Roy Blunt, one of my state’s senators, who co-sponsored PIPA, recently - and by recently, I mean since the blackout - dropped his co-sponsorship and now opposes the bill.
I might not like him that much as a politician, but this makes me really happy and (for some reason) irrationally proud of my state. It also might be giving me hope that Blunt actually stands for smaller businesses, like he says he does, in spite of his original co-sponsorship of the bill.
I’m not sure where my state’s other Senator, Claire McCaskill (she’s the one who I actually admire in a lot of ways), stands on the bill, but while I was looking for that information, I found out that she’s one of only 30 senators who can sponsor Senate Pages. It’s a paid position for high-school juniors. They basically deliver documents and prep the Senate chamber for sessions. Not entirely sure, but I might be applying for it this summer or the next (the only requirement that I might not meet is GPA - I don’t know my current cumulative, and my grades fluctuate so much that there’s no telling what it is).