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Monday, September 14, 2015

National Day of Action Against Predatory Gambling on the weekend of 9/26-9/27

More than 100 actions are happening across America and Australia that weekend. In Massachusetts, many citizens are coming together to be "Freedom Players." 

In North Carolina, they are holding an outdoor vigil in front of a public building to remember all of the people who have been victims of predatory gambling. In Texas, they are smashing a slot machine at the state capitol in Austin. In Illinois, they are doing a Freedom Players action in the Chicago suburbs. In Alabama, churches are holding a series of prayer vigils across the state. These are just a few of the many different actions that citizens are taking.

We are calling for 100% participation from you and everyone who wants a future better than the one predatory gambling offers us.This is the first time that thousands of citizens across the US and the world have all acted together to confront the unjust and dishonest policy of predatory gambling.

You can sign up online at this link, and then share the link with your email and social media networks. Or, you can contact our National Victims Advocate Melynda Litchfield, who is helping to coordinate the Day of Action at or myself

Here is a sample media advisory that you can send out to state and local media in advance of your action.
Also, here is a brief, effective guide that we put together with the Alabama group about how to organize a prayer vigil in your place of worship that weekend.

If you want to stop the policy of predatory gambling in your region, then you personally need to act. Don't think it will happen without your sacrifice because it won't. To phase it out in your community, you need to stop it in your state. To stop it in your state, you need to stop it nationally.

DO SOMETHING on the weekend of 9/26-9/27. If you want to find me, I'll be Freedom Playing.

Les Bernal
National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling
End government-sponsored gambling because it is dishonest, financially damaging to citizens and contributes to rising unfairness and inequality in our country.

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