PokerPAC 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. — Alfonse D’Amato, PPA Chairman
What is a Political Action Committee?Political Action Committees (PACs) were first created under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. A PAC enables likeminded individuals to voluntarily pool their financial resources in order to contribute to candidates running for federal and state offices.
Dear PPA Member,
Thank you for all you do for poker and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA). The PPA is honored to have your support and we pledge to continue working on behalf of the poker community. Through our efforts and your continued help, poker will be protected and the right of Americans to enjoy this game of skill, in all its forms, will be preserved.
Your membership with the PPA is important, but it is not the only thing you can do to help promote and protect the great game of poker. The PPA has a secondary arm, a Political Action Committee (PAC), which is an essential compliment to our policy and grassroots activities. We ask that you once again show your support for poker and contribute to PokerPAC, the PPA’s direct political advocacy arm in Washington, D.C.
Why is PokerPAC important to our efforts? PACs enable individuals to pool their resources to make political contributions to Federal candidates. By contributing to PokerPAC, you and your fellow members can amplify poker’s voice, as opposed to individual contributions that would be lost in the shuffle of a major campaign. While the Poker Players Alliance can lobby and advocate on poker’s behalf here in DC, we can only backup those efforts with political contributions through PokerPAC. Every effective advocacy organization has a PAC which helps convey their message. Even poker’s opponents, like Focus on the Family, have PACs which are used to distort and defeat us. We must be in a strong position to defend poker and PokerPAC will allow us to do just that!
Federal laws limit PAC contributions to a maximum of $5,000.00 per year per person. Your family members can contribute up to $5,000.00 yearly as well. We hope you will consider a generous contribution to PokerPAC of any amount and support it for years to come.
With sincere gratitude,
Disclaimer: You can only contribute to our Political Action Committee if you (i) are a United States citizen or landed immigrant (e.g., hold a green card), (ii) are over the age of 18 years, (iii) are a member of the PPA, and (iv) are not a government contractor. You can only make contributions from your personal funds; you may not contribute corporate funds or funds from other prohibited sources. Contributions are not tax deductible. You must also provide where indicated your full name (i.e., first name, middle name or initial and last name), your mailing address, your occupation, and the name of your employer.