10.13.11

YOU are the last line of defense!
TIME TO MOBILIZE

Senate President Haridopolis has hand picked his committee chairs to guarantee passage of gambling expansion next January.  That means a minimum of 3 mega destination casinos in our Florida.  There is legislative talk of trading Storefront Casinos for  Destination Casinos.  Some of our good senators and representatives like the idea of eliminating storefronts in exchange for destination.  OUCH!  We must reject both!

An army of casino lobbyists are working everyday to make it happen.  Legislators are hearing no other voice.  WE NEED YOUR VOICE - NOW!!!!

This is what we need you to do . . .

1.  Call your state senator and state representative at their Tallahassee and local offices THIS WEEK.  Grab a glass of ice-tea, pick your favorite chair and spend 10 minutes calling.  Call each week with a new message - crime, hidden taxes, government creating addicts, children and the elderly as innocent victims.  Our web site has tons of information for you to use.
http://www.casinowatch.org/Florida_Gambling/more_info_%26_links.html

FIND YOUR SENATOR AT:
http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AT (pull down tab on upper left of page):
http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx

PLEASE BE POLITE - SOME OF THEM ARE WITH US.  First thank them for not expanding gambling last year.  Then tell them why you do not want any more gambling, especially destination casinos and storefront cafes.  

2.  Follow up with an email explaining why Florida should not have gambling expansion. 

3.  Please contact everyone you know about calling their legislators.  Family, friends, neighbors, churches, clubs.  Send them this information.  Print the PDFs on our website and mail to everyone in your address book or personally hand them out.
http://www.casinowatch.org/Florida_Gambling/pdf_files_for_printing/flyer%26brochure_index_page.html

4.  All the newspapers are carrying stories on gambling expansion.  Lots of Letters to the Editor should change thought.  If your local radio station is covering the issue and has call ins, please call in with information on why we all need to oppose gambling expansion.

5.  We are entering an election year.  There are many political forums happening in every community.  Attend these with printed information and question the candidate on gambling expansion.  Find out his or her's position.  

WE NEED 10S OF THOUSANDS OF CALLS GOING TO LEGISLATORS THIS WEEK.  BY THE END OF NOVEMBER, IT WILL BE TOO LATE.  ALL THE LEGISLATORS WILL HAVE COMMITTED TO THE LOBBYISTS... OR TO THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA.

LETS TELL THESE BILLIONAIRE ADDICT CREATORS THAT THEY ARE 
NOT WELCOME IN FAMILY FRIENDLY FLORIDA.