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[–]s3k2p7s9m8b5 970 points971 points  (144 children)

Thank you for this post, this community is sleeping... wake up guys! This is very important.

It took me 3 minutes to contact my local senator and voice my support for the pro-innovation stance of the amendment. Definitely 3 minutes I am not going to regret spending.

The current infrastructure amendment AFFECTS each and everyone of us.

The current amendment categorizes validators of stake pools as "brokers" and requires them with comply with impossible-to-implement KYC procedures. VERY VERY VERY INGORANT.

This is not only limited to POS systems of the present but will also affect POW systems in the future if such an amendment is allowed to pass with no opposition. This is absolutely ridiculous.

This is not about taxes. This is about uninformed/malicious law makers trying to regulate the markets in AN EXTREMELY ignorant manner. They are purely targeting the developers and validators.

This is a very anti-innovation move with absolutely no upside.

Use this link

to find the contact details of your local representatives and support the " Wyden, Toomey, and Lummis stance" which supports better phrasing of the amendment and recognizes the difference between brokers and developers/validators.

EDIT : In the link given, you can see how you can relay your message in the most pleasant and straight forward manner.

“Hi, I’m calling to ask that you support Senator Wyden, Toomey, and Lummis’s amendment to the cryptocurrency provision of the infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684) . This amendment will ensure that the provision does not dramatically expand financial surveillance, harm innovation, or undermine human rights. Policies that impact basic freedom and the future of the Internet should be debated carefully and should never be attached to must-pass bills. Thank you.”

[–]SolorMining 551 points552 points 2 (63 children)

Make sure you tell them the "Wyden, Toomey and Lummis amendment"

These dirty fuckers are introducing their own new amendment that is worse than the initial provision, so they can pass that amendment instead and the run headlines like "amendment passed, crypto activists win" to deceive the public. Dirty fuckers, all of them.

The Wyden, Toomey, Lummis amendment is what they need to vote for, or else we vote them out!

Call your Senators now! https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

[–]vinloPlatinum | QC: CC 77, BTC 47 | r/WallStreetBets 220 66 points67 points  (7 children)

I called my first senator and was told that "all lines are busy" and then disconnected.

I called my second senator and was able to leave the message.

[–]SolorMining 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Great job! Retry the first in 15 minutes.

[–]GroundbreakingLack78 22 points23 points  (2 children)

And then try every 5 minutes.

[–]jbarkfit3 - 4 years account age. 200 - 400 comment karma. 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And then call from a work phone

[–]SteadyWolf 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I called and got a busy line for first Senator and voicemail for second. When I called back a voice announced the first number was “unallocated”. This was for California, so I followed up by sending email through Senator’s page.

[–]kenpenguin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Email them too

[–]RufflezAU 91 points92 points  (19 children)

I upvoted for visibility!

[–]throwaway_clone 105 points106 points  (10 children)

Non American here cheering you guys on with an updoot

[–]TonyHawksSkateboard 33 points34 points  (5 children)

As an American, we need all the help we can get.

[–]SxQuadro 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You have my support my fellow americans. Keep fighting for you rights!

[–]Fishflakes241 - 2 years account age. 35 - 100 comment karma. 8 points9 points  (0 children)

As a non American, please do your part. We don't want this spreading

[–]Set1Less 63 points64 points  (24 children)

This is really scammy. The fuckers are literally rug pulling their own people. What a farce

So many people here wanted regulation, they wanted the big agencies to step in, they wanted law makers to regulate crypto. I hope they are still not the little sheeple in fairy world and have woken up atleast now.

The regulators are literally scamming people with a switcharoo trick that you expect from a low cap shitcoin - switching the smart contract and stealing the funds. Here they are switching the amendments, confusing people and gonna claim victory.

Is there any chance the overall bill fails? I remember some bills failed last year because of lack of support. Now I read just 50 votes are enough for this to pass, seems like it will though?

