This markup is far from over, and it's already the longest markup that the House Judiciary Committee has had in quite some time. The process has been grueling, but some of the wide variety of concerns and opposition that surround this bill have now surfaced in the Committee.
I've seen comments made online...on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, news websites, blogs, and keepthewebopen.com...from these posts it appears most who have heard about SOPA are opposed to it.
But the posts also tell me that many people don't understand the power that they have. On my way to the markup today, I spoke with a colleague who had received a phone call from a small businessperson back home who opposed to SOPA and shared how it would affect them adversely. This caused my colleague to ask about the bill and to seek information about alternatives. If the American people want to have a say about the future of the Internet, more of these conversations need to happen. If you are opposed to SOPA, speak up. You can place a phone call to your Member of Congress' D.C. office and express your opposition. You can find your Representatives' contact info here.
Members are all going home to their districts. Gather your friends and ask for a meeting in their district office. Organize. Speak up.
Members of Congress face the voters of their districts they represent every other year at election time. The opinions of the people who live in the districts they represent matter to a Member of Congress a very great deal.