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The Video Game Voters Network is now 150,000 voters strong
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The gaming industry is becoming increasingly political as politicians try to pass laws to criminalize the sales of certain games, levy special taxes on the industry, or even pick fights with other countries based on tax breaks given to developers and publishers. The Video Game Voters Network,run by the Entertainment Software Association, helps to keep gamersinformed of these issues along with opportunities to vote for theirhobby. The ESA has just announced that the VGVN now has 150,000members, an impressive bit of organizing.

"VGVN members should be proud of their robust activity in support ofcomputer and video games. These dedicated activists are crucial inefforts to fight back state government attempts to regulate computerand video games," said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA, whichrepresents U.S. computer and video game publishers. "With eachpolitical challenge, gamers stepped up and made their voices heard byelected officials. We know that from California to New York and statecapitols in between, members of the VGVN directly contacted theirrepresentatives and expressed their opinions."
The VGVN gives gamers an easy way to keep up to date on the issuesfacing gaming. The website offers news, the ability to register tovote, and easy ways to contact federal, state, and local authorities.While it's important to look at each issue critically, the VGVN is agreat jumping off point for gamers who want to become more active inpromoting their hobby.

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