The NJ Gambling Gambit
Concerned About Unemployment & Economic Impact To New Jersey, Betty Lewis Joins Casino Expansion Opposition
Newark, NJ – Today, Betty Lewis, the Atlantic City Chapter President for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), spoke out against casino gaming expansion in New Jersey by endorsing Trenton’s Bad Bet. A longtime leader in South Jersey’s African-American community, Lewis voiced her concern that new casinos would lead to unemployment and economic loss for the state.
“I stand with the thousands of residents across the state in opposing Question One and protecting New Jersey taxpayers,” said Lewis. “We know gaming expansion in North Jersey would lead to increased unemployment, the loss of billions in economic activity and leave taxpayers responsible when these projects fail.”
The referendum to expand casino gaming into North Jersey will be the first question voters are asked to consider on the November 8 ballot. Lewis’ endorsement is another in a long line of influential New Jersey residents, activists, community leaders, unions and associations committed to seeing the referendum defeated.
Lewis continued, “I support the businesses, unions and community groups across the state dedicated to defeating Question One on Election Day.”
For more information about the Trenton’s Bad Bet, or to follow the group’s social channels, make donations, and find other opportunities to get involved, visit the group’s web site: www.TrentonsBadBet.org
Trenton’s Bad Bet is a diverse collection of concerned New Jersey community leaders, unions, businesses and residents that will work to oppose the New Jersey Casino Referendum that seeks to expand gaming into North Jersey.