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Friday, September 29, 2006

Bill Frist at it again - call your senator NOW

This came in from the Poker Player's Alliance this afternoon. Please take a moment to call your senator and let them know that you care about your ability to play online poker, and that you don't agree with the idea of attaching legislation restricting internet gambling to a bill for Port Security.

The U.S. Congress is Trying to Ban Online Poker TODAY!!!
THIS IS NOT A TEST -- Call Your Senator Now


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is attaching the Internet Gambling
Prohibition Act to a bill that is expected to be approved by the Congress
early this evening. PLEASE call your Senators today and tell them that
they should oppose the Internet gambling bill being part of Port Security
legislation.

If the Port Security bill passes, with the Internet gambling language
included, your ability to enjoy poker online will be at serious risk.

Each member of the Poker Players Alliance has two Senators which are
listed below. They need to hear from you RIGHT NOW! Let them know
that you care about your rights to play poker.

Please Call!!! Tell your Senators to oppose attaching Internet gambling to
Port Security!

First Name
Last Name
State
Phone Number

Ted
Stevens
AK
(202) 224-3004

Lisa
Murkowski
AK
(202) 224-6665

Richard
Shelby
AL
(202) 224-5744

Jeff
Sessions
AL
(202) 224-4124

Mark
Pryor
AR
(202) 224-2353

Blanche
Lincoln
AR
(202) 224-4843

John
McCain
AZ
(202) 224-2235

Jon
Kyl
AZ
(202) 224-4521

Barbara
Boxer
CA
(202) 224-3553

Dianne
Feinstein
CA
(202) 224-3841

Wayne
Allard
CO
(202) 224-5941

Ken
Salazar
CO

Joseph
Lieberman
CT
(202) 224-4041

Christopher
Dodd
CT
(202) 224-2823

Joseph
Biden
DE
(202) 224-5042

Thomas
Carper
DE
(202) 224-2441

Mel
Martinez
FL
(202)224-3041

Bill
Nelson
FL
(202) 224-5274

Johnny
Isakson
GA
(202) 224-3643

Saxby
Chambliss
GA
(202) 224-3521

Daniel
Akaka
HI
(202) 224-6361

Daniel
Inouye
HI
(202) 224-3934

Tom
Harkin
IA
(202) 224-3254

Charles
Grassley
IA
(202) 224-3744

Michael
Crapo
ID
(202) 224-6142

Larry
Craig
ID
(202) 224-2752

Barack
Obama
IL
(202) 224-2854

Richard
Durbin
IL
(202) 224-2152

Richard
Lugar
IN
(202) 224-4814

Evan
Bayh
IN
(202) 224-5623

Pat
Roberts
KS
(202) 224-4774

Sam
Brownback
KS
(202) 224-6521

Mitch
McConnell
KY
(202) 224-2541

Jim
Bunning
KY
(202) 224-4343

David
Vitter
LA
(202) 224-4623

Mary
Landrieu
LA
(202) 224-5824

Edward
Kennedy
MA

John
Kerry
MA
(202) 224-2742

Barbara
Mikulski
MD
(202) 224-4654

Paul
Sarbanes
MD
(202) 224-4524

Olympia
Snowe
ME
(202) 224-5344

Susan
Collins
ME
(202) 224-2523

Carl
Levin
MI
(202) 224-6221

Debbie
Stabenow
MI
(202) 224-4822

Norm
Coleman
MN
(202) 224-5641

Mark
Dayton
MN
(202) 224-3244

Christopher
Bond
MO
(202) 224-5721

James
Talent
MO
(202) 224-6154

Thad
Cochran
MS
(202) 224-5054

Trent
Lott
MS
(202) 224-6253

Conrad
Burns
MT
(202) 224-2644

Max
Baucus
MT
(202) 224-2651

Richard
Burr
NC
(202) 224-3154

Elizabeth
Dole
NC
(202) 224-6342

Kent
Conrad
ND
(202) 224-2043

Byron
Dorgan
ND
(202) 224-2551

Chuck
Hagel
NE
(202) 224-4224

Ben
Nelson
NE
(202) 224-6551

John
Sununu
NH
(202) 224-2841

Judd
Gregg
NH
(202) 224-3324

Robert
Menendez
NJ
(202) 224-4744

Frank
Lautenberg
NJ
(202) 224-3224

Jeff
Bingaman
NM
(202) 224-5521

Pete
Domenici
