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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Congressional hearing on internet gambling

On behalf of our SPG members, I testified on the policy of government-sponsored gambling at a Congressional hearing last week. I explained why any serious effort to address rising unfairness and inequality in America must include, as part of its foundation, phasing out our predatory gambling policy. The primary focus of the hearing was a bill that would ban state government-run internet gambling.

We aimed to hit it as powerfully as we could. You can watch our 5 minute oral presentation below. Also, please read and share SPG's Witness Statement to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Les Bernal's testimony about unfairness & inequality before Congress

Published on Mar 27, 2015
SPG National Director Les Bernal testified about government-sponsored gambling (with an emphasis on internet gambling,) and how it contributes to rising unfairness and inequality in our nation, before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations on 3/25/2015. You can read Bernal's written testimony here:

I was joined on the panel by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Fagan, also a national SPG Board Member, as well as University of Illinois School of Law Professor John Kindt. You can read Attorney Fagan's Witness Statement here and and watch him here. You can read Dr. Kindt's Witness Statement here and watch him here.
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Les Bernal

National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling

End government-sponsored gambling because it is dishonest, financially damaging to citizens and contributes to the rising unfairness and inequality in our country.

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