DeKalb County NAACP urges members to reject transportation tax

Creative Loafing reports NAACP opposition to Transportation tax.

“Citizens, the NAACP is asking that you vote “No” on T-SPLOST, (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum)”

Since last year, DeKalb County NAACP President John Evans has told elected officials that he’d help block a 1-cent sales tax to fund new roads and transit if an extension of MARTA rail along I-20 wasn’t among the selected projects. Well, the long-awaited rail line, which would have reached Stonecrest Mall, didn’t make the cut. (The roundtable did, however, agree to earmark $225 million to build park n’ ride lots and operate bus service along the line).

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3 thoughts on “DeKalb County NAACP urges members to reject transportation tax

  1. Viola Davis says:

    State NAACP opposes T-SPLOST! Our coalition will grow to stop this unjust referendum.
    http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/state-naacp-opposes-t-1446678.html

    • Editor says:

      Thanks to NAACP for not supporting this tax. We differ on why to oppose it, but I am glad they are with us.

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