Our executive director, Nicole Arciello, presents the following. Please take action…
Can you take two minutes to help stop a new horseracing track in Massachusetts?
The Board of Selectmen in the Town of Hardwick, MA, are considering a proposal for a new horseracing facility. This is the most recent attempt to bring thoroughbred racing back to the state – all in an effort to grab the lucrative “Sports Betting” subsidy. These proposals have recently been shot down by residents in communities like Great Barrington and Sturbridge, with ongoing public opposition and protest right now in Plymouth. While there are many large questions about traffic, disrupted neighborhoods and the possible seedier element – there is, of course, another cost to all this – one measured in lives!
Please take action and sign the petition to urge the Board of Selectmen to vote NO on the Horseracing Facility Proposal.
You can also take direct action now by using the scripts below.
Contact the Board of Selectman in the Town of Hardwick, Massachusetts, and ask that they vote NO on the new horseracing-facility proposal.
Please vote no on the horseracing facility in Hardwick. With no thoroughbred racing in New England, and dog racing banned in Massachusetts and 41 other states, keep Massachusetts moving forward in 2022 and beyond. Do not let animal cruelty into the town!
Sample Phone Script:
Please vote no on the horseracing-facility proposal in Hardwick. Keep Massachusetts moving forward and do not allow this cruel and deadly industry into the town!
Board of Selectmen, Contact Information:
Robert Ruggles: email@example.com – 413-813-5741
Julie Quink: firstname.lastname@example.org – 413-530-4313
Kelly Kemp: email@example.com – 508-942-0627
We believe in the power of the people, and the horses need our voices. Grassroots action works! Every day we will forward new signatures and comments to the petition target so the horses’ voices will be heard!
Together, we can end this cruelty. Sign and share the petition and take two minutes to be a voice for the horses who need us so desperately.
For the horses,
The Horseracing Wrongs Action Team