You don't know about The Blackout. It's an internet protest where several websites are not allowing people to surf their sites in protest of SOPA and PIPA. SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA is the Protect IP Act. If they are passed websites like google, Yahoo, Youtube, Wikipedia could be crushed not to mention if someone gets copyrighted material even by accident online individuals (such as yourself) could go to prison for 5 years. I have a petition in my siggy. I've personally written to my elected officials about this..if you'd like to do the same simply try to look up something on Wikipedia and it will take you to a page where you can punch in your zip code and up will come up how to contact your elected officials via phone, email, etc. You can simply shoot them a short email saying you are against SOPA and PIPA.