FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 13, 2002
CONTACT: Mr. Ron De Jong, Communications Manager

media@grassfire.net 

 Grassfire.net Rallies Over 135,000 Citizens to Stand Against Online Pornography 

Petitions Delivered To U.S. Justice Department Urging Department to Appeal Internet Porn Decision To Supreme Court!   

WASHINGTON, DC --  Today, the Grassfire.net team delivered more than 135,000 petitions from citizens throughout the land urging the Justice Department to appeal the Court of Appeals decision to overrule the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA)!

”These petitions represent the voice of 135,000 Americans who want to see real legislation to keep Internet porn out of our government buildings, schools, libraries and other public facilities,” says Steve Elliott, President of Grassfire.net. 

The law, which required libraries to use filters to block pornography or risk losing federal monies, was overwhelmingly supported by 535 members of Congress and President Bush. In the end, the three Federal judges who overturned the law seemed more interested in protecting those viewing on-line pornography rather than the innocent children who use our libraries. 

The petitions were gathered over the past few weeks as part of Grassfire.net’s National Campaign To Stop Internet Porn. The National Campaign includes a specific call to “require all public places, schools, libraries to install pornography-filtering software. 

“This petition delivery is a cry from the American people for our government to take action against pornographers who are using the Internet to put our families and our children at risk,” says Elliott. “We cannot allow three judges to derail the will of the American people and our leaders who are working to stop Internet porn.”

Grassfire.net is one of the nation’s leading online grassroots citizen activist organizations, offering real impact, real feedback and real results to hundreds of thousands of people across the nation and around the world. 

For more information, visit Grassfire.net, or contact Mr. Ron De Jong at the above address.