Today just after 3pm, Mohona Siddique, John Ribeiro, and I walked into
the Secretary of State's office to submit the last of our certified
signatures just before the 5pm deadline. These 900 last minute signatures
brings our grand total to over 73,000.
We did it!
This gives us
enough signatures to be on the 2014 ballot. Thank you to every one of you
for giving your time, talent, and treasure over the last few months to get us
to this point. We could not have done it without your hard work and
This is of course only the beginning. We still have a court
case to win, a few additional signatures to gather in the spring, and most
importantly a statewide campaign to educate and inform Massachusetts voters
of the many negative economic, fiscal, and social consequences of the
state's casino policy so that they will vote "Yes" to Repeal the Casino Deal
All of these will require a lot of hard work by all of
us, but we are confident that we will succeed. In the meantime we have all
earned a break. Spend the holidays relaxing with your families and
recharging so come 2014 we will all be ready to finish the job and end this
bad government policy once and for all!