ROCK THE E-SPLOST RALLY SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY
MARIETTA, Georgia – The Cobb Taxpayers Association (CTA) is sponsoring a “Rock the E-SPLOST” rally on Sunday, March 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Glover Square in downtown Marietta. The event is to rally widespread popular opposition to the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST), whose fate will be decided by voters in a special election being held on Tuesday, March 19th. Live music will be provided by Mark Augustyn, a singer/songwriter from Atlanta who opposes the E-SPLOST. For more information on Mark as a local performing artist, go to: http://www.reverbnation.com/
At press time, a final list of speakers at the rally has not been finalized, but among those who have already accepted include: Kimberley Euston, former chair of the Facilities & Technology Committee, which provides oversight on past, present and future spending under the Education SPLOST for the CCSD. Also speaking will be the former Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, Bill Byrne. Speakers from the Board of the Georgia Tea Party and other interested and involved citizens will likewise be represented on the podium. The event will be moderated by Lance Lamberton, president and founder of CTA.
“This rally represents the culmination of a tremendous grassroots effort to defeat the E-SPLOST,” said Lance Lamberton, president of CTA. “It is also an opportunity to thank our supporters for their hard work in fighting to reduce taxes and wasteful government spending.”
Tom Maloy, a member of Georgia Tea Party’s Board of Directors, commented that the defeat of the T-SPLOST by a two to one margin in Cobb County should have been a wake-up call for all levels of government. “The Tea Party’s demand for less spending and lower taxes applies not just to federal, but to state, county and local government as well. Perhaps Sunday’s Rock the E-SPLOST rally on the Square will help members of Cobb County’s School Board to understand that concept.”