Phone March on Capital Hill

U.S. Senate is Seeking to Ban Online Poker - PPA Phone March on Capitol Hill Scheduled for September 12, 2006

Your urgent action is needed! On September 12th, 2006 the Poker Players Alliance is teaming up with many online poker card rooms, poker blogs, and forums to organize a "Phone March" on Capitol Hill.

From 9AM ET until 5:30PM ET on Tuesday, September 12th, we are asking anyone interested in defending poker to call this toll free number - 800-289-1136 - and be patched through to one of your two U.S. Senators in Washington D.C.

When you call the 800 number, you will hear a recording from PPA member Greg "Fossilman" Raymer and then you will be prompted to enter your five digit zip code so you can be directed, free of charge, to your Senator's office.

Once you reach your senator's office, please let them know you support online poker, and make the following key points in your message:

* I am voter in your state
* I strongly oppose any legislation that would prohibit online poker and urge the Senator to vote against such legislation
* Poker is a skill game enjoyed by 70 million Americans
* The Senator should seek to regulate online poker much like the government regulates other forms of gaming, like lotteries
* Prohibitions don't work - Any legislation that tries to ban online poker will only drive those players underground
* Again, I urge the Senator to oppose any attempts to prohibit me from playing the great American game of poker on the Internet

The threat to poker is real. Please forward this information to everyone you know who cares about poker and an American's freedom to use the Internet. We need everyone possible to make their voice heard on September 12th!

Note: The 800 number will only be active between 9AM ET and 5:30PM ET on Tuesday September 12th.