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May 24, 2022 || Press Release

In Case You Missed It: California Teachers Association OPPOSES the Corporate Online Gambling Proposition

In Case You Missed It:
California Teachers Association OPPOSES the Corporate Online Gambling Proposition

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2022
Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, (916) 813-1010
kfairbanks@bcfpublicaffairs.com

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Teachers Association (CTA) announced that their State Council of Education voted to formally oppose the Corporate Online Gambling Proposition. CTA now joins a broad coalition of California Indian tribes, civil rights, public safety, business, faith leaders and advocates for the homeless that strongly opposes the deceptive November 2022 statewide ballot measure that would legalize online and mobile sports gambling in California.

Background:
Sponsored by out-of-state, online gambling corporations like DraftKings and FanDuel, the Corporate Online Gambling Proposition would legalize online and mobile sports gambling throughout the state – turning virtually every cell phone, laptop and tablet into a gambling device.

Parents, educators and others warn this deceptive measure would expose kids to increased risks of addiction and problem gambling. In fact, research from the Journal of Gambling Issues found the accelerated speed of play and easily accessible nature of online and mobile gambling are especially attractive to youth. Further, this measure would shortchange schools and public education, along with other state priorities. That’s because the measure explicitly circumvents Proposition 98’s guaranteed minimum funding to California public schools. Under their measure, out-of-state gambling corporations would profit billions off of online sports gambling, but not a single penny of tax revenues would be dedicated to public schools or education.