Madison – “I can declare that a dog is a cat and that doesn’t change the truth or the reality—even if I dress the dog up like a cat. It’s still a dog,” declared Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling in a public hearing yesterday.
The Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations held a hearing Wednesday on a bill, Assembly Bill 800, that goes to great lengths to try to convince people that gambling is not gambling. The bill blatantly declares that Daily Fantast Sports (DFS) is not gambling and creates a means to legalize the games and regulate them, ostensibly for “consumer protection” reasons.
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Proponents of off-reservation casinos paint gambling expansion as win-win for local communities- promising jobs, millions of dollars in economic development and reinvestment, and a never-ending source of revenue for local governments. But as so many communities have discovered the hard way, the honeymoon is often short lived, if it happens at all.
In Wisconsin, there are two such proposals pending before the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approval: Beloit and Shullsburg. And the proponents of these casinos have many people believing that they will save our communities from economic despair and be a local source of wholesome entertainment.
Wisconsin Family Action is co-hosting two informational events with Citizens Against Expanded Gambling in Shullsburg and Beloit next week to help citizens band together and stop these casinos.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Schullsburg Community Townsend Center
190 N. Judgement Street, Shullsburg, WI
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express – Beloit
2790 Milwaukee Road, Beloit, WI
RSVP – CLICK HERE
There are far too many examples of the damage caused by gambling – one comes from Elkhart Lake. LeAnne Holden spent 8 years in prison for embezzling money to feed her gambling addiction. Her husband raised their children, suffered through health problems and depression, while she served her sentence. (more…)
Yesterday, January 20, 2015, in a letter penned by Governor Walker to the Assistant Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs, it was confirmed that the State of Wisconsin had negotiated a compact amendment with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
Governor Walker states in the letter, “The submission of this amendment in no way indicates whether I support or oppose Menominee’s proposal for a casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin.” (more…)
2015 | January 19
Wisconsin Family Action Press Release:
Wisconsin Family Action Radio Ad Tells Governor Walker To Keep His Promise
As National Leaders Urge Him To Reject Kenosha Casino
MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Family Action launched a radio campaign reminding Governor Scott Walker of his
promise not to expand gambling in Wisconsin. Walker first made the promise when he ran for governor in 2006 and
renewed his promise in 2011 when he set criteria for the approval of a new casino in Wisconsin. (more…)