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Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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August 13th, 2013

Join Casino Rally on Wednesday

This Wednesday night there will be a rally at The Sullivan Hotel to
Get Out the “Yes” Vote for Casinos – Please attend.

Randy Resnick of The Sullivan Hotel and Bernie’s Restaurant, and Amy
Goodstein of Catskill Valley Homes know the clock is ticking and
Election Day will be quickly upon us. They know that November 5th is
the day New York State voters will decide if class three gaming
facilities will be approved in areas such as Sullivan County. They
also know that something must be done to rally the public to support
the referendum.

Both Resnick and Goodstein have embarked on a grassrooths campaign to
get out the “YES” vote for Gaming on Tuesday November 5th.

During the past few days they have brought together a diverse group
of community leaders and advocates in meetings to organize and launch
their effort. As a result, an initial “Get Out The Vote Rally” will
be held this Wednesday night at 6 PM at The Sullivan Hotel in Rock
Hill, and I am urging, even begging, everyone to support this effort.

Resnick has donated several thousand dollars for lawn signs, buttons,
bumper stickers, and brochures to be distributed at the launch rally.

“I am doing all this because we need to come together and show our
support for the most important vote thus far in our lifetime,”
Resnick told me.

“As business people in Sullivan County, we understand what the
positive impacts of Casino Gaming would be on our region. We
desperately need Economic Investment, Jobs and Tax Relief. Money for
education is just the icing on the cake.”

“This rally is our contribution. We cannot sit on our hands any
longer. We all need to make a concerted effort to make this vote a
reality. It’s make or break time,” Resnick added.

The rally will feature local elected leaders including Assemblywoman
Aileen Gunther, Liberty Town Supervisor Charlie Barbuti, and Sullivan
County Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson.

A voter registration drive and opportunities to volunteer to get out
the vote will also be advocated at the rally.

“We need to get the word out and make sure that everyone knows about
the referendum, and understands that this time the decision is in
their hands. We need to register every eligible voter, and for every
registered voter to come out to the polls in November to vote YES for
the referendum, vote YES for jobs. We’ve waited too long to let this
opportunity slip through our fingers, it’s up to each one of us to
vote YES for our future,” Samuelson noted.

Although a big money campaign is expected to come from the casino
industry, it is important that this grassroots message from Sullivan
County gets out throughout New York State. Everyone has grant
memories of the Catskills and only we can tell the story about the
need for revitalization.

Resnick and Goodstein are putting together a political pac in order
to receive financial contributions to keep this grassroots effort
going. All monies will be utilized for this get out the “Yes Vote”

I am urging all businesses and residents to contribute anything they
can to this worthwhile cause. Resnick can be reached at (845) 796-

This is our single opportunity where we can all band together in
unity to stimulate our economy and give Sullivan County a bright

Whether you support or don’t support casinos, please understand that
this is not just about gaming venues. This is about building
entertainment resort destinations and revitalizing our tourism
industry with an end result of dramatic positive growth.

The benefit for all of us will be far more reaching than just a
gaming hall. Thousands of jobs will be created. High-end retail
stores, five star hotels, renowned spas, gourmet restaurants, and
entertainment venues that only places like resort destinations can
deliver will become part of our new landscape.

The positive trickle-down effect will be enormous. Please do
everything you can to support this effort and tell everyone you know
to “VOTE YES” on Election Day.

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Bill Liblick has made a name for himself on National TV Talk Shows
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offers you his opinion every week in the “MOUTH THAT ROARS” Column in

1 comment to Join Casino Rally on Wednesday

  • Barry Krantz

    Would like to be a part of this important movement. Have a summer house at Patio Homes, but at my regular house on Long Island. PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED! CAN YOU SEND POSTER FOR DISPLAY? THANKS. Barry Krantz