Wanna Be a Lobbyist?

by , Oct 5, 2007 | 12:09 pm

PPA logoThe Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is giving its members an opportunity to lobby for their rights as players and supporters of the game.

When: October 22-24
Where: Washington D.C. – Omni Shoreham Hotel & Capitol Hill
Who: Alfonse D’Amato, Howard Lederer, Barry Greenstein, Andy Bloch, Chris Moneymaker, Victor Ramdin and You

All members of the PPA are invited to join in this Policy Conference. The organizers will be teaching attendees how to lobby Congress, and they will schedule a meeting with each person’s individual Congressional representative for the opportunity to convey your thoughts about poker as a game of skill and why it should be regulated, not outlawed. You can have direct influence with the people who represent you in our government.

Check out the PPA’s website for more info. There is a registration form on the site, and when you let them know you’re coming, the PPA will get in touch with your Congressional rep.

October 8th is the last day to book a room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel with the PPA discount. Some of the activities of the weekend will take place at this hotel, and they will be providing transportation to Capitol Hill from there.

Think about it.


4 Comments to “Wanna Be a Lobbyist?”


  1. DanM
    says:

    It kinda pains me to be missing this. But will definitely be following the lobbying action from afar (Las Vegas) … would love to be able to read some semi-live blogging of it all. Hmmm …


  2. California Jen
    says:

    I’m attending the CPPC (California Poker Players Conference) on the 20th & 21st in L.A… Come to think of it, I could fly out the next day and go to the conference.

    Does Pokerati want to sponsor me? 😉

    Seriously, I might have to find a way to get there.


  3. DanM
    says:

    Jen, no.

    However, you gotta wonder if Bluff or CardPlayer will be competing for the “digital rights” and paying to provide exclusive coverage.


  4. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    I would love to be there as well, but not sure I’ll have enough scratch to cover the trip. Once my invoices kick in, I’ll be fine, but until then …