[–]nomoredamnusernames 73 points74 points  (6 children)


For those less inclined to speak to anyone, you can generally send a written message to US Senators through their websites. Finding their websites is very easy here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

[–]Nickel62Platinum | QC: CC 358, ETH 18 | TraderSubs 21 58 points59 points  (5 children)

Please go on Twitter as well. Most of these senators are there on Twitter. Tweet, reply and tag as many senators as you can. Let's get this trending.

[–]anonimo1962 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yes! Call them out in public. No one was asking for this. The public has not been requesting crypto legislation that I'm aware of!

[–]Experience111Platinum | QC: CC 111, BTC 52 | r/Buttcoin 6 130 points131 points  (27 children)

Yeah it’s crazy, a bunch of useless posts about moons or some guy saying he can buy 4 iPhones are higher up than this absolutely crucial thread. This is a political battle we absolutely need to fight with all hands on deck.

[–]DetroitMotorShowPlatinum | QC: CC 343 | TraderSubs 11 89 points90 points  (17 children)

I checked with mods if this can be sticked, apparently the Moon week cant be un-sticked, so these posts can only MAX get to the sticky on the daily thread. These Moon shit at this time is really beyond stupidity man

Guys, wake the fuck up

If this bill passes, it seeks to label every entity transferring crypto as a broker. This includes Reddit as well. Reddit, as a US company, will have to become a broker, collect KYC for all users (3 million subscribers), and provide the details to the IRS. Is Reddit going to do that? Just ask yourself - will any company bother? It would be much easier to just wind up all crypto related stuff.

Moons will invariably be dead if this bill passes. All innovation and use cases in crypto will be over.

That Moon week nonsense has to be unsticked and this has to be sticked ASAP.

The vote has been moved to tomorrow, so there is 24 Hours to contact your Senator and make a point.

[–]SolorMining 27 points28 points  (8 children)

We have upvoted a handful of these to the front page. TBH I think they do better on /all/ trending if they aren't stickies.

For instance, this post is now on Reddit's "Popular", which I think being a sticky disqualifies the post from, so now broader reddit is seeing this and not just our subreddit.

[–]DetroitMotorShowPlatinum | QC: CC 343 | TraderSubs 11 11 points12 points  (6 children)

Sticked posts dont go to r/all?

Unfortunately this seems like a crypto specific issue tbh. Ive tried talking about it to non-crypto folks I know and none of them bother about it. Crypto is kinda small at this moment for such small sneaky provisions to capture everyone's attention

That is part of the govt's plan. They want to regulate and stop crypto, without passing any specific law that gives crypto attention and polarise people for and against it. By sneaking this into the infra bill

[–]Cute_Parfait_2182 17 points18 points  (4 children)

It won’t be over but it will be for all Americans. Most dapps will kick American IP adresses out . No American can ever participate in eth 2.0. Cardano would need to redomicile all nodes out of the USA . It gets more confusing.

[–]Drudgel 27 points28 points  (7 children)

It's climbing, should be top post soon :) We'll get some good visibility for sure

[–]repostssleuthbotGold | QC: CC 43 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Just got the notification

[–]GroundbreakingLack78 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’n upvoting everything, we need to make it more visible even though I’m European. It will affect all of us guys.

[–]spongebobmoonRedditor for 2 months. 17 points18 points  (7 children)

I'm not going to lie, but I don't know how to do any of this.

[–]Nickel62Platinum | QC: CC 358, ETH 18 | TraderSubs 21 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Then go on Twitter. Find your senator and as many senators as possible. Pour your heat out in 140 characters or less and tag as many senators as possible.

[–]Sea-Challenge28031 - 2 years account age. 35 - 100 comment karma. 186 points187 points  (19 children)

I just called my senators (Maryland: Benjamin Cardin, Chris Van Hollen) using the link below to ask them to support the right amendment (Wyden, Toomey, and Lummis’s amendment) . Great experience - only took 2min. You can read of a script - no need to think or be nervous. Cardin's office was in person - very nice staff - she said she will pass it on asap, van Hollen was voicebox. Everyone - please do it NOW, we need this done today and it is extremely easy to do. Ideally use landline or unblock/unsilence 'unknown callers' if using cell phone -that way it is all automated for you. This needs to get done SOONER RATHER THAN LATER - TODAY! It is very easy and very fast (and free!): https://www.fightforthefuture.org/actions/stop-the-senate-from-sneaking-through-total-surveillance-of-the-crypto-economy/

[–]LaFlare90 51 points52 points  (4 children)

Done. Called both of my state senators and left messages in under 5 minutes total. Very easy.

