Ohio Veterans Rally in Columbus to Support Electronic Charitable Gaming
|Earlier today veterans from across Ohio met at the State Capitol Building in Columbus for a rally to show support for House Bill 282, which would permit electronic forms of instant bingo. Senators Frank Hoagland and Hearcel Craig, both veterans themselves, spoke in support of the legislation.
Veterans and fraternal groups raise over $113 million per year for Ohio charities. Allowing them to modernize to electronic forms of instant bingo is vital to the posts, lodges and charities within their communities.
But the battle has not been won. There are FOR PROFIT interests that oppose us. You need to continue to tell your state senator how important CHARITABLE gaming is to your organization and the local charities they donate to in your community.
We need to Ohio Senate to bring this bill to a vote before the end of this year, otherwise we will have to go back to court. Legislation is the simplest way to resolve this issue for veterans and charities.
Please take two minutes to call your state senator today to tell them to SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 282 and bring it to a vote!
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