Check out this great coverage from Hallwatch.org. Jeff Benedict led the fight in Connecticut to stop the expansion of gambling in that state. He offered great insight into what it takes to win as well as arguments that refute the casinos claims that they will bring great revenues and jobs. Watch video clips of his talk at Hallwatch. Today, Casino Free Philadelphia handed in over 27,000 petition signatures at City Hall!! This constitutes the largest, bipartisan petition drive ever in the city. The drive took place over the span of about three weeks, and despite much adverse weather. Over a hundred volunteers from civic associations across the city participated. This sends a loud and clear statement to the powers that be that Philadelphians demand the right to a say in the future development of their city. Great going, Philadelphia!