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Old 12-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Fight for Online Poker Rights Day, Wed Dec 12th (NOT the Daily Action Plan)

Hey everybody.

Please join me in making our voices heard on Wednesday, December 12th. Hopefully many of you can take 60 seconds to help for just one day to help our cause. (Skip to links at the bottom of this post for action plan.)

Right now is an important time for our fight for regulated online poker in the US. While I am no expert when it comes to politics, many of the posters in the legislation forum believe our best chance at federal legislation of online poker in the US is this month during the lame duck session of congress.

The Daily Action Plan is the best way to make sure that you are getting our message out there regularly to as many people of influence as possible. That said, not everyone has the time and/or is willing to commit to take those actions every day. Hopefully many of you can take 60 seconds to help for just one day to help our cause.

I hope many of you will join me in making our voices heard Wednesday, December 12th.There will be several simple links to click within this post similar to the Daily Action Thread. It will only take 60s to participate. There will also be info here on how to contact your local lawmakers. Ideally, we can get a lot of players to call and visit their local offices. For those with less time, though, even taking a few seconds to send a few tweets will help the cause. I will edit this OP with the links as well as info on how to to contact your lawmakers by phone, visits, and other methods. It will all be posted here a few days before the 12th, so you have time to setup meetings or phone calls.

Also similar to the DAP, the pre-filled messages will be somewhat generic asking that our lawmakers support our right to play online poker in our own homes. If you want to be more specific, the tweets are fully editable and you can change them to your own message.

Online poker is easy for politicians to ignore, but I hope we can get loud enough for one day that we can show this issue is important to us. Please spread the word about this to other poker players on Twitter, Facebook, and any other way you can think of. TheEngineer from the PPA has volunteered to inform the PPA's million+ members through email on Wednesday morning.

I hope we can come together as a community for just one day to let our leaders know that online poker is very important to us.

Thank you for reading and participating!

Cliffs: Please come back to this thread on Wednesday, December 12th to take 60 seconds to help the fight for online poker in the US. Spread the word!

Here are the action links. Let's all participate on Wednesday, December 12th and get loud as a community for one day. I am posting these links a day early so everyone can be ready to participate and see how to contact their lawmakers.

The quickest and easiest form of participation is clicking on the links for pre-filled tweets below.

Twitter (Only takes 1 minute):

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE to send pre-filled tweets to our politicians. Just hit submit to send the message "as is," or you can edit them as you wish.

Contact Your lawmakers!

Click HERE and HERE to get contact info for your lawmakers. There will be a "Contact Us" section on each lawmaker's page with phone numbers and email addresses. You can schedule a meeting or just leave a message through email or phone. It can be as simple as "Senator xxxx/Congressman xxxx, I encourage you to support my right to play online poker in my own home on my own computer. Thank you!"

Facebook:

Leave pro poker comments on the walls of House Speaker John Boehner's (HERE and HERE), Senator Harry Reid's, and President Barack Obama's Facebook pages. Leave a comment on any recent wall post. Once again, it can be as simple as the message above in the Twitter or Contact Your Lawmakers sections. Be sure to like the other pro poker comments.

Finally, spread the word about this through Wednesday, December 12th by retweeting HERE and tweeting about this thread directly HERE!

Last edited by Rich Muny; 12-11-2012 at 11:00 PM. Reason: Updated a link
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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I'm in! Retweeted.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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Re: Fight for Online Poker Rights Day, Wed Dec 12th (NOT the Daily Action Plan)

Thanks, Phil!

I'll be a little slow to check on this thread over the next few days as I am playing a live tourney, but I will be in here as much as possible. As mentioned, I will update the thread with the actions a few days before Wednesday. Please spread the word!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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In before someone thinks OP is part of the PPA and derails the thread.


GOGOGOGO LAME DUCK!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
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I'm in
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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In. Tweeted!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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Re: Fight for Online Poker Rights Day, Wed Dec 12th (NOT the Daily Action Plan)

This is very important. Thanks, PBJaxx. Many folks don't realize this is it. There are only a few days left in this session of Congress. But it's just enough time for us to make a sincere blitz of a push if ALL will join in. Let us let Congress know that we are bigger than the lottery lobbying anti-poker group! Let's do this.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:44 PM   #8
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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we should all definitely do this
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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Great idea Jason

In and tweeted
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:50 PM   #12
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In if I remember! (I'll set an alert on my phone)
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #13
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
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Tweeted and will participate. This is well worth our time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:00 PM   #15
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Retweeted. Nice work PBJaxx!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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Re: Fight for Online Poker Rights Day, Wed Dec 12th (NOT the Daily Action Plan)

Posted this thread in my FB. Please re-tweet and post this thread to help spread the word. There's not much time left for a federal solution in the foreseeable future.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #17
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Not cool enough for twitter, but I'll click whatever else you tell me to Jason. Thanks for doing this.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone! We are off to a good start.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #19
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #20
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Re: Fight for Online Poker Rights Day, Wed Dec 12th (NOT the Daily Action Plan)

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Posted this thread in my FB. Please re-tweet and post this thread to help spread the word. There's not much time left for a federal solution in the foreseeable future.
I'm going to try to remember to tweet the link to this thread daily for the next five days. I'll use hashtag poker and maybe even hashtag internet to see what trolls are out there who may want to help in a virtual flash twitter mob or whatever.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:22 PM   #21
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Ok, so here's the tweet I came up with for now.

Please help! Fight for Online #Poker Rights Day Wed Dec 12th. http://************/ba3gj5t Return #Internet poker to the #USA. Pls RT & #flashmob!

(Don't copy and paste this from here cuz the link won't work. My twitter is @sajeffe though -- you can copy it from there I think.)
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #22
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I'm going to try to remember to tweet the link to this thread daily for the next five days. I'll use hashtag poker and maybe even hashtag internet to see what trolls are out there who may want to help in a virtual flash twitter mob or whatever.
Great idea sajeffe. I'll RT you.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:28 AM   #23
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I'm in. Retweeted and posted a link on my Facebook wall.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:14 AM   #24
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Great idea sajeffe. I'll RT you.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #25
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On board PBJaxx, Wed it will rain tweets!
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