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Press Release: Faith for Repeal Launches Statewide Interfaith Campaign Against Casinos

by MFI News

Update: Here is a 3-minute clip of last Thursday’s press conference. Vote “YES” on Question 3 this November to repeal casinos in MA! # # # For Immediate Release October 9, 2014 Phone: (617) 390-8944 Contact: Stephen Eisele Email: seisele@melwoodglobal.com Faith for Repeal Launches Statewide Interfaith Campaign Against Casinos BOSTON – This Thursday, October 9, a diverse group […]

Casino Repeal Campaign Underway- VOTE YES on QUESTION 3!

by MFI News

On November 4th, after 3 years of hard work by MFI and a grass-roots alliance of casino gambling opponents, Massachusetts citizens will have the final say on whether or not to have casinos as part of the Bay State culture. The front page of  Sunday’s Boston Globe featured MFI’s involvement in this great campaign. Why are we […]

BREAKING NEWS: Casinos WILL be on the ballot!

by MFI News

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled this morning to allow the state casino law to appear in the November ballot. This comes just days after more than 26,000 additional petition signatures from across the Commonwealth were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office. “We conclude that the Attorney General erred in declining to certify, and […]

Together, we can STOP predatory gambling from coming to MA.

by mafamily

UPDATE June 2014: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday, June 24 to allow the state casino law to appear in the November ballot. This came just days after more than 26,000 additional petition signatures from across the Commonwealth were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office.  “We conclude that the Attorney General erred in declining to […]

Foxborough Casino Called Off

by mafamily

Plans to bring a $1 billion resort-style casino to the New England Patriots’ hometown have been suspended, Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn and the team’s owner said Tuesday.  The announcement by The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts came a day after Foxborough voters elected two members to the local board of selectmen who opposed […]

Rhode Island Senate expected to approve casino ballot question

by mafamily

The Rhode Island Senate is set to vote today on whether to ask state residents to approve casino games at the Newport Grand slot parlor. Newport Grand wants to offer table games such as poker and blackjack to compete with casinos expected to open here in Massachusetts. The House has already approved the referendum, and […]

Opponents of casino gambling meet

by mafamily

United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts recently held a conference where citizens committed to prevent casinos from coming to the Bay State shared ideas and created goals for the ongoing effort. The group agreed to continue to move forward with the following goals: Support the “Repeal the Deal” effort to place a referendum on the […]

A shifting strategy on fighting casino gambling

by mafamily

  Dear Friends of the Family, This week we received the news we partially expected, but had hoped would not come. Attorney General Martha Coakley has determined that the newly passed casino bill is an appropriations bill and thereby, per the MA Constitution, exempt from a citizens petition effort to repeal the law. In a […]

Boston Globe points out “cautionary tale” of Mohegan Sun

by mafamily

On Monday, the Boston Globe wrote about the Mohegan Sun casino in Montville, Connecticut. Right from the beginning the author points out the “cautionary tale for those who see casinos as economic saviors.” The self-contained nature of the casino has limited its effect on many local businesses, and town and business leaders “Warn their Massachusetts […]

People shut out by Beacon Hill on casinos

by mafamily

The People Have Been Shut Out By Beacon Hill Monday, December 12, 2011, Boston, MA – Legislative leadership and Governor Deval L. Patrick crafted a bill behind closed doors that was meant to expedite expanding predatory gambling and keep The People out of the casino debate. Attorney General Martha Coakley has made the determination that […]