Bridgeport Generation Now and Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats invite the Bridgeport community to a Community Conversation On Casinos on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bridgeport Library at 925 Broad Street. This event marks the first impartial public gathering to hear citizens’ voices, ideas, and concerns.
On September 18th, 2017 MGM Resorts International held a public groundbreaking and press conference, announcing plans to bring a casino to Bridgeport. Since then, Bridgeport residents have received mailers, polling data, and marketing campaigns, all from the perspective of MGM. Now it’s time to have our voices heard! The goal of this event is two-fold: 1) To educate folks on the history and current state of casino gambling in Connecticut and 2) To hold space for community members to discuss the possibility of the casino and share all thoughts, concerns, and ideas. This will be a fun, safe, and collaborative space. All voices are welcome!
This event is strongly connected to Bridgeport Generation Now’s mission to empower and unite the Bridgeport community through civic engagement. The mission of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats is to cultivate a new generation of diverse leaders who are united by progressive values and work to advance issues that bring about a better and brighter Bridgeport. For more information about Bridgeport Generation Now, Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, and this event please go to the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/174358116475834.
WHAT: Community Conversation On Casinos
WHO: Bridgeport Generation Now and Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats
Featuring Guest Speaker Bob Steele, member of the United States House of Representatives for the Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district from 1970 to 1975.
WHERE: Bridgeport Library, 1st Floor Programming Room, 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10am-12pm