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These Republican Heroes Need Your Help!

These Republican Heroes Need Your Help!

This legislative session, our GRA-endorsed legislators and their partners are tackling some major issues that the Establishment in Atlanta does NOT want to come up for a vote! Last week we met with several of our state legislators (pictured above) such as State Reps. Charlice Byrd (Cherokee), Mitchell Horner (Catoosa), Emory Dunahoo (Jackson), and State Senator Colton Moore (District 53), who are working to champion several of the Republican issues folks back home have been clamoring for!

Issues such as election integrity reformequal protection for all of the preborn, shielding children from drag queens as well as trans and woke indoctrination, securing gun rights, cutting back cronyism and government waste, and more! But before they can barely get started, they are already meeting with opposition and intimidation tactics from the Establishment cronies in the GOP.

The crux of the controversy: The Republican Party does not exist merely to get people with an “R” next to their name elected. The Republican Party exists to advance the pro-American principles in our Republican Party platform. If we win all the elections, but do not pass Republican policies into law, the Republican Party is not doing its job.

The fact is that we are losing Republican supporters because the GOP is not doing its job. Take, for example, this recent email message we received from one of our readers:

The Establishment in Atlanta and D.C., however, want you to think that Republicans must make people with an “R” next to their name look good regardless of whether they advance Republican principles or undermine them. That’s why they took so much offense at the GRA publicly exposing the wrongs of former Speaker David Ralston and calling him to account, or take offense when we’ve pointed out something bad or questionable that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger or Governor Brian Kemp has done.

GRA leadership meeting with legislators at the state capitol last week

So while the Establishment in Atlanta acts very indignant for the GRA publicly seeking accountability against RINOs, they hypocritically seek to bring their own form of accountability against those of us who do not pretend like all elected Republican officials are wonderful in all that they do (or do not do). They want to “cancel” us. They want to cancel our endorsed legislators. They want to cancel the voice of you, the grassroots activists. They are actively right now trying to destroyshame, and neuter those champions working to advance the issues you have told us you care about in Georgia.

Issues that are a matter of life and death, issues that determine whether we enjoy the freedom and prosperity we inherited from our forefathers or sink into oppression.

We expect the Democrats, the Marxists, and the “fake news” liberal media to attack us. They have already clearly marked and identified themselves as the enemy. But when people in your own party stab you in the back, that is especially disgraceful.

GRA President Alex Johnson, State Rep. Charlice Byrd, and State Rep. Mitchell Horner at the capitol

Over the last two weeks our legislators have been told to keep quiet about election integrity reform. No one in leadership is providing any plan on how to address the concerns. Meanwhile, new Speaker Jon Burns (Screven) has signaled he is not “looking” to take up another pro-life bill this yearPseudo-prolife groups controlled by the Establishment are pressuring legislators like Charlice Byrd and Emory Dunahoo to back down from introducing Equal Protection legislation and to disassociate with GRTL and the GRA.

Likewise, the first day of the legislative session, Representatives in the State House were given less than an hour to review proposed rules changes before being called upon to vote on them. One of the rules changes gives the state Speaker new authority to bypass the House Rules Committee and bring legislation to the Floor unilaterally, and another rule allows the Speaker to shorten the window of time in which legislators could vote on a bill. These are powers some could reasonably question whether they might be abused. State Rep. Mitchell Horner made an objection on the adoption of these rules and was quickly berated on the House floor by State Rep. Sharon Cooper (Cobb).

GRA at GRTL’s March for Life

Over this last weekend, some officers of our Executive Committee have received death threats from anonymous callers identifying themselves with Antifa. This began at the same time riots of violence broke out in downtown Atlanta. Our words have been twisted and sensationalized to provoke a backlash. The radical left and the Republican Establishment are out to quash the GRA because we are fighting for you. We are fighting for the defenseless.

We need your help! Here’s two ways you can help:

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Contact Our GA GOP Leaders about RNC Chair Vote

Contact Our GA GOP Leaders about RNC Chair Vote

We have received numerous requests from readers asking how they can get in contact with our GA GOP Chairman David Shafer, our GA National Committeeman Jason Thompson, and our GA National Committeewoman Ginger Howard about the vote for RNC Chair. These three people represent us Republicans from Georgia on the Republican National Committee and they will soon be voting on who should be the RNC Chair for the country.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel

Many believe that the current RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (niece to Mitt Romney) is largely to blame for the overall poor Republican performance across the country in the last general election. Today our National Committeeman Jason Thompson announced he would be voting for Harmeet Dhillon (a Republican Assembly member) to replace her. The other two representatives of the GA GOP have signaled that they are still undecided.

If you would like to contact these three representatives about the pending vote to elect RNC Chair, click the email link for each of their names below:

Kemp at Davos

Kemp at Davos

If you portray yourself as a Globalist Republican with few conservative principles and you tell the folks at home on a Zoom meeting that you gave “them the Business,” the World Economic Forum (WEF) will “pat you on the head.”

