The first debate on the 2016 SPLOST is scheduled for Tuesdayevening, October 14th @ 7pm. It is sponsored by the Mableton Improvement Coalition and will be held at the South Cobb Community Center; 620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton, which is just off Veterans Memorial Highway, and just east of Floyd Road. Representing the anti-SPLOST position will be Lance Lamberton, Chairman of the Cobb Taxpayers Association (CTA). Speaking for the pro-SPLOST position will be Justin O’Dell, co-Chair of advocacy group, Secure Cobb’s Future.
The format will consist of opening remarks from each side, followed by a Q&A session. CTA members can come well prepared with questions by going to the FAQ section.
CTA strongly encourages its members to come and represent Cobb taxpayers and use this as an opportunity to purchase our beautiful four-color signs for the bargain rate of $5 a sign, with discounts available for quantity purchases. CTA volunteers will be at the venue by no later than 6:30 to sell signs and distribute literature.
We regret the necessity of having to sell signs at this time, but that is the only way we can pay the vendor who has generously allowed us to make the sign purchase prior to full payment. You can be assured that the SPLOST proponents do not suffer from such a handicap, as they are well-funded by spending interests who will reap a huge windfall if this SPLOST is passed.
With the beautiful fall weather we enjoy in this part of the country between now and election day, now is a perfect time to go door-to-door distributing our flyers in your sub-division or neighborhood, while getting that much recommended exercise. If 100 volunteers distribute just 100 flyers, we will be reaching out to between 15 and 20,000 voters. This activity alone can make the difference between victory or defeat. Click here to get your flyers to print them out. There are four flyers per page, so you only need to print out 25 to get 100 flyers.
In addition, there are a number of festivals and fairs in Cobb County in October, which represents an ideal opportunity to pass out our flyers. If you would like to join with others in this activity, just let us know by return e-mail, and we will be in touch.
BTW — You’ll be encouraged to know that the overwhelming majority of citizens who have received flyers when we’ve done this, have indicated support for our position, and appreciation for us reaching out to them. We’ve also gotten some new volunteers!
Take the Pledge
With the Pro-SPLOST camp garnering $150,000 in taxpayer dollars from the Cumberland Community Improvement District to “educate” voters on why they should vote for the SPLOST, we need to avail ourselves of as much free publicity as possible for our side. To that end, we are soliciting your name, and the names of friends and family members to “take the pledge” which we will put in a press release. The press release would read:
The Cobb Taxpayers Association today released the names of ___ Cobb County taxpayers who oppose the SPLOST that the Cobb County Commissioners voted to put on the ballot for November 4, 2014. They are:
(We would then insert your name here). If you would like to have your name on the list, just respond by return e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Shirts are On Order!
T-shirts are now on order. Pictures of the signs and t-shirts can be seen at our store and you can order them on-line. Please indicate sizes. They are $15 each, and $25 for two.
Also new on our website are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which pertain directly to this SPLOST, as well as a short video of our CTA Chairman making the case for voting NO in a power point presentation before a meeting of the Georgia Tea Party. Check it out.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of receiving campaign contributions to pay for the essential elements of this campaign, such as the above-mentioned lawn signs, and t-shirts. You can make contributions by clicking on the link at the bottom of this e-mail, or by sending a check to:
Cobb Taxpayers Association
3704 Tate Place
Austell, GA 30106
P.S. We can now handle online donations at this time, please click here to donate. If you haven’t told your friends about the campaign, now is a great time to get them involved. Please use the forwarding options below to send this to ALL of your friends who want lower taxes and an end to wasteful government spending in Cobb County.