Citizens of the Commonwealth are making history….again!
“No” votes at the ballot in West Springfield (Hard Rock), East Boston (Suffolk Downs), Palmer (Mohegan Sun) and Milford (Foxwoods) sends a resounding message to Governor Patrick and the Legislature.
The gambling industry, lobbyists, legislators, main stream media and special interests have exchanged multi-millions of dollars to influence the public opinion on these wrong-headed proposals. Milford voters stood up today and stated, “WE are better than slots!”
We do not want these predatory facilities in the Commonwealth. We do not want the developers back in 180 days creating hell in our communities. The law panders so greatly to the gambling industry that it allows for a come-back after 180 days.
It is time for the hubris of our elected officials to become humility and apologize to the People who pay your wages for the mistake you made by legalizing casinos/slots when the industry is tanking and Americans are seeking real economic opportunities not monopolies that drain regional economies and breed local low rollers.
We look forward to legislation to repeal the casino law in it’s entirety.
We urge you to support the citizens movement to repealthecasinodeal.org. Tomorrow is the last day to sign a petition and bring it to your city/town clerk.