Welcome to Quaboag Valley against Casinos
at May 22 meeting
Mary's Episcopal Church
a copy of the DVD, send a $5.00 check
made out to QVAC
QVAC c/o Shepherd
4 Carpenter Rd.
Monson, MA 01057
Please be sure to include
your snailmail address
Put the word Donation on the memo line of the check
signs are still available|
Call 413-267-5210 to arrange pickup
Connecticut Casino in Trouble
Foxwoods announced planned layoffs soon
Preserving the Character of Foxboro
by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission-Western Mass Casino Task Force
any casino user who thinks they have any privacy -
They can even track your ATM card when you're away from the casino
They can create marketing strategies to get you to spend more at the casino.
Their marketing targets the big spenders, who are likely to be addicted. Click here
Florida Woman Loses $14 million at Slots - Click here
The Smartest Guys NOT In the Room - Click here
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Educate yourselves, contact friends and neighbors, and call, write, or email your state legislators
Senator Steve Brewer (Barre) 617-722-1540 Rep. Brian Ashe (2nd Hampden District) 617-722-2425 Rep. Todd Smola (1st Hampden District) 617-722-2240 Sen. Therese Murray (Senate President - pro casino) 617-722-1500 Robert A. DeLeo (Speaker of the House - pro casino) 617-722-2990
Link to phone numbers, email addresses & snailmail for all
the members of the Mass House of Representatives
and to the Senate
Template - letter to legislators
You can print this letter and use your address
(The addresses of State Representatives & Senators can be found at the links above)
Leslie Stahl, on 60 Minutes, did a feature on Predatory Gambling
Click here to watch
Slots for Tots
& The Sellout
Thanks to "Gladys Kravitz" of casinofacts.org
Thanks to CasinoFreeMass.org
We're a grassroots anti-casino organization welcoming any interested person. We are opposed to casino gambling in Massachusetts and specifically opposed to a casino in Palmer, MA. Our intention is to expose the rotten core in this alleged golden apple and our goal is to protect our homes, our families, our serenity and our way of life here in rural western Massachusetts. We invite everyone to attend our meetings.
Strong regional opposition to the potential siting of a class III casino in Palmer has been voiced by residents and business owners in the abutting region. Palmer is a town situated west of Worcester and east of Springfield with access from the Mass turnpike, Rt 90. Palmer has approximately 12,600 residents and is surrounded by small towns including Monson, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Ware, Belchertown, Warren, Brimfield, Holland, Wales and Sturbridge.
A former Palmer Town Manager conducted meetings with developers from Northeast Realty to discuss siting a casino there. The developers signed an exclusive agreement with the Mohegan Sun casino to create a class III casino should expanded gambling become legal in the Commonwealth. The proposed casino would be a commercial casino not a Native American casino and no issues of Sovereignty or IGRA (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) are applicable.
The Monson Board of Selectmen prior to the release of the Governor's endorsement for expanded gambling, voted unanimously to form a regional impact committee consisting of Selectmen and town managers/administrators from the 11 communities within the 30 mile radius of the proposed site. Stating that they would, "demand to have a place at the (decision making) table."
The State Senate and House of Representatives sent a joint bill to Govenor Patrick in September 2011 which he signed. The Attorney General 's opinion is that the way the bill is writte, a referendum petition cannot be circulated. Casinos are now legal in Massachusetts.
Our treasury needs to be built up. In addition to our lawn signs and T-shirts, we want to be able to donate to political candidates as we are a Political Action Committe with the legal right to endorse candidates and contribute to their campaigns. We are accepting donations. Make checks out to QVAC with the word "donation" on the memo line. Mail them to QVAC, c/o Colleen Cekovsky, Treasurer, 211 Bumstead Road, Monson, MA 01057If you would like more information, email us at QVAC
We want to thank the folks in Middleboro for their generosity in allowing us to use this link on their website www.casinofacts.org and for their assistance in maintaining this page.