|In America, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has announced that it will continue to grow on a ‘grass roots’ level by appointing 50 of its members as State Directors.|
Under the program, there is to be one State Director for every American state focussing on the needs of each state and working hand-in-hand with the PPA's organised lobbying efforts on a Federal level.
'The PPA is fortunate to have a dedicated and active membership base but we need eyes and ears on the ground to help us,' said Alfonse D’Amato, Chairman of the PPA.
'With the State Directors program we will have a leader in each state who can update us on local news stories or legislation and who can quickly mobilise their fellow local PPA members to help carry the PPA banner in their home state. We are proud of the state directors we have named today and look forward to working with them.'
D’Amato stated that the State Directors were selected based upon their active status as PPA members and their experience as community leaders. Each will be responsible for monitoring poker-related issues and events in their state and will assist with PPA recruiting efforts and local and regional events and rallies.