Illinois House Approves Massive Predatory Gambling Proposal
 
Illinois House Approves Massive Predatory Gambling Proposal
Written By David E. Smith   |   05.30.11

How did they vote?

SB 744 — the massive gambling bill that adds 5 new casinos and creates 6 new racinos — now moves to the Illinois Senate. Please take a moment to tell your state senator to oppose this bill.

This afternoon, the Illinois House passed SB 744 by a vote of 65 to 50 (with two voting present) to pass SB 744. Look at the official voting record of how your state representative voted:  click HERE to download it.

This anti-family and predatory gambling expansion bill was sponsored in the Illinois House by State Representatives Lou Lang (D-Skokie), Roger L. Eddy (R-Hutsonville), Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights),Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan), Jim Sacia (R-Freeport), Raymond Poe (R-Raymond Poe), Chad Hays (R-Danville) and Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago).

Not one Illinois state lawmaker spoke out to defend the interests of families in Illinois. This bill now moves to the Illinois Senate for consideration.

Take ACTION:  Contact your state senator and to Governor Patrick Quinn today to ask them to oppose the passage of SB 744.

We need a flood of calls, emails and faxes today and tomorrow if we hope to stop this bill from passing in the Illinois Senate. Call the Capitol switchboard at (217) 782-2000 and ask to be transferred to your state senator to urge him/her to vote against SB 744.

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 25 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. David has 20-plus-years of experience in...
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