2015 | January 19
Wisconsin Family Action Press Release:
Wisconsin Family Action Radio Ad Tells Governor Walker To Keep His Promise
As National Leaders Urge Him To Reject Kenosha Casino
MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Family Action launched a radio campaign reminding Governor Scott Walker of his promise not to expand gambling in Wisconsin. Walker first made the promise when he ran for governor in 2006 and renewed his promise in 2011 when he set criteria for the approval of a new casino in Wisconsin.
The ad points out that when Walker ran for Governor, he promised he would honor a referendum that prohibited an expansion of gambling and reminds citizens that Walker “even established criteria for approval of any new gambling, which the Kenosha casino clearly does not meet.”
The ad also points out that existing gaming compacts negotiated under Governor Jim Doyle could, according to the Governor, leave a $100 million hole in the state budget.
With the February 19, 2015 deadline looming, various national organizations and political pundits, as well as neighboring state leaders like Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats are weighing in with Governor Walker, letting him know that he should reject the Kenosha casino.
The radio ad ends with a call to listeners to tell Governor Walker to keep his promise.
Read the rest of the press release here that includes the radio campaign script as well as testimonials HERE.
SIGN THE PETITION to Urge Governor Walker to Keep His Promises HERE.