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Poker advocates in the US, mark your calendars for Thursday, July 26th at 2:15 pm. That’s when the US Senate is scheduled to take up the issue of “the regulation of tribal gaming, focusing on brick and mortar to the Internet.”
In the days leading up to the hearing, the Poker Player’s Alliance is asking players to contact their representatives in government. From an email sent to PPA members:
- Let’s send prefilled, fully editable tweets to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Senator Akaka, and Senator John Barrasso: HERE, HERE and HERE.
- Let’s retweet today’s #Fight4Poker action plan HERE, share it on our Facebook walls HERE, share it via Google+ HERE, and share it via LinkedIn HERE. As the plan is self-contained on these social networking sites (i.e., the links to the prefilled tweets are contained in the tweets/posts themselves), promotion of it can get us lots of new participants!
- Let’s post pro-poker comments to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee Facebook wall HERE.
I understand not everyone will choose to sign up for Facebook, Twitter, or Change.org to participate in these kinds of actions. As an alternate, I encourage reaching out to the Senate via a phone call. Simply visit theppa.org/takeaction and scroll down to item #2 for talking points and a lookup tool for your two Senators’ Washington D.C. office phone numbers. Ask them specifically to support next week’s Indian Affairs Committee hearing. Thanks!
You can learn more about the hearing (and watch the webcast) here.