November 14, 2011
AJS Launches New Campaign Targeting
Job-Killing, Anti-Innovation Bill
Pro-jobs group highlights consequences of SOPA in new ad
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Americans for Job Security, a pro-business issue advocacy organization, today launched a new campaign targeting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). While the organization believes the legislation's overall goal - to crack down on "rogue" websites that sell pirated material - is positive, the tactics used in this bill will harm innovation, job creation and America's high-tech sector.
"SOPA takes a 'shoot first, ask questions later' approach, which will ultimately kill Internet innovation," said Stephen DeMaura, president of Americans for Job Security. "The Internet has become an integral part of our lives and businesses as well as a driver of America's economy. SOPA will stunt the nation's high-tech and Internet industries by creating onerous, job-killing government regulations and presenting new opportunities for trial lawyers to go after small businesses."
To launch the nationwide campaign, Americans for Job Security will place print ads on November 14 in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, which are located in the home district of the legislation's sponsor, Rep. Lamar Smith.
AJS is the only independent, bi-partisan, pro-business issue advocacy organization in America. Established in 1997, AJS promotes issues that strengthen the American economy.
For more information on Americans for Job Security visit our website at www.SaveJobs.org.