The Dallas branch of the NAACP and the Texas Republican Party recently joined the call to end the Texas Lottery.
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"It appears that our strategy of joining civil rights organizations with social conservatives is gaining some traction. We are cautiously optimistic," said Rodger Weems, chairman of Texans Against Gambling/Stop Predatory Gambling in Texas.
Before voting to urge the lottery's abolition, members of the Dallas NAACP noted the Texas Lottery failed to keep its promises to fund public education, and they also pointed out a disproportionate number of lottery ticket purchasers live in low-income minority neighborhoods.
SOURCE: The Baptist Standard