Thursday, May 29, 2008

Poker Player's Voter Registration

Vote 2008 t-shirt
Prior to the passage of the UIGEA, as I visited many poker forums and listened to table talk, I was constantly hearing players state, "Oh, they will never ban online poker". Well, it was this apathetic attitude that had created the situation we American poker players find ourselves in today. Even if you have no interest in playing online poker, please don't stand by idly and let lawmakers continue to tear down this country and destroy our freedom. I can't stress enough how important it is to register to vote in this November's general election.

The following is a open letter from PPA Chairman Alfonse D’Amato:

Voting is the single most important action you can take as a citizen of this great country. Speaking as a former U.S. Senator, I can tell you that people who don’t exercise their right to vote simply aren’t part of the equation of political power.

The 2008 election will be the most critical in modern history, and poker players like you across the nation must be part of it if we are to continue making progress in our shared cause.

Our nation is closely divided, and our recent elections have been decided by razor-thin margins. In this political climate, every vote counts and every election matters. Every single day in our nation’s capital, thousands of people make decisions about the rules that we all must live under. Your vote is the single most powerful tool to influence these decisions.

Registering to vote is the first step in the process, and the Poker Players Alliance has made it as easy as 1,2,3. Please take this important step if you have not done so already and register by clicking on your state below. Simply fill out the form, then print, fold, tape, and mail.

Thank you for taking this very important first step in the political process, and please remember to vote on your state’s primary election day and the national general election, Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Remember - If You Play, Have a Say!

Proud to play poker,

Alfonse D’Amato, Chairman

Poker Players Alliance

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