Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gladys goes to Washington!

Some of you might remember when Mrs. Kravitz went to Washington last year. Well, she's going back and this time she wants you to join her.

That's because this year will be something special. This year is the kickoff of a new grassroots organization:

Stop Predatory Gambling.org

One of the four cornerstones of StopPredatoryGambling.org is the reform of IGRA.

Over the last year and a half many of us have personally witnessed how abuses of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act can effect our homes and quality of life, and influenced our elected officials.

The conference, which starts at 1:30 Friday afternoon, will take place at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD just outside of Washington, DC. Special room rates are available for those who register early.

"The event is the start of a national effort to awaken America’s conscience about what is predatory gambling, what it means for our democracy and the impact it has on the families and businesses in our communities."

For lots more information, please click here.

Please join me at the conference. Let's show our support!


Anonymous said...

Thinking about it. Checked Boston to Dulles roundtrip nonstop @300.00 plus $100 registration plus 3 nights @ $100 = $700 plus cab and incidentals. Need a day to think.

Gladys Kravitz said...

Gladys is carpooling!

carverchick said...


I wish I could join you in Washington but I will be busy here...I will however, be there for you in spirit! Have a wonderful time - I can't wait to hear all about it.

BTW - if your intersted, I have a copy of the Testimony given at the hearings regarding the IGRA reform. An interesting read and some great testimony given by Presidental Candidate John McCain.

Gladys Kravitz said...

Thanks CC! I know you will be busy at raising awareness here in Massachusetts and THAT is important work.

Yes, I would love to have the Testimony! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting the information out there! Wish I had more time to get together groups for carpooling as this conference is worth every penny to attend! Not a dull or boring moment!
Also, Gladys you have got to read those transcripts of the testamonies. Your eyes will be opened even more so to "reservation shopping"

Have a safe trip! enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I can't make it, but will make sure a $$$ contribution reaches you.
I hope that CC will blog about the testimony.

Gladys Kravitz said...

Thanks so much anon. 10:03 - your contribution will make a real difference.

BTW I've read the testimony and I know I'll be blogging it!!