NM
(202) 224-6621

John
Ensign
NV
(202) 224-6244

Harry
Reid
NV
(202) 224-3542

Charles
Schumer
NY
(202) 224-6542

Hillary
Clinton
NY
(202) 224-4451

George
Voinovich
OH
(202) 224-3353

Mike
DeWine
OH
(202) 224-2315

James
Inhofe
OK
(202) 224-4721

Tom
Coburn
OK
(202) 224-5754

Gordon
Smith
OR
(202) 224-3753

Ron
Wyden
OR
(202) 224-5244

Arlen
Specter
PA
(202) 224-4254

Rick
Santorum
PA
(202) 224-6324

Lincoln
Chafee
RI
(202) 224-2921

Jack
Reed
RI
(202) 224-4642

Jim
DeMint
SC
(202) 224-6121

Lindsey
Graham
SC
(202) 224-5972

Tim
Johnson
SD
(202) 224-5842

John
Thune
SD
(202) 224-2321

Bill
Frist
TN
(202) 224-3344

Lamar
Alexander
TN
(202) 224-4944

Kay
Hutchison
TX
(202) 224-5922

John
Cornyn
TX
(202) 224-2934

Robert
Bennett
UT
(202) 224-5444

Orrin
Hatch
UT


George
Allen
VA
(202) 224-4024

John
Warner
VA
(202) 224-2023

James
Jeffords
VT
(202) 224-5141

Patrick
Leahy
VT
(202) 224-4242

Maria
Cantwell
WA
(202) 224-3441

Patty
Murray
WA
(202) 224-2621

Russell
Feingold
WI
(202) 224-5323

Herb
Kohl
WI
(202) 224-5653

Robert
Byrd
WV
(202) 224-3954

John
Rockefeller
WV
(202) 224-6472

Michael
Enzi
WY
(202) 224-3424

Craig
Thomas
WY
(202) 224-6441

4 comments:

PokerBarney said...

I thought this was all over and done with. If I was American, I'd be straight on the phone. Good luck with this! :)

DadWarbucks said...

Falstaff.... too late...
This is from the Bloodhorse site that I frequent. I have mixed feelings on the subject. We'll talk about it this weekend.

Internet Gambling Bill Passes; Racing Exempted
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 9/30/2006 3:03:24 PM

Racing's right to offer account wagering under the amended 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act was reaffirmed in Internet gaming legislation passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House and Senate.

The measure bans other forms of Internet wagering and sets harsher penalties for wagering companies that use credit cards or fund transfers, including checks. Racing, though, gained an exemption under the IHA.

The language, attached to a politically popular port security bill, passed overwhelmingly in both houses and was sent to President Bush for his signature. The protections were contained in both measures and are similar to provisions in other bills introduced over the last few years.

"This is a very significant landmark recognition by the U.S. government of our industry's legal right to conduct wagering under the IHA and of our industry's important position as an agri-business that supports 500,000 jobs," said Greg Avioli, CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders' Cup Limited. "The bill also includes language that will prevent the addition of harmful elements in any rulemaking required by the bill. This language was crucial for our industry."

Other forms of gaming were opposed to the language. It appeared stalled as late as Friday morning. On Friday afternoon, as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House leaders reached agreements on other controversial issues in the port security bill, support built for the I-Gaming legislation. Religious and family groups - as well as the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA and other sports leagues - supported the bill.

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