Stonewall and believe it should serve as the industry's impetus for change. If the Tea and Coffee Parties can do it and the LGBT community can do it (Prop 8, Don't Ask, Don't Tell), then we can do it, too.
For that reason, I'm sending out a Call to Action, even though I really don't know where to begin. Here are some sites that discuss forming grassroot movements: a TED link here and a different link here.
With so much rampant speculation out there, the only thing I think is absolutely crystal clear is that the poker community must come together in such a way as to force law makers to address the issues that are thwarting our goals. The only way to do that is to: be unified on what those issues are, be unified on addressing them, and then by support (from the entire community) through word, deed and dollar be unified in the follow-through to get our goals achieved.
The only resource I know of for the poker community is the PPA. With that said, my first call of action to you is that if you're reading this, COMMENT (and this is not a shameless plea for readers or comments). No, it's a plea for you, as a part of this community to, COMMENT and share your thoughts about what YOU think are the issues that need to be addressed and how you think we can address them? Every grassroots organization starts somewhere and people need to get involved! If nothing else, and the PPA is the entity on which we need to be focusing our efforts, then great, let's do it.
If this is the wrong place to holler out a Call to Action, then I guess please feel free to share your thoughts on the best ways to get involved. Because this staring at Twitter all day is driving me crazy. Thank you.
EDIT - and the PPA speaks, via Bluff Magazine. Get involved!
ps - I'm never explicitly asking for comments again because no one does =)