BREAKING NEWS: City Council Votes “YES” to Casino Referendum on May 15 Ballot!

In what was described as a very raucous and intense city council session packed with concerned citizens, Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to allow the casino referendum on the May 15 ballot.

This is a landmark day for the quality of public debate and civic process in Philadelphia. Thanks to the diligent work of hundreds of volunteers and the signatures of 27,000 citizens, City Council has agreed that the citizens of Philadelphia should finally have a say at the polls about the siting of casinos in Philadelphia.

Why not take a minute today to thank your council people and a Casino-Free Philadelphia volunteer for their support and hard work? While you’re at it, you might want to make a call to Mayor Street (215-686-2181), urging him to allow this ballot question, as well.