Reddit, Mozilla, Rep. Issa to launch 'Internet Defense League'

At kickoff events around the world on Thursday night, supporters will turn on "cat signal" spotlights as an unofficial symbol of the coalition.

Early members of the Internet Defense League include Mozilla, Reddit, Imgur, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge. 

Lawmakers who support the group include Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sens. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenSenate votes to overturn IRS guidance limiting donor disclosure Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by Amgen — House passes bill to stop drug companies overcharging Medicaid | Incoming Dem chairman open to 'Medicare For All' hearings | Bill to reduce maternal mortality rates passes House Coal supporter Manchin named top Dem on Senate Energy Committee MORE (D-Ore.) and Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranSenators want assurances from attorney general pick on fate of Mueller probe Overnight Defense: Senate rebukes Trump with Yemen vote | Mattis, Pompeo briefing fails to quell Senate concerns with Saudis | Graham demands CIA briefing on Khashoggi | Pentagon identifies three troops killed in Afghanistan McConnell, Flake clash over protecting Mueller probe MORE (R-Ks.).

On its website, the group says it is targeting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) for defeat.

Issa was a leading opponent of SOPA, but he voted for CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that would increase information sharing between the government and the private sector, when it passed the House in April.