[–]JrGarlicTin 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Done. Called both of my California senators. Took a few tries to get through to Feinstein but she got the message.

[–]nana-melaninja1 - 2 years account age. 100 - 200 comment karma. 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I'm from Maryland too, just gave them both a call.

[–]Aegontarg07 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve told my cousins who live in US to call their senators too

[–]French_physicist 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Come on Americans pick up the phone ! Giving support from EU

[–]ultron290196Platinum | QC: CC 222 31 points32 points  (1 child)

[–]NoMaansSilver | QC: CC 43 27 points28 points  (6 children)

The text bot said over 45k have sent in from the bot :D

[–]TooLateToPush 72 points73 points  (34 children)

can someone ELI5 what this bill is going to do, please?

[–]Megabyte7637Redditor for 3 months. 84 points85 points  (9 children)

It's really bad. It I'll basically make it untenable to own or trade Crypto in the United States because compliance with said surveillance of a decentralized network is impossible.

[–]TheWonderSnail 18 points19 points  (8 children)

I don’t really know crypto and just casually read headlines from a distance but I thought the whole appeal of crypto was it’s not something the government controls? If governments can just pass laws to fuck everything up then what’s the point in owning crypto? What’s the end goal here?

[–]Megabyte7637Redditor for 3 months. 28 points29 points  (4 children)

HSBC in GBR banned their users from transactions of their account holders to Cryptocurrencies of any kind but it didn't change anything. British users were just pissed off & threatened to leave that bank.

I highly doubt it'll affect the overall ecosystem, you can't control the internet. They're just criminalizing certain tech, it'll just end up like the Draconian copyright laws in the U.S. comparatively to other countries. /r/piracy /r/torrents

  • Basically they can't stop it so they're just going to outlaw it. It'll survive but other countries will develop it instead because no company could feasibly operate legally with legislation like this.

[–]KetsubanZero 53 points54 points  (22 children)

From what I've heard it treats Proof of Stake Validators and Proof of work Miners as brokers, thus enforcing KYC, and that's a big issue

At least this is what I understood of the bill

[–]Loud_Application5176 33 points34 points  (16 children)

No, just Proof of Stake.

[–]shortwhiteguyTin 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Not exactly. The initial bill proposed does not distinguish between PoW and PoS. The latest "Warner-Portman-Sinema" amendment explicitly says PoW mining is not affected leaving it implied that PoS staking is affected.

There's another amendment from Wyden-Toomey-Lummis that is much more reasonable and would make it so they're both unaffected directly.

[–]Duce_de_Zoop[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

lol of course its warner portman sinema. three of the slimiest dirtbags in the senate

[–]crypto_grandmaPlatinum | QC: CC 755 118 points119 points  (6 children)

For those that think it won't make any difference, I saw this comment in the pinned post on this issue in r/Bitcoin that hopefully will encourage people to see they can make a difference:

I interned for an organization that works on calling/emailing congressmen and senators on acts that we need to pass.

I never knew how this actually DOES make a difference.

You don't even need to say the paragraph, you can say some simplified short sentence like "I support this amendment to this act". An intern answering your call will add a tally to "support this amendment to this act" to the call report that is sent to the congressional leader and their staffers. It is an email containing numbers of how many people called about what. We can really work together to make this staggering.

True, there may be some senators that are being disgustingly lobbied out of their decisions. But there are also those who are genuinely interested/confused on cryptocurrency and this shows them the general public consensus to support.

You can literally call/email every week on repeat, it goes on a fresh new report each week. Please help in making this work.

[–]ultron290196Platinum | QC: CC 222 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Reddit community has more influence than we think.

