Educate, Then Pressure

Many, if not most, Americans, including politicians, have no idea how cruel and deadly horseracing is. So it falls to us advocates to educate. And nothing as entrenched as horseracing will end without unrelenting pressure. So please consider sending a message to our elected leaders. That message need not be long; in fact, shorter is better – e.g., “Horseracing is animal cruelty, no different than dogracing, which has been banned on moral grounds in 41 states.” For the subsidy states, tell them to “End the handouts – coming at the expense of schoolchildren – to a cruel, dying (as measured by demand), decidedly nonessential industry.” Copy/paste, send links from our site: most recent kill list, individual state reports (in “Categories” on homepage), etc. Speak from the heart, but use our facts, too. And please be respectful. Thank you.

(All active U.S. racetracks can be found here.)

Arizona (3 tracks)
Governor Ducey: 602-542-4331; contact/social media
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Arkansas (1 track; subsidy state)
Governor Hutchinson: phone/contact/social media
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California (5 tracks)
Governor Newsom: phone/contact; twitter; facebook
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Colorado (1 track)
Governor Polis: phone/email/social media
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Delaware (3 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Carney: phone/email/social media
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Florida (3 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor DeSantis: 850-488-7146; email; twitter; facebook
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Illinois (4 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Pritzker: 217-782-6830, 217-782-6831; contact/social media
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Indiana (2 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Holcomb: social media (bottom of page)
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Iowa (1 track; subsidy state)
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Kentucky (7 tracks; partial subsidy state)
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Louisiana (4 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Edwards: 225-342-7015; email/social media
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Maryland (5 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Hogan: 410-974-3901; contact; twitter; facebook; instagram
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Minnesota (2 tracks; subsidy state)
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Nebraska (4 tracks; will be subsidy state starting this year)
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New Jersey (3 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Murphy: 609-292-6000; contact/social media
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New Mexico (5 tracks; subsidy state)
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New York (11 tracks; subsidy state)
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Ohio (7 tracks; subsidy state)
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Oklahoma (3 tracks; subsidy state)
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Oregon (1 track)
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Pennsylvania (6 tracks; subsidy state)
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Texas (4 tracks; subsidy state)
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Virginia (2 tracks; subsidy state)
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Washington (2 tracks; subsidy state)
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West Virginia (2 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Justice: phone/email/social media
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Wyoming (3 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Gordon: contact
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