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T-SPLOST Supporters List

Following is a March 16 list of donors to Citizens for Transportation Mobility’s upcoming advocacy efforts for the transportation sales tax referendum. This project is legally distinct from, but related to, the current educational marketing campaign by The Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network. Donors are listed in the order presented.

Cox Enterprises (AJC – WSB)

Georgia Association of Realtors

Georgia Power Co.

The Coca-Cola Co.

Yancey Bros. Co.


C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.


Cousins Properties Inc.

Delta Air Lines

Genuine Parts


Is transportation tax referendum ballot language legal? - Another tax won't help your traffic jam.

Transportation Leadership Coalition
880 Marietta Highway, Suite 630-359
Roswell, GA 30075-6755

Claire Bartlett

Transportation Leadership Coalition Uncovers Unethical Ballot Language
Marketing language taints ballot question in an effort to sway votes in favor of the largest tax increase in Georgia history.

June 21, 2012, Roswell, GA – Today, citizens from across Georgia call on the Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State to remove language that was wrongly placed on state ballots.  The language improperly promotes a ballot question on the largest tax increase in Georgia history.  Marketing language, not authorized by law, was added to Referendum 1, the TSPLOST issue, offering misleading and untrue statements about the referendum.

“We are disappointed that our elected officials would act in such a corrupt manner,” said Jack Staver, chairman of Transportation Leadership Coalition.  “Our leaders know this proposed tax can’t stand on its own merits.  So they have resorted to back room trickery, deceit, and misleading the people of Atlanta and Georgia.” Continue reading

Anti-Tax Public Speakers Available (TSPLOST)

Speakers are available for your event.

With a multimillion dollar pro-tax campaign underway,  anti-tax  activists are being invited to speak at public and private events all over the Atlanta metro region.

If your civic group,  business or news agency would like to schedule a speaker for your next event or interview… contact:

James Bell, Director, Georgia Taxpayers Alliance   404 . 271 . 9061

Gataxpayer @ Gmail . com

The Transportation Investment Act Referendum (TIA)  will be July 31, 2012

AKA – Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST)

$8.5 Billion Tax Vote ( Atlanta Region)

Transportation Leardership Coalition:

Transportation Leadership Coalition       
880 Marietta Highway, Suite 630-359       
Roswell, GA 30075-6755

Claire Bartlett       

Grassroots Coalition Formed to Oppose TIA / T-­SPLOST

Launches website to inform voters about TIA / T-­SPLOST vote on July ballot.

May 1, 2012, Roswell, GA – Transportation Leadership Coalition, LLC, announces the launch of their grassroots campaign to inform voters of the truth about the proposed regional transportation sales tax (T-SPLOST).

On March 31, 2012, approximately 75 grassroots activists representing several organizations, along with elected officials who opposed the 1% sales tax, gathered at Adventure Outdoors in Marietta, Georgia, to educate themselves on the proposed 1% sales tax statewide referendum.

“We put out the invitation to various grassroots organizers to meet under one roof and learn more about this tax. We were very pleased with the response from across the state as far south as Valdosta,” said Jack Staver, chairman of Transportation Leadership Coalition Continue reading

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Tax Group Says “NO” to Transportation Tax

Taxpayer Group Organizes against Regional Transportation Tax (T-SPLOST)

The Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, Inc. (GTA) has announced it will launch a grassroots campaign to defeat the July 31 Transportation Investment Act (TIA) Referendum, also called T-SPLOST. The tax is estimated to cost metro-Atlanta taxpayers more than $8.5 billion over ten years. 

James Bell, director of GTA said he is organizing in the 10 county Atlanta region to inform voters of the pending vote and encourage voters to vote “NO” on July 31.

Bell said while his group of grassroots activists cannot compete with a multi-million dollar pro tax campaigns funded by special interest groups, they do have dedicated citizens willing to work county by county to turn out the vote against the massive tax proposal.

“The opposition to the transportation tax is growing,”Bell said. “Even lawmakers who previously supported the tax have now come out opposing it.”

According to GTA, activists will be using social networks, attending public meetings, writing editorial letters and holding public demonstrations to bring attention to the sales tax vote in July.

Ron Williams, co-founder of GTA and a Gwinnett County resident said Gwinnett will be a major player in defeating the tax.

“D.O.T. projects like HOT lanes have made Gwinnett voters skeptical of any proposal to reduce traffic congestion,” said Williams.

The group believes an informed public will reject the 10-year tax increase, but the key to defeating the tax is voter turn out. Voters most go to the polls. “If you stay home and do not vote it is just like a vote in favor of the tax,”Bell said.

GTA has set up an educational Blog at .

James Bell and other metro-Atlanta activists are available for media interviews.

For more information:  James Bell – 404-452-4668 or Email –

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