Already the politicians are trying to undermine this effort. Council Member James Benoit was quoted in a recent “Washington Post" article: I don't want to discount anyone's passion for an issue, but it's a long shot. These things rarely succeed."
Hmm, he must not have noticed the extremely successful "Trim" ballot referendum in Prince Georges County, MD, or "Proposition 13" in California or various referendums formed by citizen’s groups against gay marriage -- they were all signature driven and highly successful. The Post, several writers for the “Baltimore Sun” and certain Maryland politicians are exhibiting standard tactics used by the development industry. Dishearten the opposition, convince them they will fail, and they will give up.
Well I haven’t given up yet! The combined efforts of "Stop Slots at Arundel Mills" and the MD racing industry can certainly collect enough signatures to put a "No slots at Arundel Mills" referendum on the ballot.
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