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Poker Players Alliance spreads the word with a million members

23/4/2008
The poker organisation committed to protecting the rights of individuals to play poker, has combined the announcement that its member base has reached a million members, with the announcement that it has also launched a voter registration program and its political action committee (PAC).

“Reaching one million members puts the PPA on par with such political powerhouses as AARP and the National Association of Realtors, and will allow us to advocate even more effectively on behalf of our members,” said PPA Chairman Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato.

The voter registration campaign is to get 100,000 poker players as new voters to effect the political climate regarding online gambling. The ‘If You Play, Have a Say’ will reach out to current players that are not registered to vote.

In conjunction, the PPA launched PokerPAC, a political action committee that includes dues paying members of PPA as well as PPA Board Members and employees that will see the group’s efforts making more of a mark on Capitol Hill.

“The formation of PokerPAC and the 'If You Play, Have a Say' campaign sends a clear message to elected officials in Congress and the state capitals that poker players are paying attention to the laws they enact that impact an individual's right to play poker. Our one million members' voices will be heard," said PPA Chairman D'Amato.

Working as a non-profit organisation, PPA has a member base of offline and online members reaching the million mark. All these voices have come together to promote the game, ensure its integrity, and, most importantly, to protect poker players' rights.

Stephen Holder
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