Unfair passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is clearly designed to restrict the freedoms of voters and prevent us from making mature decisions about how we spend our leisure time and money.
Dear Members of Congress, As an American, I am outraged to learn that Congress has passed legislation that will severely restrict my ability to have certain freedoms in my own home.Unfair passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is clearly designed to restrict the freedoms of voters who sent you to office to represent them, and prevent us from making mature decisions about how we spend our leisure time and money.I am further outraged to learn that the bill was added at a late hour to the Safe Port Security Bill without the ability of debate and only 15 minutes prior to a vote on a must pass bill.It is improper for Congress to declare itself the overseer of American Morals and to enact legislation that dictates ideology instead of common sense.The United States, in so enacting this law, has willfully violated World Trade Organization rules and the WTO has ruled against the United States on this issue, in favor of the country of Antigua. Now the European Union is considering similar action as this is seen globally as protectionism.I urge you to use your considerable power and influence to ensure that this unfair legislation is repealed post haste, and our right to freedom is preserved.I understand and agree that by signing this petition, I am in favor of the repeal of the UIGEA
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we signed: Repeal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
Thank you so much for allowing us to post our petition.
Since we have put up the petition, we received over 7,000 signatures and comments that were delivered to all members of congress in September, along with information that was designed to educate the members on all of the issues surrounding the UIGEA, both pro and con.
As a result of this effort, we saw the co-sponsors of H.R.2046, the Internet Gambling, Regulation, and Enforcement Act grow from 30 co-sponsors to 41. At this time, congress is actively in discussions to either repeal the UIGEA or to modify laws to conform to WTO Treaties.
Our effort was a major plus to bring attention to this issue and we thank each and every one of the Care2 members that have signed and supported this effort.
We will be starting another petition in the near future that will be focused on legal Internet Gambling and it will be directed to each of the countries governors, as the UIGEA leaves the decision to allow or make illegal the right to gamble online at the state level.
We will continue to fight for American's rights to do as they please in the safety of their homes on this and other issues that compromise freedoms.
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