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Jewish Group Endorses TSPLOST

The Atlanta office of the American Jewish Committee this week spoke in support of the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum.

On Thursday the Atlanta Regional Office of American Jewish Committee has announced its support of the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum. Here's the full statement released by AJC regional director Dov Wilker:

“As an organization devoted to helping realize a more pluralistic world where the rights of minorities are respected, we are especially keen on initiatives that will help reduce our use of and dependence on oil in our transportation sector which is supplied by unstable, unfriendly and undemocratic regimes. Thus, we welcome steps which will reduce this dependence by helping Atlantans commute more efficiently and offer alternatives to the daily drive."

"Transportation logistics have become an economic fuel to the metro Atlanta region since its inception with Atlanta formerly named Terminus. Based on historical precedent, the significance of passing the transportation referendum cannot be understated, with current and future generations having the ability to expand previous efforts."

TSPLOST Campaign manager Che Watkins on the AJC endorsement:

“The support of the Jewish community is integral, particularly in Fulton and DeKalb. We are proud to have a wide variety of organizations linking arms to pass this referendum. At the end of the day, we rise and fall together as a region.”

 

Margie Spencer June 09, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Can we really trust the GDOT propaganda machine? Will the projects be done in ten years or will we be forced to renew the tax? Shouldn’t GDOT have to earn our trust before we give them an additional eight billion dollars? Some will say it’s better than doing nothing, but I would rather do nothing than give hard earned money to a proven failure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOI_exUO2-s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfiuVHxJJhY&feature=related
Catherine S June 09, 2012 at 01:47 PM
For truth and facts about the transportation referendum / TSPLOST please visit TrafficTruth at http://traffictruth.net/, https://www.facebook.com/TrafficTruth, and @TrafficTruth on Twitter
Joe_Harris June 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
With more and more people coming out and speaking for the Regional Transportation Referendum, I think it is great for garnering support for this massive and important referendum. Atlanta is a major city and it is about time that major transportation reform comes to the city.

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