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Be Vocal! Write a "Letter to the Editor" at Your Local Paper

The Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing the State of California’s infamous ‘violent video game case,’ Schwarzenegger v. EMA on Tuesday, November 2nd.  That means that this year, or early next, the Court is going to decide whether to agree with the lower federal courts or not. Agreeing would mean that they believe that video games are,



and should continue to be, First Amendment protected speech; just like books, movies and music. The court disagreeing would mean that they think video games should be treated differently. This could lead to new bills and laws curtailing video game access in states across the country.

For nearly two decades, elected officials have tried to regulate which video games you can buy, rent and play. Every single time they’ve passed a law, the federal courts have struck it down as unconstitutional. But this may change this fall.

We're asking you to to help spread the word and show a positive face of video game players.  Write your local newspaper a "letter to the editor" and say we will not stand for this, games should be protected and treated like other forms of First Amendment protected media.

Step 1 - Select a Recipient

Enter your zip code and choose the newspaper you're writing to.

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Step 2 - Write your message