[–]simplelifestylePlatinum | QC: BTC 79 | r/Politics 29[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Thank you! I just added it to the post.

[–]Pma2kdota 107 points108 points  (24 children)

when millions don't have access to healthcare, it can wait till the next election cycle and nothing will be done. when it threatens their paychecks, they vote the next day.

[–]The_Nutcrack 280 points281 points  (55 children)

And what the US does, they push other countries to do too. Pass this information on to your friends in the States.

[–]Imaginary-Cow25 74 points75 points  (18 children)

This is the sad reality. The decision there can really resonate to other countries

[–]pikkuhillo 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Like it did on certain drugs in the past when certain political authorities wanted to attack hippie movement in US. Then the same shitty regulations considering medical studies travelled to Europe and we had a 50y halt regarding natural substenances in treatment. Not the only reason of course, but a major correlative.

[–]Fru1tsPunchSamurai_G 21 points22 points  (9 children)

Domino's effect. I can see the EU trying something similat if that passes

[–]mooningdogRedditor for 2 months. 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Let's hope not. Let's fight this

[–]SmokeBlountsTin 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The Domino's cheesy crust effect

[–]Imaginary-Cow25 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yup, that’s my fear! Hope to see some positive news break out

[–]0Default0 3 points4 points  (1 child)

If it passes doesn’t mean EU will also follow, but it might give some ideas to people in other countries which is still not good...

[–]Set1Less 79 points80 points  (19 children)

This is NOT the work of US Senators.

This is the FATF recommendation inserted into the infrastructure bill.

US Senators are just the ones playing as they are told to. Read the WSJ article, Secretary of Treasury Yellen is actually behind White house supporting these new laws, and Yellen works closely with FATF and other central banking agencies across the world who are at the forefront of today's legacy economic system.

This cancer starts from way above, with the unelected body the FATF made up of some of some of the prominent critics of crypto. They are doing everything possible in their authority to stamp out crypto usage especially defi. They want to KYC each and every address on the blockchain. On every blockchain. each time you send a txn, they want to label the addresses to you and to others you send to. This is the ultimate goal of FATF

Currently, across a wide political spectrum in major countries like the USA, UK, EU etc, there are not many pro crypto regulations in the work. By pro crypto, I mean allowing it to be used as tender, used as currency etc. Not ETF proposals.

Majority of the regulatory suggestions are just more surveillance, more KYC, more harassment of crypto users. Regulators are not our friends, there are no good regulations.

People here want regulations to prevent scams, prevent fraud etc.. none of the regulations even try to address this. They just want surveillance and compliance, so that it becomes impossible to use defi.

People need to wisen up and start considering becoming one issue voters if they have to see positive regulations around crypto.

[–]WoWMHC 57 points58 points  (3 children)

Yellen is an academic idiot with no real world accomplishments other than inflating and devaluing our currency, creating a demand for crypto in the first place. Anything she is for, this space should be against.

[–]hammerandanvilpro 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wish I could give you 10 upvotes instead of just 1.

[–]starfire_xes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't insult academic idiots!

[–]Dux0r 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Thank you for this- a better depth of understanding of Politics is honestly one of the best things you can do to protect your crypto investments in the long term for very little time and effort. It's the only significant weak link for crypto just now in my opinion.

[–]Nickel62Platinum | QC: CC 358, ETH 18 | TraderSubs 21 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Out of curiosity, how can they introduce a bill and then pass it within weeks of introduction? Doesn't it need to pass through multiple levels within the government, before it's passed and made into a law?

[–]whenijusthavetopost 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I am hoping we find the world less willing to jump on whatever wagon the US is pulling after the last 4 years of being hostile and uncooperative with its allies.

[–]The_Nutcrack 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sometimes, it's just the threat of sanctions imposed by the US that can force smaller countries to comply with whatever the US wants. Age old strategy.

[–]niloony 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep, only way to enforce it is to push everything up to international bodies and make other governments play by the same rulebook.

[–]Eltotsira 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This is an important point for the people who comment "not everyone lives in the US."

Yes, obviously, but as a general rule it still affects all of us.

