Hey folks! Here is a matter that is near and dear to my heart. I've always been a gamer at heart and, like many of you, I can always think back and recall the great memories that have included video games. I grew up with the conception and most evolving era in video gaming. At every age, I fondly recall the game that meant the most to me, the games that I connected with the most. Today, video games are part of our lifestyles and, in many cases, are a way of staying connected with friends around the world. I would not want anyone telling me which games I can buy or play. I believe games should have ratings for different maturity levels (like movies and TV shows) but the ultimate choice of which games I play or let my kids play should be mine.
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. It's important to make our voices heard and to spread the word to our friends, family and fellow gamers.
Show your support for free speech and the First Amendment by signing The Gamer Petition. Your signature will be added to the ECA's amicus brief that will be filed with the Supreme Court in Schwarzenegger v. EMA.
If you’re an American gamer, and you care about gaming and your rights, stand up and be counted. Take a moment to help get the word out about this petition and encourage everyone you know to sign on at The ECA's website .
The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is the non-profit membership organization that represents consumers of interactive entertainment in the US and Canada. The association was founded to give gamers a collective voice with which to communicate their concerns, address their issues and focus their advocacy efforts. As such, the ECA is committed to a host of public policy efforts, empowering and enabling the membership to effect change.
I am a gamer, my tag is "WASDted", I enjoy my rights and I signed the petition today.