If you live here in Massachusetts then I encourage you to write and call your local state representative and tell them you support Massachusetts House Bill 1794.
This is the bill that would end employee non compete agreements (it would not impact non-disclosure agreements or non solicitation agreements. those are quite different and should be protected).
Our firm, Spark Capital, endorsed this bill. Xconomy has the full story here.
I hope the Boston Globe writes about it as well.
Spread the word!.