[–]Diminator95 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Does anybody know what time it will be decided?

[–]Re-MecsTin 86 points87 points  (6 children)

Good luck all you US guys

[–]mooningdogRedditor for 2 months. 42 points43 points  (3 children)

As a non US citizen, you guys got my support

[–]SolorMining 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Dirty fuckers are trying to push their own amendment (worse than the initial provision) in opposition to the Wyden, Toomey, Lummis amendment so that they can use media headlines to deceive the public by saying "crypto activists win as amendment passes".

EVERYONE CALL YOUR SENATOR! Let them know they WILL lose votes if they dont adopt the Wyden, Toomey, Lummis amendment!

Keep the pressure on! We are winning!


[–]ultron290196Platinum | QC: CC 222 10 points11 points  (1 child)

We're cheering for you guys

[–]JONUTUNIVERSALUGold | QC: CC 76 133 points134 points  (67 children)

I am not an American, but can I do something to help?

[–]whenijusthavetopost 97 points98 points  (36 children)

Also major props to anyone in the US who got on the phone or otherwise made their stance known. It can be frustrating having no say when you know the US's positions set a major standard for other nations.

[–]Truffle_Shuffle_85Gold | QC: CC 99, BTC 35, ETH 31 | LINK 11 | TraderSubs 28 45 points46 points  (13 children)

I already made my call. They will at least hear from this American.

[–]Drudgel 20 points21 points  (10 children)

Same here! Feelin' like Bogdanoff making calls

[–]Dux0r 19 points20 points  (1 child)

The irony of a Starship Troopers gif being used to unite people on taking a political stance on US politics is not lost on me sir.

[–]Drudgel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This guy gets it

[–]Jake123194 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Good job, thanks from a European :)

[–]Imaginary-Cow25 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yes, this surely needs to be acknowledged!

[–]Gentle-Sir-ManRedditor for 2 months. 6 points7 points  (19 children)

does this honestly help, tho? I doubt it would be thousands of people phoning in? And even if, arent votes in millions?

[–]jhb760 15 points16 points  (18 children)

These politicians answer to their constituents. No matter how greasy they are, they still have to keep the people who elected them happy or they lose their next term. The politicians won't hear the polite statement. They will hear "we don't like what you're doing, so we won't vote for you."

And yes it really does help. Especially with old fucks like the ones in power in the US.

[–]Gentle-Sir-ManRedditor for 2 months. 8 points9 points  (16 children)

huh, strange.. but how much power a few folks phoning in can have when others would not mind? Unless really tens of thousands people will complain, I feel like this will be ignored, no?

[–]Drudgel 5 points6 points  (5 children)

I guess we have to hope thousands of people make the call :)

This is a pretty huge sub, after all

[–]Gentle-Sir-ManRedditor for 2 months. 5 points6 points  (4 children)

yeah, but how many are from US, tho?

[–]Drudgel 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Let's say conservatively 30% (I think it could even be more). 30% of 3.3m members is basically 1 million U.S. members!

[–]jhb760 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Not when it's non-stop. If they get 200 voicemails they wouldn't have the time in the day to listen to them all. Believe it or not, this is the best chance we have unless someone with a big bag starts lobbying for better rules.

[–]Hank___Scorpio 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Post this on any altcoin subreddit you are subscribed to. Alt coins will likely be hurt more than anything else with any iteration of this bill. They absolutely need to be getting involved.

[–]kinocrypto1 - 2 years account age. 100 - 200 comment karma. 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I emailed both of my senators! Wasn't sure which "Topic" to select, so I put "Other" Can someone comment what the better tag is? Environment, economy, banking and finance, tax, were some options..

[–]Thomshan911 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Can people outside the US do anything to help?

[–]SSgtWindBag1 - 2 years account age. 100 - 200 comment karma. 11 points12 points  (3 children)

If this passes in the US, they will bully all the other governments into doing it as well. It’s what they do.

