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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Turn up the pressure on Fairfax County Supervisors to say NO to a casino


Turn up the pressure on Fairfax County Supervisors to say NO to a casino


Our goal is to NOT have the casino bill be reintroduced in 2025. We want our Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to make a clear statement that they don't want a casino in Fairfax County.

Make your voice heard! We are a growing group of volunteers from Tysons, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and Reston who are following this issue closely. We must turn up the pressure on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to say NO to a casino in Fairfax County. Even if you've written before, do it again. Numbers matter. 

It only takes a minute. Click on the TAKE ACTION NOW button below, add your name and address, and the message will automatically go to your District Supervisor, Chairman McKay, State Senator and Delegate.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Stop the Fairfax County casino bill in the Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee

 The following is from the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR)

The casino bill will be on the agenda of the full Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, February 6. The Committee Chair will ask the full committee to vote to hold the bill over to the 2025 legislative session. Senator Boysko will offer an alternative proposal to kill the casino bill entirely.

It will help tremendously if there are many Fairfax County residents seated in the room to show support for her motion. This nonpartisan effort is open to all, whether you vote Independent, Republican, or Democrat. There is no better way to show our opposition than to show up in person on Tuesday. Senator Boysko will ask us all to stand to show our support for her motion.


If you can travel with us to Richmond on Tuesday,

sign up for the free bus NOW. 

Can you take one day to Kill the Casino Bill?

Tuesday, February 6 
Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee Meeting
Free buses to and from RICHMOND available. 
From Reston: Hartke Building Parking Lot: 11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191 
From McLean: location TBD. 
Must arrive no later than 5:45 a.m. - the buses will depart at 6 a.m.
SIGN-UP by 2 p.m. Monday, 2/5 to secure your seat on the bus.


This email was sent by Senator Boysko, one of 15 members of the Finance Committee:


Senator Marsden's Casino Bill 675 is up for consideration by the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee. We are expecting the bill to come up and it is best for our zealous advocates to plan on coming down to Richmond. The more folks we can get, the better! Your presence there will make a huge difference.

WHO: All reasonable Fairfaxians opposed to Casino Bill 675

WHAT: Show our opposition to Casino Bill 675 in front of Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
WHERE: Committee Room A, 3rd Floor, #305, General Assembly Building, 201 N 9th St, Richmond, VA 23219
WHEN: Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 9 a.m.

It's best to arrive well in advance, as security can take a while to get through. Visitor information is here. Advocates will not be allowed to bring any signs or banners into the Committee Room, but they are encouraged to wear anti-casino T-shirts, hats, or scarves.* There may not be any opportunity to speak when the bill comes up, but Senator Boysko will ask all our advocates against Casino Bill 675 to stand and make themselves known to the whole committee.

Thank you so much, and let's kill this bill!

*We'll provide permitted No Casino bumper stickers to hold up.

Can't attend in person? Then be sure to WATCH via Live Stream:

If you can't join us in Richmond on Tuesday, copy, paste & send an email



Subject:  SB 675 - Please vote to Pass By Indefinitely

Dear Finance & Appropriations Committee Senators, 

I request that you listen to the citizens of Fairfax County.

Although we acknowledge the Resources Sub-Committee's recommendation on  SB 675, I am asking that the full Finance & Appropriations Committee will, instead of ratifying the Sub-Committee recommendation, KILL BILL SB 675 with your vote to Pass By Indefinitely.

The citizens of Fairfax County spoke loud and clear at a standing room only Town Hall hosted by Senator Boysko on Saturday. There is no public support for this bill in Fairfax County. We do not want a casino and will not stop our opposition to this bill. 


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