As “Cybersecurity Week” gets underway, Test PAC is kicking things off with a great example of average Americans using technology as a mean of protest.
On Tuesday, April 10, Texas congressman and sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act Lamar Smith hosted a jobs fair at the University of Texas at Austin. While Smith made his rounds, law student and Test PAC member Stephen Saltarelli saw an opportunity to give the representative a couple of “resume tips” in anticipation of his defeat in the May 29th republican primaries.
Saltarelli also alludes to Smith’s incident with copyright infringement on his website, showing the congressman’s hypocrisy and difficulty in dealing with the personal application of his own legislation.
Saltarelli’s tongue-and-cheek protest highlights the growing concern those in Texas’ 21st district have with Lamar Smith. Smith’s failed attempts at initializing a big government takeover of the internet has brought the fight over internet freedoms into the national spotlight. While Smith continues to employ a “head in the sand” tactic when it comes to discussing sensible internet legislation, individuals like Saltarelli are forced to bring the conversation to Smith’s doorstep.
So hold on to those resume tips Lamar Smith: come May 29th, you’ll be thankful you have them.
To find out more about Test PAC’s campaign against Lamar Smith, visit unseatlamar.com