GOP Poker Weekend in Nevada

by , Feb 1, 2012 | 4:23 pm

The following reminder that Nevada will be the place of political buzz this weekend comes via Lupe Soto, Nevada State Director of the PPA. While there are plenty of tournaments to play and press releases to spin — not to mention all the NL/PLO to heavily pimp! — it really would be a shame if these four key influencers of current national conversation rolled through Las Vegas, the poker capital of the world, and weren’t made to address the issue of online poker (and our right to play it with American money transfered through our own bank accounts without use of a sketchy third party payment processors). Because when it comes down to it, Pete Lubrano was right — “they took our fugkin jobs!” And right now before the federal government, right here (our state is ready to go!), are measures to give back these jobs and create thousands of others while guaranteeing freedoms and protections and net-positive taxes ftw … we all know the talking points.

And if online poker isn’t gonna be at least a bullet point to the national conversation now … well then, really, perhaps poker players will be getting exactly what we deserve?


dan,

This Saturday, February 4, 2012, the Nevada Republican Presidential Caucuses will be held throughout the Battle Born State. These caucuses will elevate Nevada into the national political spotlight, with all four candidates making appearances in the state in the next few days.

Governor Mitt Romney

It is important that Governor Mitt Romney, who has a commanding lead in electoral votes, hears from you today that he should support your right to play on safe, U.S. regulated online poker websites.

Let’s welcome him to the Battle Born State with an overwhelming response in support of federal licensing and regulation of online poker in the U.S. There are two quick and easy ways to send your message to Governor Romney.

Facebook: You can click here to go to his Facebook page and send him this fully editable message:

Governor Romney please support my rights to play online poker on U.S. regulated websites. Supporting U.S. regulated sites is the only way to protect consumers, prevent fraud and generate billions of dollars in new tax revenues without raising taxes! Supporting federal regulation of online poker is smart public policy.

Twitter: you can reach him via Twitter by sending him the fully editable message below:

@mittromney Fed efforts to regulate online #poker is smart public policy. Stand with me in protecting consumers and personal freedoms!

Don’t forget, the other three candidates’ opinions matter too. You can send them a Facebook or Twitter message as well by following the links to their respected social networking pages.

 

Senator Rick Santorum

Senator Rick Santorum does NOT support your freedom to play online poker in the U.S. To watch his interview on Face to Face with Jon Ralston were he clearly states his opposition to federal regulation of online poker click here.

Facebook You can click here to go to his Facebook page and send him this fully editable message:

Senator Rick Santorum please support my rights to play online poker on U.S. regulated websites. Supporting U.S. regulated sites is the only way to protect consumers, prevent fraud and generate millions of dollars in new tax revenues without raising taxes! Supporting federal regulation of online poker is smart public policy.

Twitter Click here to send him a fully editable message below:

@RickSantorum your non-support of a reg U.S. online #poker market only hurts consumers and families & goes against principles of freedom.

 

Congressman Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul is a long time supporter of your rights to play online poker and currently is a co-sponsor of H.R. 2366, Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act, which is pending before congress.

Facebook You can click here to go to his Facebook page and send him this fully editable message:

Ron Paul, THANK YOU for supporting my right to play on a U.S. based regulated online #poker site!

Twitter Click here to send him a fully editable message below:

@RonPaul THANK YOU for supporting my right to play on a U.S. based regulated online #poker site!

 

Speaker Newt Gingrich

Speaker Newt Gingrich has yet to announce his policy on whether he supports regulation of Internet poker. The PPA has reached out to his campaign and will notify you when we learn of his opinion.

Facebook You can click here to go to his Facebook page and send him this fully editable message:

Speaker Newt Gingrich please support my rights to play online poker on U.S. regulated websites. Supporting U.S. regulated sites is the only way to protect consumers, prevent fraud and generate millions of dollars in new tax revenues without raising taxes! Supporting federal regulation of online poker is smart public policy.

Twitter Click here to send him a fully editable message below:

@newtgingrich Fed efforts to regulate online #poker is smart public policy. Stand with me in protecting consumers and personal freedoms! 

With the political spotlight shinning bright on Nevada for the next few days we, as dedicated poker players, need to make sure that the presidential candidates understand that our right to play poker should not be impeded upon. Together we can make a difference. Take action today!

Proud to play,

Lupe Soto
Nevada State Director


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