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Old 06-05-2011, 05:38 PM   #76
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 4th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #77
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #78
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, May 31st:

Let's start contacting mainstream media companies to tell them to increase their coverage of our important issue. Let's start with Fox News and go from there. Contact info:
Recurring actions we can take:
  • 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.
Thanks!
We got a good article out of Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/0...tdown/#content though I think that a follow-up article on how casual players have been affected would be even better.

I just emailed them this. It would be awesome for everybody else to do the same!

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Subject: Great article "Families Face Dire Straits After Online Poker Shutdown"

Congratulations on a good article about how the government crackdown on Internet poker has negatively affected some people ("Families Face Dire Straits After Online Poker Shutdown,” June 4 2011, http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/0...tdown/#content). As can plainly be seen in the Comments section, the issue is one that has generated a considerable amount of debate on both sides.

I encourage you to do an additional story on how the poker crackdown has affected casual, non-professional poker players. While Brian Mogelefsky (the subject of the article) has certainly been negatively affected, he represents only a small percentage of poker players, as only a small percentage of players make poker their living. There are millions more players like me, who simply enjoy the challenge of a game of cards. I am upset that the government has intruded on my life by shutting me out of one of my favorite hobbies.

Many of the Fox News newscasters and commentators espouse “small government” views. That applies here! It is the role of the government to protect my rights to life, liberty, and happiness. It is not the role of the government to protect me from myself. Furthermore, I have heard of many cases of wounded veterans, homebound people, and those who do not live anywhere near a casino have now had their favorite pastime taken away from them. We are upset over this issue, and we feel that to legislate morality is to start down a very dangerous path.

Please do a follow up. Once again, congratulations on a great story.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:10 PM   #79
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 4th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Only takes 5 seconds per email. Once you fill out your information you don't have to do it again.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:39 AM   #80
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th:

Let's turn this into a broader grassroots effort! Today's action is to ask five people to participate in the daily action plan. You can PM fellow poker players here, email friends, ask friends at the local B&M or home game, etc, but let's all put our personal recommendation into this effort. 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!!

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.
The updated PPA pre-written letters are up. Let's all send these letters and encourage others as well These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get these new letters out.

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Old 06-06-2011, 03:43 AM   #81
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

An email is not enough... i can be easily overlooked...

A PHYSICAL LETTER WOULD BE BETTER... AND PHONE CALLS... AND UNANNOUNCED SHOW UPS... AND LOUD DEMONSTRATIONS....

Emails are not enough America
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:11 AM   #82
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Do I have to 'like' Bachus' page on Facebook to post on his wall?

Given Google's predictive search, if lots of people did searches for something like, say:

http://www.google.com/search?q=spenc...pes+young+boys

When someone types his name into the search engine, wouldn't that bring it up until it was blacklisted?
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:31 AM   #83
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

One question on the PPA pre-written letters: Is it effective to send these 1 time per day, every day? Would that be viewed as spam, or as 7 votes for poker per week?
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:49 AM   #84
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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An email is not enough... i can be easily overlooked...

A PHYSICAL LETTER WOULD BE BETTER... AND PHONE CALLS... AND UNANNOUNCED SHOW UPS... AND LOUD DEMONSTRATIONS....

Emails are not enough America
Its too bad that this is correct nowadays

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #85
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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One question on the PPA pre-written letters: Is it effective to send these 1 time per day, every day? Would that be viewed as spam, or as 7 votes for poker per week?
That would be too many, I think. I'd send one per month per person. After that, go with phone calls and visits to local offices.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #86
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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An email is not enough... i can be easily overlooked...

A PHYSICAL LETTER WOULD BE BETTER... AND PHONE CALLS... AND UNANNOUNCED SHOW UPS... AND LOUD DEMONSTRATIONS....

Emails are not enough America
I like the idea of asking everyone to do more, but right now it's important that everyone do something. For that, it's best to have something easy and accessible from home.

Physical letters are fine -- once they are delivered. Unfortunately, they take over a month to get delivered. This is due to security issues (anthrax spores, etc.). Also, while calls and visits are nice, we'll get far more emails sent than we ever will office visits. As all the lobbyists (ours, AGAs, etc.) rely on total points of contact, it's important for us to maximize contact with our lawmakers to give the lobbyists the ammo they need to further the fight.

So, I hope everyone will email, phone, and visit their lawmakers. It does take a real effort here. Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #87
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Done....took 60 seconds.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #88
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:18 PM   #89
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #90
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #91
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Not to be a negative Nancy, but how do we know posting on Facebook is very effective? How do we know if these committees even look at the FB posts?

Just hate to think we could be wasting time as our posts, etc. may never be seen or actually heard by committee members.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:47 PM   #92
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Not to be a negative Nancy, but how do we know posting on Facebook is very effective? How do we know if these committees even look at the FB posts?

Just hate to think we could be wasting time as our posts, etc. may never be seen or actually heard by committee members.
We know because of how many get deleted.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:21 PM   #93
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We know because of how many get deleted.
+1

We are sure it's better than not doing it. We also know it shows that no one is lining up to post against the right to play.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:42 PM   #94
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

I just spent 15 minutes liking pro poker post's and posting myself. Seems like we have a strong response going on there, in fact it is nearly the only post's I read. : )
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #95
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this is great, thank you
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:32 PM   #96
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:37 PM   #97
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 6th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Three letters sent.

Thanks for your hard work.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:20 AM   #98
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, June 7th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, June 7th:

Let's continue expanding this effort. Today's action is to ask five more people to participate in the daily action plan. If you joined today as a result of being asked by a respected poster yesterday, please PM fellow poker players here, email friends, ask friends at the local B&M or home game, etc, but let's all put our personal recommendation into this effort. 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!!

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.
The updated PPA pre-written letters are up. Let's all send these letters and encourage others as well These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get these new letters out.

Take Action Now and Contact your Lawmaker


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Old 06-08-2011, 12:02 AM   #99
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, June 7th (see post #1 for today's plan)

I've missed a couple of days but will be catching up tomorrow.

I emailed the author of the recent Fox News article http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/0...oker-shutdown/ and asked about the possibility of doing a story about how Black Friday has affected non-pros.

I also submitted a comment on an article by Butters / Chad Hills from Focus on the Family. This article is so tilting it might make your eyes bleed: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/05/1...kill%E2%80%9D/ I know that I won't change Hills' mind on anything, but if he publishes my comment and replies, it might well make readers of the article realize just how silly it is to try to argue with the authors of Freakonomics on whether or not poker is a skill game.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:32 AM   #100
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 8th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 8th:

Let's write short (no more than 250 words) letters to the editors of our local papers explaining that we demand our right to play. Even if they don't publish them, it will help show these media sources that some of their readers care about this issue.

Let's also continue working on expanding this effort via recruitment of 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!!

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.
The updated PPA pre-written letters are up. Let's all send these letters and encourage others as well These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get these new letters out.

Take Action Now and Contact your Lawmaker


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Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others.

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