4 million people signed the Google petition by 3:00PM yesterday. ¼ million people sent digital messages to their Congressmen through one site alone. Numerous members of Congress had their sites crash under the volume of protests.
By 10PM last night (1/18/12), 9 of the original 39 Senate sponsors of the PIPA bill had withdrawn their sponsorship. At last count, there are 35 supporters, 18 opponents, and 12 leaning toward opposition. 35 Senators remain uncommitted.
Senator Leahy is attempting to rewrite the legislation. Congressman Smith has stated that he stands squarely behind the bill he wrote and will continue to push it forward.