For Immediate Release
Contact: Rich Muny, PPA KY State Director
September 17, 2007
PPA Launches Statewide Effort to Fight for Legal Poker in Kentucky
In response to Governor Ernie Fletcher’s election-year change of heart with regard to allowing Kentuckians to vote on gaming in the commonwealth, the Kentucky members of the 760,000-member Poker Players Alliance have kicked off an advocacy campaign in support of poker in the commonwealth.
Poker Players Alliance Kentucky State Director Rich Muny, of Union, KY, announced today that the organization has initiated a statewide effort to encourage all Kentucky poker players to contact the governor and other local and state politicians to express strong opposition to the governor’s anti-poker efforts and warns that Kentucky PPA members will take the same sentiment to the polls in November. Several hundred emails have already been sent to the governor, and many more are forthcoming.
Mr. Muny stated, “Governor Fletcher is running not on his achievements of the past four years, but on a campaign of distraction. In the process, Fletcher has demonized the good folks who enjoy the game of poker. Indiana has casinos with card rooms, built right on Kentucky’s borders, as do other states. Kentucky deserves to keep this revenue in our own state for the benefit of our own citizens. Additionally, our citizens deserve the freedom to choose to play a hand of poker.”
Muny urges Kentucky PPA members and poker enthusiasts to contact Governor Fletcher at (502) 607-8683, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Tell him you’ll vote for your freedom and for Kentucky.”
The Poker Players Alliance (www.pokerplayersalliance.org) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined together to speak with one voice to promote the game, ensure its integrity, and, most importantly, to protect poker players’ rights. The PPA seeks to guarantee players secure, safe, and regulated places to play. They promote poker with the intent to keep this recreational activity free from unreasonable government intervention.