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Old 05-12-2007, 11:54 AM
NoahSD NoahSD is offline
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

Barney Franks gave a whole long speech about not worrying to be articulate or anything in these letters. It's perfectly fine to just go off on a rant about how important poker is to you and how much you hate the current legislation. (That should make your life easier.)

Also, I want to point out that this isn't just about keeping the games soft/making them softer and making it easier for us to move money around. This is about making our profession/hobby explicitly legal, and more importantly, REGULATED.
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:40 PM
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xposted from hsnl and leg. forum:

this is an awesome interview with barney frank about the poker bill. it STRESSES over and over how important it is to get people to call/email in in large numbers. he said that 500 calls per representative would most likely get the bill passed. plz plz plz call and use that email form for as many people that u can find. u just need have a matching name and mailing address.


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Old 05-15-2007, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

Sent out a letter using the auto-mailer. Really easy to use. Thanks for the reminder, Psyduck.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:01 AM
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just sent the letter and called.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

i had all my friends do it, even tho 90% of them dont play
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

Is there still time to do this?
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:19 AM
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Yes, yes we can.

Thanks for the work you put into this.

The Rest,
CALL/WRITE/EMAIL NOW

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Old 06-10-2007, 02:19 AM
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Plan for week of 6/11 & 6/18

Would you like to fight for your rights to play poker online? If so, please see Fight for Online Gaming!! -- Weekly action thread on the Legislation board. Thanks.

P.S. Let's keep all the discussion in the main thread in Legislation.

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Well, we're gaining some momentum! We have a long way to go, but it's great to see progress. Robert Wexler will introduce a "skills game" exception to UIGEA today. Also, IGREA is gaining some steam. The hearing is tomorrow, so there's some real progress. Also, HR 2140, Rep. Shelley Berkley's [D-NV] Internet gambling study bill, is progressing with 60 cosponsors. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has indicated his support for the study bill. Finally, the UIGEA regulations are due on 7/10. Our opponents are complaining that the regs aren't "tough" enough, so we have an opportunity there.

It seems there's a lot we can be doing right now. And, we really need to do it RIGHT NOW. So, based on our group discussions, let's do the following:
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1. Please contact your congressman and senators by phone and by mail and ask them to support and cosponsor the Wexler poker bill (let's wait until it's out first, so we don't look like we don't read things we endorse, of course).

2. Please contact your congressman and senators by phone and by mail to praise the outcome of the 6/8 IGREA hearing and to encourage them to support the legislation.

3. Write to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Treasury Secretary Paulson. Ask them not to exceed the specific mandates of UIGEA when drafting legislation. Remind them that online poker is not illegal under any federal law. Focus on the Family is asking their members to write to Paulson and Bush to request tough regulations. See http://www.citizenlink.org/FOSI/gamb...A000004244.cfm , a Focus site. We should counterbalance this effort. Also, Sen. Kyl asked Gonzales for tough regulations during the AG Senate hearings. We should counterbalance this as well.

I realize this was an action from last time, but since then the FBI now claims online gambling is illegal in the U.S., at http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june07/gambling060607.htm , so we really should speak up for ourselves, IMHO.

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If youíve ever thought about visiting a cyber casino, hereís something you should know: itís illegal to gamble online in the United States.

ďYou can go to Vegas. You can go to Atlantic City. You can go to a racetrack. You can go to those places and gamble legally. But donít do it online. Itís against the law,Ē says Leslie Bryant, head of our Cyber Crime Fraud unit at FBI Headquarters.

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4. Now that we have bills out there, we should try to work on our public image. Let's write to newspapers, magazines, post to blogs, etc. with positives of online poker/gaming.
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:42 AM
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

Wait wtf, it's officially illegal to play now?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: X-Post: Fight for Online Gaming!! Support the Frank Bill Here

link to a piece in the ny times that sounds hopeful!

http://www.nytimes.com/cnet/CNET_2100-10...70&amp;emc=eta1
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