After MGM Grand Detroit invested more than $850 million in their largest casino outside of the Las Vegas strip, federal legislation was introduced that would have allowed tribal casinos to bypass all state and federal laws to place two additional casinos in neighboring communities, ultimately threatening the job creation and revenue generated by MGM. The legislation was championed by the most powerful member of Congress and employed nineteen lobbying firms to pass.
Serving as liaison between MGM and four Washington firms
A series of town hall meetings to educate the community about the project
Coordinating local media and public outreach efforts to oppose the legislation
Working in Washington, DC to secure critical votes from the Congressional Black Caucus
SEIU Local 1
Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority/Cobo Center