[–]Desafino41 - 2 years account age. 100 - 200 comment karma. 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Move to Portugal 👍

[–]wizneberWARNING: 8 - 9 years account age. 57 - 113 comment karma. 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I called and left both my senators a nice message. I should say I left one nice message and told Senator Portman what I really thought of him.

[–]unc4l1n 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Call your fucking senators and congressmen right now.


Then Tweet and email them.

[–]kopisiutaidaily 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good luck America.

[–]sexwont 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Let's go American friends!!! Wish I could do more than offer my support but it's all I got haha

[–]mooningdogRedditor for 2 months. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same. Feeling helpless as a non American, you guys got my support too though!

[–]whatthefuckistime 48 points49 points  (4 children)

I'm not from the US but you guys should really actually call them and have your interests known

[–]CryptographicPanicRedditor for 3 months. 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Indeed, Nows not the time for pussy footing around.. stand your ground people now is the time..

[–]Cloud_Midnight 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ask your parents, siblings and friends to call. Hell, even your boss and co-workers!

[–]FooliusErasmus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just contacted both my Senators, only took a couple minutes… everyone who has a moment it’d be great if you could help!

[–]TacoChop18Redditor for 1 month. 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This will have disastrous effects for anyone trading crypto worldwide. Please, please, encourage anyone in the US that you know to call their Rep and put a stop to it.

[–]topothebellcurve 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I contacted my senators!

[–]Excitement_Far 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Oh Senator Sinema...you fucking bitch.

[–]happyotter1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So many clowns deciding on things they have no clue about.

[–]specterlittross2019 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wish my American bros the best !

[–]giddyup281Gold | QC: CC 80 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Call/e-mail your representative. This is something that you can do. They need your votes, you need to make those votes count in matters such as these

[–]mamalalatataRedditor for 1 month. 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]NoAverage9216Redditor for 2 months. 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Crypto is here to stay

[–]syrupboy245 - 6 years account age. 300 - 600 comment karma. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just called and emailed! Hope they get the point otherwise I’m voting for the opposition next election.

[–]Theoneandonlybigmoe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Mods- this post should be pinned.

[–]pootie-shoe 5 points6 points  (1 child)

In addition to calling, what about their official Twitter and Facebook pages? I feel like the more calls, and messages on all platforms can’t hurt

[–]pootie-shoe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Called. Now hitting up their Twitter. Doing my part. Not going down without a fight

[–]qualified_individualRedditor for 3 months. 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I just used resistbot after calling my senator’s office and they told me it was full. It was super easy, thank you for notifying us!

[–]bbq420 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Anything I can do from Canada?

[–]maple_firenze 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Updoot for awareness?

Us internationals can only cheer from the sidelines I think.

[–]bbq420 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ll give it my all

[–]bleibengleich 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It'll affect us for sure.

[–]uDontInterestMe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Done. Won't make a difference with my state's Senators, but I put only 2¢ as a constituent!

[–]LooseFurJonesRedditor for 2 months. 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I called both my dipshit senators from floridduh.

[–]JeffersonsHat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Did my part

[–]captnmiss 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sent !

[–]ikeep4gettin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Left my messages, hope y'all did too

[–]H__Dresden 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Those bastards!

[–]MoneyBoy22 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Let’s all do it guys, for our future!

[–]TypicalMolasses6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't pay your taxes regardless. They're stealing from you.

[–]pizza-chit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We can’t just yell, Theyre more likely to listen if we engage the lawmakers with productive dialogue and facts. Don’t let them lump us in with GameStop lol

[–]moeljills 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Let's get this trending on Twitter! Let's blow up the internet, I'll retweet anyone who tweets about it, let's band together and get some momentum! Just drop a link here and we can all push eachother to the top

[–]Hot_Air82801 - 2 years account age. -15 - 35 comment karma. 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Why can’t we just legalize weed :(

[–]Eltotsira 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"crypto developers and proof-of-stake validators will continue to be subject to extended reporting and taxation."


[–]combocookie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Could some American call them in my place? I'm not American btw.

