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Old 05-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #51
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, May 15th

Today's plan:
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:45 PM   #52
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Done!

It really doesn't take that much time or effort to do these things. It's something we can all do in as little as 10 minutes per day.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #53
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I think this is a really good idea. I was actually motivated to go to the site, but then I saw it was Bachus'. I want to write him an angry letter but I don't think he has developed a higher level emotional or reasoning to understand.

After all, this lizard thing has criminalized online poker himself and then tells the media, well that's what you get poker players for dealing with a criminal organization.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #54
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:34 PM   #55
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Okay, I did it. I just asked nicely for HR 1174. I refrained from adding "Because I want my freedom back from you, you freedom hating Nazi!"
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:42 PM   #56
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Did the stuff for today (and previous days). These daily tasks are an awesome idea, and easy to do. Let's keep this up. Thanks TE.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #57
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Did the stuff for today (and previous days). These daily tasks are an awesome idea, and easy to do. Let's keep this up. Thanks TE.
Thank you and everyone else who's participating!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #58
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Will the Financial Services committee take calls from non-constituents? Just thinking of when I tried to contact Barney Frank in the past and was told he only takes calls and emails from his district. Or is that tailored towards those with Congressional reps on the committee?
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #59
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Will the Financial Services committee take calls from non-constituents? Just thinking of when I tried to contact Barney Frank in the past and was told he only takes calls and emails from his district. Or is that tailored towards those with Congressional reps on the committee?
I believe they'll take your call. I know they'll take the email, as I just sent mine and my rep isn't on the committee.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:30 PM   #60
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, May 16th

My email:

Dear Honorable Committee Members,

As a poker player, American, and voter, I am writing to you today to ask for a hearing on H.R. 1174 -- the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. I believe this important legislation will help protect my rights as a consumer and a poker player.

Additionally, I'd like to express my frustration and disappointment with the Department of Justice's recent actions regarding the online poker industry. Rather than protecting U.S. consumers, those actions have instead dramatically harmed us.

These recent events serve as a terrible reminder of the immediate need to license and regulate online poker in the United States. Please support H.R. 1174 to protect my rights as a consumer and a poker player.

I hope that I, along with my over one million fellow Poker Players Alliance members, can count on your support.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #61
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I believe they'll take your call. I know they'll take the email, as I just sent mine and my rep isn't on the committee.
Awesome, thanks, will call Bauchus tomorrow.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #62
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Done and Done
FYI, QuadJacks is killing the PPA with bad information, rumors and speculation.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:36 AM   #63
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, May 16th

Today's plan:
  • Call the House Financial Services Committee to request a hearing on HR 1174. Their numbers are 202-225-4247 (GOP) and 202-225-7502 (Dem). Full committee contact info is here.
  • If you didn't yesterday, please email the House Financial Services Committee to request a hearing on HR 1174 (here).
  • Visit www.theppa.org/takeaction and finish that up
  • Join the Skype Poker Advocacy Group by PMing me with your username.
  • Prepare for tomorrow's action plan: Those not able to attend the May 24th D.C. Fly-In can participate locally. Simply schedule an appointment with your senator or Congressman at the district office nearest your home for (or around) May 24th. You'll probably be able to set this up so you can attend before or after work or during lunch. Tomorrow's action plan is to make the appointment.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #64
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, May 17th

I think we should ask our representatives, and the district attorney for the Southern District Of New York, what they are going to do about these guys.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...3_lnk2%7C63400

These companies seem to be the real bad guys.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #65
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G911 wrote about our action plan: http://www.gambling911.com/poker/sky...ts-051611.html
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #66
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I think we should ask our representatives, and the district attorney for the Southern District Of New York, what they are going to do about these guys.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...3_lnk2%7C63400

These companies seem to be the real bad guys.
If Congress does not do something about them, it would resonate more with voters in general than campaigning against someone because they don't support online poker.

And if the SDONY does not prosecute or lets them off easier than the online sites, it would give a hook to letters of comment.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:21 PM   #67
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US representatives are starting to get the message, good work peeps, 0:16

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRMh1DqXyhk
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #68
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Call the House Financial Services Committee to request a hearing on HR 1174. Their numbers are 202-225-4247 (GOP) and 202-225-7502 (Dem).
The guy at the Dem number insta-transferred me to the GOP number because he said they have no say in the schedule. So in the future we may only want to call the majority number.

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:25 PM   #69
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:53 PM   #70
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I called both numbers. I got Sam on one number and a woman on the other.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:14 AM   #71
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, May 18th

Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, May 18th

Today's plan:
  • Those not able to attend the May 24th D.C. Fly-In can participate locally. Simply schedule an appointment with your senator or Congressman at the district office nearest your home for (or around) May 24th. You'll probably be able to set this up so you can attend before or after work or during lunch. Today's action plan is to make the appointment.
  • If you didn't yesterday, please call the House Financial Services Committee to request a hearing on HR 1174. Their numbers are 202-225-4247 (GOP) and 202-225-7502 (Dem). Full committee contact info is here.
  • Visit www.theppa.org/takeaction and finish that up.
  • Join the Skype Poker Advocacy Group by PMing me with your username.
  • Prepare for tomorrow's action plan: Let's own the House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page (here)
    • Post the fact that you have a meetings scheduled with your Congressman (no need to post his/her name if you prefer not to).
    • Mention that you are proud to live in a country where we the right to petition government for redress of grievances is protected by the First Amendment.
    • Lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments will help this effort as well.
Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #72
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, May 18th

Renewing my previous suggestion with the modification suggested by another poster. It is probably getting hard for the casual reader to find the current action plan.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #73
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Renewing my previous suggestion with the modification suggested by another poster. It is probably getting hard for the casual reader to find the current action plan.
I update the OP with each new plan. Just click the thread and its right there.

I updated the thread title in hopes that will clarify it better. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:16 PM   #74
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I update the OP with each new plan. Just click the thread and its right there.

I updated the thread title in hopes that will clarify it better. Thanks.
I would put "Wednesday May 18th, 2011 Plan" instead of "Todays plan." I opened this thread, looked at OP date and saw "Todays plan" and instantly clicked to the last page of this thread... Not many people will really notice that you edited the post today (even though the edit message at the bottom says the date edited)...

Just a suggestion based on the fact that I still thought the OP was old. Maybe im retarded because the thread title does say May 18th.

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #75
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, May 18th (see post #1 for today's plan)

I'm surprised to read that it's this hard to find the plan. I wish to ensure everyone can find the plan, so I made a sticky.
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