Stonehill’s Martin Institute Hosts Luncheon and Discussion on Ballot Question #3

September 24, 2014

The Martin Institute at Stonehill College will host a luncheon presentation featuring members of The Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs on Tuesday, September 30th at 12 noon. The Coalition was created to educate voters on the jobs and revenue associated with resort casinos. The event, which will be held in the Martin Institute, is free and open to the public, however, advanced registration is required.

With just six weeks until Massachusetts voters decide the fate of the state's 2011 casino law, the Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs kicked off its campaign this week in the downtown Springfield offices of MGM Resorts International and unveiled its first TV commercial.

Members of the coalition include groups and individuals from all walks of life, from businesses and labor unions to elected officials and tourism organizations, all of which support the jobs and revenue generated by the casino gaming law and oppose the repeal.

Engaging Massachusetts voters “in a dialogue on this subject and to make clear this law will create thousands of jobs and allow the state to reap hundreds of millions in revenues, much of it now flowing to other states,” is the Coalition’s main goal.

At the opposite end of the casino issue is The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation. On Monday, October 6th at 11:30am, the Martin Institute will host Les Bernel, the national director of the foundation.

Stop Predatory Gambling has dedicated itself to a fundamental national reform: “ending the unfairness and inequality created by government sponsorship of casinos and lotteries.”  The Foundation believes “no taxpayer dollar should be used by government to lure citizens into gambling away their money and becoming slaves to debt; no agency or entity of government should depend on gambling to fund its activities; and no legislature, whether in the name of economic development or raising revenue, should pass laws to promote or sponsor gambling.” The location of that event will be in classroom 105 of the Martin Institute.

To register for both events, email Noelle Preston at

Luncheon Presentation by The Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs
Tuesday, September 30th 
12 noon
The Martin Institute at Stonehill College. 320 Washington St, Easton, MA 02357
Free and open to the public- to register email Noelle Preston at
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