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E-M:/ Detroit Riverfront Casino Ballot Proposal
- Subject: E-M:/ Detroit Riverfront Casino Ballot Proposal
- From: "Karen D. Kendrick-Hands" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 12:48:36 -0400
- List-Name: Enviro-Mich
- Reply-To: "Karen D. Kendrick-Hands" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Enviro-Mich message from "Karen D. Kendrick-Hands" <email@example.com>
I received this announcement from a TRU list member: REAL is at TRU
coalition member. The Casinos on the Riverfront threaten the Dequindre Cut
rail line, the last rail access to downtown Detroit. Keeping the Casinos
off the river front will keep the Right of way intact. Please help them get
this issue on the ballot.
The Riverfront East Alliance (REAL) is circulating a petition to get the
riverfront casino issue on the fall ballot. The proposal states that
"...no gambling casino shall be located on the east riverfront of Detroit"
between Jefferson Avenue, the Detroit River, the Renaissance Center, and
East Grand Boulevard. 5,000 valid signatures are needed by Sunday, June 18th.
If you have not done so already, please sign up. There will be people
collecting signatures on Saturday morning at Eastern Market (beginning at
8:30 in front of Hirt Company). Additional volunteers are welcome.
Please also consider taking a petition and gathering more
signatures. Petitions can be picked up on:
* Friday, June 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Christs Church on East
Jefferson at I375
* Saturday, June 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Friends School at East
Lafayette and St. Aubin
Petitions can be dropped off at:
* Christ Church Detroit by 6:30 p.m. on Sunday (at the rear of the church)
Suggested locations for gathering signatures are:
* outside of the Detroit post office
* outside of grocery markets and shopping strips
* outside of banks
* Eastern Market
* Chene Park, Elliot Park, etc.
* Breakfast spots (Clique, IHOP, etc.)
* outside of the Detroit Public Library
* Alfred Brush Ford Park, on Lakewood St. at the river (off Jefferson); the
Creekside Community Development Corp's picnic is on Sunday from 1-6 pm.
(more than 1,000 people are expected to attend)
* Grand Prix locations - Belle Isle, Cobo/Hart Plaza (shuttle points),
pre-Prix or aprés-Prix hangouts, etc.
For additional information, contact Bob Jackman of REAL at
313/567-8221. Please forward this along to any and all who would be
willing to sign and/or circulate petitions. Finally, the following is a
press release for your info. Thanks for you help and support on this
> Members of the Riverfront East ALliance (REAL) are > "cautiously
optimistic" that they will get enough signatures
> on their petitions to initiate an ordinance to ban gambling > casinos on
Detroit's Est Riverfront. REAL hopes to turn in
> 4,983 signatures on Monday June 19th. > "We are a community
organization of Detroit residents,"
> sid REAL President Bob Jackman. "We have not paid one penny > for
professional signature gathering. Our signatures are > being gathered by
85-year-old women, young students in the > midst of exams, ministers,
lawyers, and homemakers. And > we're working on a very short time
line." > When asked if that meant that there might not be enough >
signatures, Mr. Jackman said, "We'll have a better idea this > weekend.
We'll be getting petitions in on Friday at Christ > Church and Saturday all
day at Friends School. We'll be at > Christ Church again on Sunday evening
at 6:30, in the > parking lot. We remain cautiously optimistic that our >
dedicated volunteers have gotten enough signatures." > Anyone who wants
more information may call 313.438-4143.
Karen D. Kendrick-Hands
Air Policy Director,
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Co-founder, Transportation Riders United
1067 Devonshire Road
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
313.885.7588, fax 313.885.7883
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