Help get the anti - gambling law in the US repealed!

Please help repeal the UIGEA. This law, which prohibits the transfer of money for online gambling, takes way your personal rights and freedom. Instead of allowing you the pursuit of happiness as granted in the constitution of the United States, it forces (unwilling!) banks to decide what you can and cannot do with your hard earned money.

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Online Gambling Ban Repeal Bill

A Press Conference will be held by on Thursday April 26, 2007 at 10:00am by Washington, DC’s House Financial Committee Chairman Barney Frank to discuss the Internet Gambling Regulation & Enforcement Act of 2007.

Congressman Barney Frank once stated, “If an adult in this country, with his or her own money, wants to engage in an activity that harms no one, how dare we prohibit it.” Frank stayed on top of “Gambling With Freedom” before it was signed into the Internet Gambling Regulation & Enforcement Act of 2007.

Congressman Barney Frank has been in the U.S. House of Representatives for many years and has seen many bills come and go. Many of these bills he has voted on and by doing so has changed many of our countries laws in this way. But the law that he will be defending on April 26th may change the ways of congress in the future, towards the good of the common people and not just the views of the few.

And on a more personal note, visit Wikipedia’s Buzzflash Interview with Barney Frank.

As quoted by Gambling, “Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he will introduce the legislation on Thursday.” Others in the online gambling industry may come forward with their points of view, if and when this bill is beaten.

Support Barney Frank by signing this petition:

Repeal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

Videos About the UIGEA Repeal

As you may be aware, online gambling has been under attack by the United States for the last decade.  The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has successfully challenged the malicious prosecution of Antiguan operators in the World Trade Organization.  The WTO has found that the US's application of its laws against Antiguan entities is protectionist and in violation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

Now that Antigua has won the legal battle, it can use political support in Congress.  Here's how you can help.  Please email and phone your representative in the House of Representatives and your two Senators.  Remind them that the United States needs to abide by the decision in the Antigua-Gambling matter if it expects other countries to comply with WTO decisions in favor of the United States. 

Here is a link to a letter to the USTR from Representative Ros-Lehtinen, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen eloquently noted, "...our failure to resolve this dispute may harm our credibility as we seek to press countries like China regarding their violations on a range of issues, including intellectual property protection, subsidies, and currency manipulation."  She further warned, "In the event the United States fails to reach a satisfactory resolution of the Antigua dispute, it could provide China with an argument to ignore a WTO decision favorable to the United States."

Please send the link above to your Representative and Senators.  Ask them to send similar letters to the United States Trade Representative.  Let them know you vote, you pay taxes, and you think the United States should comply with the decision in the Antigua-Gambling matter.

To contact your Representative and two Senators, follow the links below or call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and give them your zip code.  Make sure you call three times.

We will continue to fight the legal battle, please help us with the political fight.

Thank you,