SOPA Track is a new website that lets you find out where your elected officials stand on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). The tool also provides contact information and links to the social media profiles of all officials who are active on a major social network, such as Facebook or Twitter.
Users of the website can look up elected officials by state or get more focused results by using a street address. After searching, the site displays a list of your Congresspeople in the Senate and House of Representatives.
SOPA Track will tell you if your elected officials have expressly stated their support or disapproval of SOPA/PIPA along with the amount of money they’ve raised from pro and anti-SOPA organizations. An office phone number and links to each Congressperson’s social media profiles are also included.
The site was designed and built by Randy Meech of Brooklyn, NY. According to Meech, he was following the SOPA story very closely on news sites and on Reddit. Meech found SOPA/PIPA and the deliberation in Congress surrounding the bills “upsetting.”
“The debate felt rushed, sneaky and forced,” said Meech.
Meech said he liked the idea of an app which showed where local politicians stand on the issues that citizens care about. SOPA Track does exactly that.
Will SOPA Track be expanded any further? Not yet.
“The site’s basically done until a vote happens,” said Meech. “It’ll be a pivotal moment, and it’s been interesting to be a part [of it].”
Where Do Your Elected Officials Stand on SOPA?