Educate, Then Pressure

Many Americans, including politicians, do not know how cruel and deadly horseracing is. So it falls to us to educate. And nothing as entrenched as horseracing will end without unrelenting pressure. So please consider sending a (respectful) message to our elected leaders. It need not be long; in fact, shorter is better – e.g., “Horseracing is animal cruelty, no different from dogracing, which has been banned on moral grounds in 42 states.” For the subsidy states, tell them to “End the handouts – coming at the expense of schoolchildren – to a cruel, unpopular, nonessential industry.” Copy/paste, send links from our site, etc. Speak from the heart, but use facts, too.

(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)
Governor Reynolds: phone/contact/social media
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Kentucky (7 tracks; partial subsidy state)
Governor Beshear: phone/contact/social media
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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)
Governor Walz: phone/contact/social media
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Nebraska (4 tracks; will be subsidy state starting this year)
Governor Ricketts: phone/email/social media
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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)
Governor Grisham: phone/email/social media
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New York (11 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Hochul: phone/contact; twitter
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Ohio (7 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor DeWine: contact/social media
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Oklahoma (3 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Stitt: contact
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Oregon (1 track)
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Pennsylvania (6 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Wolf: phone/contact/social media
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Texas (4 tracks; subsidy state)
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Virginia (2 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Youngkin: contact
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Washington (2 tracks; subsidy state)
Governor Inslee: phone/contact/social media
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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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