[–]skeemodream 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Called portmans office and asked he pull his amendment

[–]ultron290196Platinum | QC: CC 222 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I can't do shit from India but I wanna help

[–]kshucker 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Pennsylvanian here. r/Pennsylvania loves to shit on Pat Toomey. Curious what other Pennsylvanians on here think of this.

[–]Dabba-The-HuttOG 5 points6 points  (0 children)


I've shared it to everyone I know that is involved with crypto in hopes to spread awareness, please do the same!

I've done my part, fingers crossed.

[–]watermelonenchiladaRedditor for 3 months. 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I called. Come on Kyrsten Sinema!

[–]Calm-Cartographer677 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Cheering you on from the UK

[–]EnvinsuleTin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is so important. Thank you. I took 5 min to call, read the script, provided my zip code. Done!

[–]ilovecakeshark 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We don’t stand a fucking chance, the majority of Americans still think its some hacker ghost money

[–]Ateaseloser 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Man, I live in the u.s and why is it that every freaking bill i see is god awful. I seriously can't stand it

[–]Angst011 - 2 years account age. -15 - 35 comment karma. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I called both my Senators, left a message for one and got a live human for the other. I explained my concerns to the person on the other and emphasized that the Warner-Portman-Sinema amendment disincentivizes the push for potentially more environmentally friendly cryptocurrencies. Hopefully it helps.

I'd encourage everyone to call - read from the script if you must, but if you do get a human on the other end it may be helpful just to add in a sentence or two of your own thoughts so we don't sound like a robot army.

[–]SL-Gremory- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Called my state senator. Very quick and easy, no reason not to do it lads.

[–]JamesFBaker3 - 4 years account age. 50 - 100 comment karma. 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Not an American but whish i could help. This whole infrastructure bill seems like a mess for you guys over there. I've seen crypto sell off on milder news than this though, wonder why most coins are going up as if nothing is wrong.

[–]iamnobody331 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yall need to wake the fuck up Americans. At this point calling yourself land of the free is a joke

[–]_Killian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not an American, but yeah this is very concerning

[–]kmmck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I dont live in the US but Ill be sending the url of this post to all my friend groups and forums. I really hope we can win this.

[–]Theoneandonlybigmoe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is a MUST DO!

[–]sargsaucePlatinum | QC: XLM 570, CC 16 | r/Politics 51 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Holy crap, that resist bot is legit! 🤖🔥🔥

[–]Jofra2121Tin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is important.

[–]pootie-shoe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Okay, I’ve called and hit them up on Twitter as well. I encourage every American here to do the same, this affects us and the world.

[–]KillakochRedditor for 2 months. 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Where’s Elon Musk when we need him to tweet in support of crypto? Wasn’t he concerned about bitcoin wasting energy? PoW is the green friendly way.

[–]Positive_Court_77791 - 2 years account age. 100 - 200 comment karma. 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How come the price is surging amidst this FUD? So odd… I really don’t understand how “the market” works…

[–]PalantirVeritas3 - 4 years account age. 200 - 400 comment karma. 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Spread this like wildfire bois ;D

[–]mark_able_jones_Platinum | QC: DOGE 142, CC 103 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you really wanted to help, you would demand that exchanges stop trading with potentially unbacked stablecoins.

Impossible to fight regulation when engaging in such obvious fraud.

[–]ynotforever 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yea I mean what do you hodlers expect? Yall welcome big money. Yall got wet when news of some corporation or billionaire who supports crypto. This is what you get cuz you asked for it.

[–]Prized-Man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And not just that, if these clown's want to pass a bill they will do it no matter what or how loud people shout.

[–]duhherroisme 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Wish I could help but I'm from UK..

[–]inevitable_username 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Idk invade them or something

[–]Extravagos 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Let's go round 2!

[–]duhherroisme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fuck that 😂

[–]Asylum_76 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Look y’all, I’m in my thirties and never voted in any election (I’m not bragging about that). I have generally stayed out politics after serving in the military for reasons…and even I just called both of my Senators. Yeah, I was nervous, and probably sounded ridiculous when I spoke to the staffers (they were polite), but this is the first time I’ve gotten off the sidelines to voice my concerns to my Congress. If you’re on this sub, it affects your future. Go call if you’re in the US. Those that aren’t in the US, thank you for your support.

