I hate to be cynical (okay, i don't hate to, but i don't want to go against popular opinion) but if the PPA (and pokerstars
for that matter, who is putting up thousands of dollars for promotional tournaments to advertize this) want to spend their money to try to keep online poker 'legal', they would be far better off putting that money in an envelope or a brief case and just giving it to these senators. American legistlators (especially senators) do not listen to their constitutants. they are vain, proud, egotistical people who believe they know what is best for others, and often times, if fact, assume that people are actually not capable of figuring such things out for themselves. The only thing that will get them to change their mind is money. The only thing more important to them then their own beliefs are their pocketbooks. I hate to generalize, but i challenge anyone to provide an example to the contrary. I remember back when online file sharing was a big issue (which, by the way was made illegal, but is more prevelent today then it was back then) I wrote to my representitives in Washington, and the one who wrote me back said, and i'm paraphrasing here, in her letter, 'I see what you're saying, but i disagree with you. i'm right, you're wrong, so TS.' So go ahead and call. You'll most likely only talk to a secretary if you're lucky, and probably just voice mail, but go for it if you want to. I'd love to be proven wrong on this one. I really would, because I'd love to think that my government isn't full of corrupt, self rightious bastards, but... if you really want to do some good, get out your checkbooks, and encourage the PPA to do the same.
okay, now i just have to make a quick joke. When I saw this i thought, why do a 'phone march'? Why not actually organize poker players to litterally march on Capital Hill? But then i reallized a bunch of pale, clammy, dirty poker players, squinting their eyes in the bright sunlight like vampires, probably wouldn't be an effective way to convince people that their 'misguided' views on poker aren't accurate.
gosh, sorry for such a cynical post. it's been awhile since i've had a good rant.