You may have seen in the Boston Globe yesterday that we’re calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and state leadership to ensure that the casino being built in Everett by Wynn Resorts does not display the name of its founder Steve Wynn. Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of the company on Wednesday after reports were made public that he had harassed and sexually assaulted employees for decades.
We don’t always weigh in on issues like this, but we see this as an important opportunity for our state to show leadership by demanding that the companies who do business here are held accountable when they look the other way in response to reports of workplace sexual harassment and abuse.
As we explained in our statement, this isn’t about shielding survivors from the name of a reported long-time offender. And this isn’t about the casino itself. It’s about insisting on a symbolic piece of community accountability. We don’t need Steve Wynn’s name across the skyline in any of our communities. And the Gaming Commission and state leaders have the power to make that be so.
So let’s tell them what we think! Please join us in contacting the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and let them know that you don’t want the Everett casino to bear the name of a person reported to have serially sexually harassed and assaulted employees. Then share this post on Facebook, Twitter, and beyond (share buttons are below!) and ask others to join the call.