you have any questions, please send to advocacy@asmp.org.

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