In the circles I run in (Scholarly Communications, Libraries) there is a petition being passed around which seeks to bring the issue of open access to the immediate attention of President Obama. You can read all about it here.
I shared a video (below) on Facebook, which was then reshared by a friend who is in a humanities PhD program asking his science colleagues what they thought. In reading the few responses, I realized quickly that the misunderstandings about open access were fraught in the conversation, so I had no choice but to dive in with a (sufficiently-opinionated) response, pasted below for your reading pleasure. (Names removed for privacy)