“Casinos are a bad bet,” says Tom Grey, of the national organization Stop Predatory Gambling, “and the fight against them is still on.” Grey will bring his message to the annual meeting of Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County (CACGEC) on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue. He will discuss events on the national scene, where the fight is going now, and where we find hope for the future.
Founder and former Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (now Stop Predatory Gambling), Grey has been at the forefront of the national movement against predatory gambling for almost twenty years.
Grey served as a minister in several different churches. Before that, he had served as a U.S. Army company commander and military advisor in Vietnam. He brings the heart of a warrior and the soul of a pastor to his work against predatory gambling. He has traveled the country teaching local citizen groups how to organize and fight back against the enormous spending by predatory gambling interests in their bid to overpower state and local governments.
The event will also feature a report from Cornelius Murray, lead attorney for CACGEC’s lawsuit against Federal officials responsible for approval of the Buffalo Creek Casino. This will be provided electronically, with an opportunity for Q&A afterwards. Anna Kay France will report on statewide events and the activities of the Coalition Against Gambling in New York.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will include a brief business meeting. Light refreshments will be served.