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Old 06-10-2011, 08:01 PM   #106
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #107
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

My letter to the editor to my local paper. Anyone can feel free to use as your own (as is or modified as you see fit). My letter is modified from DrewOnTilt's letter, who started with a letter written by someone else. :-) What the hell. We're all family here, right? Anyway, this version is 214 words. My local paper doesn't want anything over 250 words.

Dear Editor,

On April 15th, the Department of Justice indicted three providers of online poker for processing player funds. They call it money laundering. Ten million Americans, myself included, play this skill game as a hobby. In this time of economic trouble and government budget overruns, why is our government focused on busting up poker games? This action is wasteful, and it starts us down a dangerous path towards government interference in our daily lives.

Our legislators should create a regulatory framework that allows responsible operators to provide Internet poker, defines rules for dealing with problem gamblers and minors, and establishes a tax structure. One recent study estimates that taxing Internet poker in the U.S. could generate $42 billion in revenue over ten years.

Furthermore, it is the job of the government to defend my right to life, liberty, and property. It is not the government’s job to protect me from myself. Responsible adults who want to compete against each other at poker, a game of skill, should be allowed to do so from the comfort of their own homes.

Please write and call your congresspersons and request that they support the regulation and taxation of Internet poker. To do so makes good sense from both a personal freedom and a tax revenue point of view.

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Old 06-11-2011, 07:16 PM   #108
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:13 AM   #109
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:45 AM   #110
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Upvote this plan on DIGG: http://digg.com/news/politics/poker_...for_their_game
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:03 PM   #111
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:51 PM   #112
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Tue., June 14th - Wed., June 15th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Tuesday & Wednesday plan:

Let's continue contacting mainstream media to ask them to increase coverage of our issue. Let's contact Fox News again. As they ran the article last week on this issue, we now something to which we can point. In other words, we can write, "I applaud Fox News for running the article on June 4th on the online poker shutdown and for the John Stossel special on the broader online gaming issue. I encourage you to keep covering this important issue."

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Recurring actions:

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

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Upvote this plan on DIGG: http://digg.com/news/politics/poker_...for_their_game

Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:01 AM   #113
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Let's continue contacting mainstream media to ask them to increase coverage of our issue. Let's contact CBS News today. As they have been critical in the past, especially on 60 Minutes, let's mention specifically that we support the right to play.

Contact info:
Recurring actions:

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

I created a short URL for this thread that should help with sharing: http://******/takeaction

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Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

Thanks!

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:29 AM   #114
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thursday, June 16th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #115
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

CBS News really needs to hear from us, so let's keep up that action and the great Facebook posts for today. Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:09 PM   #116
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Emails sent to:

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weekend@cbsnew.com
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Also sent to all contacts here:

All you have to do is fill it out once, and then just hit the back button and change the place you want to send it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #117
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Emails sent to:

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All you have to do is fill it out once, and then just hit the back button and change the place you want to send it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #118
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 18th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.). Rep. Barton has cited our Facebook posts, so we know it works.

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Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is readying a bill that would make it legal for Americans to bet money on online poker. Barton said he was urged to act via Facebook by many of his constituents who play poker online and were upset by a federal crackdown in April on some online poker sites.
Imagine if we all participated in the Facebook posts! With that, let's all focus on this this weekend (and beyond, of course):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Recurring actions:

Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

I created a short URL for this thread that should help with sharing: http://******/takeaction

Take Action Now and Contact your Lawmaker


Click Buttons to Send Letters in less than 60 seconds:






Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #119
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 18th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Also, can you all please like and share http://www.facebook.com/rich.muny/posts/223295381027982 on Facebook? Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #120
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 18th (see post #1 for today's plan)

sent. once you fill out one you can just double click on each field and your info should be there doesnt even take a minute. please get more people to do this it can only help and litterally doesnt take anything
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