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Would it be wrong if Harrah Casino Bosses sent memo telling employees to Vote Reid, thoughts?

Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10.

The stepped-up effort began Wednesday when a Reid staffer sent an email pleading for help to Harrah’s top lobbyist, Jan Jones. Soon after, Marybel Batjer, Harrah’s vice president of public policy and communications, distributed that plea via email to executives throughout the company.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LOVE IT Grly......too funny today.
    If it's illegal, something needs to be done. Nothing new for Nevada and Reid
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:59 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Of course, its wrong when ANY employer to tell anyone WHO to vote for...did they tell them WHO to vote for??


    Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:59 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Well, it's as wrong as that guy from a McDonald's franchise that did it.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:59 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 3:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Is there more? It says it encourages employees to vote early...??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • i vote yes
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 3:01 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It would be IF- that request was followed by something along the lines of : because if you don't, 50% OF YOU WILL BE FIRED AND THE REMAINDER WILL HAVE ZERO HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THIS COUNTRY.


     Suggestions are made by many in power, it's when parameters and conditions are attached to the request that I believe ethical lines are crossed.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:01 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • *Company
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:02 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I still don't see where it tells employees to vote for Reid or they will get laid off or not get raises..but its wrong if they did it...Just as wrong as McDonalds and just as wrong as the OTHER employees suing because they were TOLD to vote republican and GIVEN REPUBLICAN sample ballots....Where was your post on that?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:02 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • The same thing has happened with McDonald's employees in Ohio. Except they were told/encouraged to vote for Republicans instead.

    I wonder. How much of this is "fall out" (and how much more will be seen on the parts of businesses/corporations) from the Supreme Courts decision to allow business/corporate involvment in politics. Yes, I know the ruling was about funding campaign/paying ads,ect.. However. I can't help but think/feel that this type of thing (since it's not happening just at Harrah's) is going to start becoming a normal part of our political process during election cycles. I hope I'm wrong. But we'll see.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

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