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Your neighbors on trial for a casino-free Philly

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Fourteen Philly residents — ranging in age from 24 to 72 and including several grandparents and two members of the clergy, public school teachers, and life-long Philadelphians — lined the entrance to the SugarHouse construction site on the Delaware River last fall and refused to move. They were promptly arrested and held for more than 12 hours.

On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, these individuals will stand before a judge and defend their First Amendment rights.

UPDATE:
Judge tosses case against SugarHouse protesters

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Philadelphians standing in the way of predatory gambling in our city

Learn more about your neighbors on trial for a casino-free Philadelphia.

Join us on Tuesday to support those who put their bodies on the line to keep casinos out of Philadelphia. It's not easy to stand for trial and your presence will make a big difference.

Pre-Court Rally for a Casino-Free City
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 9:00 AM (court starts at 10:00)
Meet at the Arch Street United Methodist Church, SE corner of Broad & Arch
Read more about the event and download the flyer

We will use this opportunity to put casinos on trial — to indict them for the way they exploit our government, threaten our neighborhoods, and position themselves to prey upon our friends and family, putting our welfare and our city budget at risk. We also plan to continue our protests — at casino sites, politicians' offices and more — for as long as it takes.

Defending ourselves in court is a huge undertaking and we must raise money for our legal defense.

Please support those going on trial and all of our ongoing work for a casino-free city by making a contribution

Want to do even more? Help spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

Watch our new video and share it with your friends
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Over the years, casinos and their political backers have spent millions of dollars throwing countless roadblocks in our way, but we've battled through successfully even when the experts proclaimed it a "done deal." People are saying our trial is a "done deal" — but we know better, and we need your help to make it a success.

Please watch our video and support these 14 heroes however you can.

Thank you for your ongoing inspiration, support and hard work!

Lily, Ivan, Francesca, Dan and the rest of Casino-Free Philly

Casino-Free Philadelphia
718 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
http://www.CasinoFreePhila.org
info@casinofreephila.org
(215) 238-1711