Mass. Council on Compulsive Gambling Apologizes Over Email

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling has apologized over an email that it sent last week with a political message. The group sent an email encouraging its list to collect signatures and join phone banks to repeal the state's casino law. The email encouraged recipients to contact the Department of Public Health and Gaming Commission with concerns. The organization's council director Marlene Warner sent another email the next day revealing that the message did not clearly identify itself as coming from a third party.

"The subject line and content do not reflect the position, mission, or vision of the Council," she wrote in the email. "We don’t advocate for or against legalized gambling. But we do unapologetically act as a conduit for information, whether it is scientific, popular, advocacy, or programmatic in nature, to be passed on to those who need it, however they approach it."

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