take a stand
The petition linked to below is from Texans Against Gambling. The gambling lobby and their supporters in the state legislature have scheduled a sneaky hearing for Wednesday in hopes that they can get away with pushing through privatization of the lottery while no one is paying attention. They can't take a vote right now, but the decisions made tomorrow will affect what happens in January.
If you're a Texan and you believe that our communities are better off without gambling programs that take advantage of the poor and that are directly linked to higher crime and addiction rates, please take a second to sign the petition.