[act-ma] Action & Petition, MA: "Tuesday Showdown on Predatory Casinos"

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon Apr 12 21:23:28 PDT 2010

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"Whether or not you are able to come to the State House, *please* *sign 
the petition* 
http://www.facebook.com/l/762bc;gopetition.com/online/35348.html ".

Event: Tuesday Showdown on Predatory Casinos
What: Rally
Start Time: Tomorrow, April 13 at 12:00pm
End Time: Tomorrow, April 13 at 3:00pm
Where: Massachusetts State House

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
PETITION <http://www.facebook.com/l/762bc;gopetition.com/online/35348.html>
Boycott Casinos - Support Local Businesses & Green Jobs*
	*414* Signatures <http://gopetition.com/online/35348/signatures.html>  
[View this Petition's Signature Map] 

[Sign Petition] <http://gopetition.com/online/35348.html#sign>
Published by Patrick Burke 
<http://gopetition.com/author.php?petid=35348> on Apr 06, 2010
Category: Politics <http://gopetition.com/petition-campaigns/Politics/>
Region: United States of America 
Target: Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Legislature
Background (Preamble):
Dear Friend,

As we enter political fund-raising season, Speaker DeLeo and Governor 
Patrick are pushing hard to bring government sponsored predatory 
gambling into Massachusetts. If they succeed, it will be a BIG win for 
casino lobbyists.

Disturbingly, Speaker DeLeo has declared there will be no public 
hearings on his bill - shielding this latest boondoggle from desperately 
needed public scrutiny and debate.

They claim casinos will create jobs. But the facts show that casinos are 
jobs killers and community-busters. We need a secure green economy, not 
more of the failed predatory casino economy of the past.

Tell Beacon Hill not to betray OUR JOBS, OUR TAX DOLLARS, COMMUNITIES, & 

· We want good wage green jobs that will be here for the long haul - for 
construction workers, small businesses, clean manufacturing and healthy 
local food producers. Green jobs lower energy and food costs for 
families and businesses. They will clean up the air, improve nutrition, 
reduce chronic disease, health costs, and the threat of climate change.

· We don't need here-today-gone-tomorrow construction jobs that leave us 
with permanent casino blight: failed small businesses, gambling 
addiction, bankruptcies, broken families, crime, sprawl, pollution, and 
climate change. Casinos kill 1.5 jobs for every 1 job they create. 
Coping with the problems caused by casino gambling costs taxpayers at 
least $3 dollars for every $1 dollar in tax revenue!

Don't let them put small businesses out of business! Become part of the 
growing movement for revitalized communities, secure jobs and the 
healthy green future we deserve!

For more facts on casinos follow the link Casino Fact Sheet 
To the Massachusetts Legislature and Governor Patrick:

In signing the pledge below I am asking you to reject attempts to 
establish a government-endorsed program of predatory gambling in 
Massachusetts. The predatory gambling industry is harmful to local 
businesses, undermines sound job growth, and fosters addiction, 
bankruptcy, crime, divorce and other social problems. Building casinos 
locks us in to high greenhouse gas emissions and make our economy 
vulnerable to oil price shock. In the final analysis, these problems 
will consume more tax dollars than we can recover from gambling taxes.

For my own part, I pledge not to patronize gambling casinos or slot 
parlors in Massachusetts. I pledge to strongly encourage my children and 
family members to avoid such establishments. Instead, I pledge to direct 
my discretionary expenditures into locally-owned, productive businesses 
that are good neighbors in the community, that do not exploit people 
with addictions, workers, or the environment, and which are the best way 
of creating permanent jobs in a sustainable economy.


/"I have to tell you something. I cannot help being happy. I've 
struggled against it but to no good. Apart from an odd five minutes here 
and there, I have been happy all my life. There is, I am well aware, no 
virtue whatever in this. It results from a combination of heredity, 
health, good fortune, and shallow intellect." /~Arthur Marshall

/"I have guarded myself more carefully against contented people than 
against contagious diseases." ~/Victoria Wolff

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