A letter from the Lutheran Office of Public Policy in Maryland
ELCA advocacy in Maryland encourages our churches to become involved in active, public opposition to the proposal to introduce state-sponsored gambling as a public revenue policy. The coalition opposed to this proposal, STOPSLOTS, has designated Saturday, October 20th for a series of state-wide rallies against slots.
There will be four sites around the State for regional opposition. This is important because every part of the state will get slots parlors if the gambling proposal succeeds. Below are location sites and contact information for the rallies.
Please pass this information along to your networks and contact the coordinators for details.
Thank you for your partnership in ELCA advocacy in Maryland
1) Prince George’s County: Minor Carter will act as coordinator for this event. The location will be the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. I have been told that the capacity there is 4,000 people.
2) Eastern Shore: Melanie Pursel from the Ocean City Maryland Chamber of Commerce will be coordinating. The location is still TBA.
3) Western Maryland: Bill Valentine will be coordinating the effort in the west. He is arranging a location.
4) Baltimore City: I will be handling this event myself. There is a possibility that we may move this event to noon to allow speakers to move from the PG event up to Baltimore. Location is TBA.