It’s time for action. This is an invitation to become involved in an effort to stop the spread of casinos in NY State. The second vote by the Legislature on a constitutional amendment will be scheduled soon. Members representing no saugerties casino went to a Lobbying Day in Albany, as part of the Coalition Against Gambling in New York. We made a plea for a public hearing before a second vote by the legislature. The response to our plea about the harm of casino gambling received a sympathetic ear. However, if we cannot thwart a second vote, we will be facing a referendum in November to amend the constitution.
Unless you want casinos to spread in our part of the state, we have to mobilize our energy and finances to join the statewide effort to stop it from happening. As you know, the Winston Farm is an attractive site for such a casino. If we do nothing, spread of gambling is inevitable. Is that what you want? Are you willing to enter the fray?
We must get to work immediately to organize, lobby and fund-raise. Please come on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. to Atonement Lutheran Church (100 Market Street, Saugerties) so that we can once again form into the working groups necessary to combat this imminent, very serious threat. Please visit our website http://nosaugertiescasino.com/ for more information.
Lanny Walter, Naomi Rothberg, Susan Puretz, Arnie Lieber, Mark Knaust
NSC Executive Committee