October 18, 2011
We have a nice opportunity to make ourselves heard today, so I encourage everyone to participate. CNN is airing this evening’s GOP presidential debate live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET from the Venetian in Las Vegas. CNN is seeking questions for candidates via the CNN Politics fan page on Facebook, Twitter (using the #CNNDebate hashtag), and their website. So, let's all submit some pro-poker questions. As this debate is being held in Las Vegas, our issue will be seen as topical:
- Submit pre-filled pro-poker debate questions via Twitter, including the new-for-today one here HERE, as well as yesterday's questions HERE, and HERE. Either submit these as-is or, even better, edit them a bit to give them some individuality.
- Like the pro-poker Facebook CNN debate questions HERE and HERE, then like and post pro-poker questions/comments there and on the CNN Facebook debate page main wall HERE. Just post something straightforward, like, To all the candidates: What is your position on the licensing, regulation and taxation of online poker? (To find all the poker questions, scroll to the bottom of the page and click more posts until a day’s worth of posts are visible. Then, hit CTRL-F and search for poker. Use highlight all to spot the poker posts quickly.)
- Submit pro-poker questions directly to the CNN website HERE. Again, try something like, To all the candidates: What is your position on the licensing, regulation and taxation of online poker?
- There's a lot of action on both the CNN Facebook debate page and the CNN debate Twitter feed. Starting at 7 PM ET, let's have as many of us as possible online for the final Facebook and Twitter push. We can schedule tweets in advance HERE, but we will have to do the Facebook posting in real time.
That is all it takes! With this, not only will you let the candidates know you demand your right to play poker in your own home on your own computer…you will also let CNN know that many of its viewers are deeply interested in this issue.
Please reply in this thread with posted, done, etc. to encourage others to participate. The past 49 actions have generated triple-digit participation, so let's keep it growing. Thanks!
October 19, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee for Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing on Internet gaming on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. So, let's get to work!
- Let's send Chair Bono Mack (R-CA) the prefilled, editable pro-poker Twitter messages HERE, HERE, and HERE. Try to space them out by at least an hour, either manually or by scheduling them in advance HERE. If you can't, it's better to send them all at once than not at all.
- Let's send Vice Chair Blackburn (R-TN) the prefilled, editable pro-poker Twitter messages HERE, HERE, and HERE.
Please reply in this thread with posted, done, etc. to encourage others to participate. The past 50 actions have generated triple-digit participation, so let's keep it growing. Thanks!
If you wish to do more today, let's reach out to the rest of the subcommittee with respectful requests for them to support poker at the 10/25 hearing.
Subcommittee for Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
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