Petition Closed
Petitioning County Prosecutor Bill Mason and 4 others
2 responses

Reopen Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in Cuyahoga County, OH


Internet sweepstakes cafes should be allowed to remain open for the following reasons:

1. They Create Jobs - In the state of Ohio, as in all other states, there is a need to create jobs. Jobs are being created by the small business man and woman. In 2006, an article in Businessweek showed that 82.9% of U.S. employment was in businesses with less than 500 employees.
2. They Generate Tax Revenue - Each Internet sweepstakes cafe pays taxes. Each employee of an Internet sweepstakes cafe pays taxes. Every time an employee of an Internet sweepstakes cafe spends money earned at their job, sales tax revenue is generated.
3. They Build A Sense of Community - As a culture of regular customers become familiar and friendly with each other, they begin to schedule their social lives around meeting at Internet sweepstakes cafes. We take pride in the fact that Internet sweepstakes cafes fill a need that is missing from the lives of some of our customers.

Letter to
County Prosecutor Bill Mason
Judge Daniel Gaul
Ohio State House
and 2 others
Ohio State Senate
Ohio Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Cuyahoga County Elected Officials.

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Reopen Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in Cuyahoga County, OH

I am saddened by Cuyahoga County's recent decision to close all Internet sweepstakes cafes. The neighborhood Internet sweepstakes cafes are an important part of the community. The loss of my local Internet sweepstakes cafe will damage the community for the following reasons:

1. Jobs - In the state of Ohio, as in all other states, there is a need to create jobs. Jobs are being created by the small business man and woman. In 2006, an article in Businessweek showed that 82.9% of U.S. employment was in businesses with less than 500 employees.
2. Tax Revenue - Each Internet sweepstakes cafe pays taxes. Each employee of an Internet sweepstakes cafe pays taxes. Every time an employee of an Internet sweepstakes cafe spends money earned at their job, sales tax revenue is generated.
3. Community - As regular customers, we became familiar and friendly with other customers and began to schedule our social lives around meeting at the local Internet sweepstakes cafe. Internet sweepstakes cafes fill a need that is missing from our lives.

Please consider the impact of your decision to shut down the Internet sweepstakes cafes in Cuyahoga County. It is important that you re-examine the facts and see that the cafes should be allowed to remain open in our community.

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Sincerely,