[–]kushkloudzzPlatinum | QC: CC 127 | VET 18 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Time to take a stand and fight back!

[–]jmaline19Tin 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Let your voice be heard!

[–]Extravagos 5 points6 points  (0 children)

SAVE THE DAILY... Wait wrong voice lol

[–]Imaginary-Cow25 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Loud and clear!

[–]LittleHippoThatCouldRedditor for 1 month. 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Say it louder for the senators in the back

[–]Imaginary-Cow25 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Senators, please remove your headphone!

[–]Fru1tsPunchSamurai_G 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'm a introvert, can't speak loud

[–]Imaginary-Cow25 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Speak English?

[–]MisterAppelmoesmaker 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]wylie2020 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My senator is an APE holding AMC, GME. So its a matter of them being educated on cryptos before they tax it like sharks... Citizen suppression keeping the people in the need of government... It's time we cut the strings and replace the old with the new... Term limits and more education for lawmakers.

[–]DeepSea0range 11 points12 points  (19 children)

How hasn’t the market taken a dip because of these bearish news?

[–]daveywinkle 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Crypto is global. Also, maybe a lot of whales know this won't pass because it's as stupid as fuck.

[–]Stumpyvision4 - 5 years account age. 125 - 250 comment karma. 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I was thinking the exact same thing. The market is going up and the bottom could potentially drop out of it overnight

[–]Cloud_Midnight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Props for this post. Spread the awareness and time to step up! We won’t give in.

[–]mustafa199251Redditor for 3 months. 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That is a great idea, Let your voice be heard👍👍

[–]ClassicJordonTin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From a country across the pond, I will be watching on in earnest. I hope this goes well for you America(ns).

[–]gotwordGold | QC: CC 34 | r/WallStreetBets 33 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Bromari2 - 3 years account age. 150 - 300 comment karma. 2 points3 points  (1 child)

“Organizing” is the opposite of what most crypto fanatics are likely to do (after all, the purported purpose is to eliminate the need or ability for any government to perform oversight of financial markets).

Calling your Senator to beg them not to tax your crypto holdings is an admission that the crypto selling point of “democratizing” and “decentralizing” finance is a facade.

[–]rockfordtj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Voice your opinion to them if it’s worth your time but unless I can vote and have a direct impact on the outcome I don’t believe they will give a shit about my opinion.

[–]ThePhoenix898 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, i wish you good luck guys - I'm from Europe

[–]Dapper_Pauper_41 - 2 years account age. -15 - 35 comment karma. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This post needs to be the top post for sure but most importantly people need to take action. I just shared with all my family and friends that support crypto. Do the same. Spread the word!

[–]ejkook 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the ResistBot link. I'm not a fan of speaking on the phone, even from a script, so I appreciate the option of sending a written message.

It did ask for name, address, phone number, and email, so up to you if you want to give that information up.

[–]Loud_Application5176 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey Mods...how about unpinning the fucking moon posts?

[–]Amazing_Succotash677 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So important!!!

[–]mucasahin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I support you Americans, do it!

[–]HomelessLives_MatterGold | QC: CC 42 | r/Politics 65 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Remember net neutrality?

I’m not holding my breath you guys... I’m scared

[–]Trans-on-trans 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's pretty hilarious that the price of BitCoin keeps going up against this bad news.

[–]diddlysqt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I called my two senators and representative. Ted Cruz’s DC office has a full voicemail box. Bunch of shit.

[–]InvestAn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I get the urgency of this and am taking the appropriate action to contact my representatives as I encourage all to do. QUESTION: Everything is going up today, ETH, BTC and most alts. Are you all staying in or taking some profits just in case this doesn't go our way?

[–]Melody-Prisca 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I called my Senators. I also called the Senators in the previous two states I've lived. Figured it can't hurt to call more. I really wish they'd debate this stuff carefully, it's always appalling when they add a bunch of unnecessary stuff to must pass bills. There's a reason I don't like politicians from either side.