Governor Kemp at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Governor Brian Kemp’s question at the forum: “In the last elections, you were very clearly elected, and the candidates that did not win were ‘election deniers,’ have you got any perceptions here regarding what’s the difference?” Kemp’s responses were about business climate, secure the border, and the Inflation Reduction Act, but nothing about election integrity.  The WEF got what they were looking for when Kemp, in essence, said “election deniers can’t win in Davos’ New World Order.”

In contrast, when President Donald Trump attended Davos before the election of 2020, his message to the World Economic Forum was: “A Nation’s highest duty is to its citizens. A pro-worker, pro-family agenda demonstrates how a nation can thrive.” “But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom.” “These alarmists always demand the same thing – ABSOLUTE POWER. To dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives.”  

Klaus Schwab, founder of the WEF, stated “We have to prepare for a more angry world……” and “What we are very proud of is that we have penetrated the cabinets. . .”  

Check out the other invitees to 2023 World Economic Forum. We don’t see any America First leaders on this roster. There are a few Globalist Republicans here, but no Populist Republicans nor Grassroots Republicans, nor Nationalist Republicans, nor Conservative Republicans, just Elite Republicans who want to do business with CCP and WEF and Multinational Corporations who care not for America’s citizens. 

Brian Kemp, Daniel Issa, Joe Manchin, Samantha Power, John Kerry, Gretchen Whitmer, and Christopher Wray, Director of FBI, . . . hmmmm?  The last time the World Economic Forum invited a governor from Georgia was in 1970’s – Governor Jimmy Carter. And do you know how many of his cabinet positions were WEF members. There were ten of them, especially Zbigniew Brzezinski, father of Mika.  

Underway: Coalition to End Abortion in GA

Underway: Coalition to End Abortion in GA

Click to watch this video trailer providing a glimpse at the pro-life battle coming this legislative session in Georgia.

The Georgians Ending Abortion coalition has grown: Now Apologia, End Abortion Now, and other groups are adding their strength to the effort to advance legislation in Georgia that would provide Equal Protection for all of the preborn.

Jeff Durbin with Apologia

The above video tells the tragic story about how legislation last year in Louisiana that would have saved the lives all of the preborn was thwarted—not by pro-aborts—but by the pseudo-prolife community in bed with the political Establishment. Some of those who contributed to thwarting that life-saving legislation were people and organizations from right here in Georgia. Now the battle is coming to Georgia. See the video to get a preview of what we can expect.

The GRA is committed to stand with our partners in the coming legislative session to protect the lives of all preborn babies.

We ask for your prayers and support in the effort. We would encourage your families, churches, and communities to help support the coming legislation.

As you prayerfully consider your end-of-the-year tax-deductible giving, we would recommend that you donate to one of our non-profit partner organizations in this effort. Although the GRA is not a 501(c)3, you can give to Georgia Right to LifeApologia, and End Abortion Now— all organizations working unapologetically to provide 100% Equal Protection to all the preborn with zero eugenics! We know that they will put your donation dollars to good use.

S.O.S.: “Save Our State” from Our S.o.S!

S.O.S.: “Save Our State” from Our S.o.S!

One might be surprised that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is echoing our calls to see the Republican-controlled Georgia General Assembly go back to the drawing board and pass meaningful election integrity reform. Except that Raffensperger wants to run backwards in his recommended policy suggestions.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Specifically, the Secretary of State is urging the state legislature to put an end to runoff elections and instead adopt rank-choice voting. Since many of us are still skeptical that in an election system that he controls Raffensperger genuinely beat Congressman Jody Hice in the Republican Primary without a runoff, we understand why Raffensperger doesn’t like runoffs, but this is not the kind of election reform we had in mind. The Secretary of State also only narrowly won election to his position after a runoff with Democrat John Barrow in 2018.

However, rank-choice voting has demonstrated itself to be a disaster for small-government conservatives pretty much wherever it’s been tried around the country. If the greatest weakness of primaries and general elections is that they prey upon ignorance, ranked choice voting exacerbates that problem.

Sarah Palin & Senator Tom Cotton

It’s no coincidence that the most liberal states like California, Hawaii, and New York have pioneered rank choice voting. Former Governor Sarah Palin twice this year lost a Congressional race to a Democrat in Alaska’s rank choice voting system. “Ranked-choice voting is a scam to rig elections,” U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeted. “60% of Alaska voters voted for a Republican, but thanks to a convoluted process and ballot exhaustion—which disenfranchises voters—a Democrat ‘won.’”

Instead of passing any kind of rank choice system, the Georgia General Assembly should do what they should have done with the much derided S.B. 202. Namely:

First, they should get rid of all absentee drop boxes. Any persons who come in to submit a ballot prior to Election Day (if allowed at all) should only be able to submit such a ballot for themselves, and should have to show their photo I.D. to elections personnel to prove they are really only voting on their own behalf and that they personally are of a sound mind.

Rather than getting rid of absentee drop boxes, the state legislature under Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan‘s guidance actually increasedthe number of drop boxes—requiring one per county! Only the state of Texas has more counties than Georgia.

Second, they should get rid of the “QR-code” on the Dominion Voting machine ballot printouts. Anything in the digital elections system that could conceivably open up the system for possibly difficult to detect computer alterations should be avoided for obvious reasons. There are many other states that use the Dominion Voting system, but have opted to not use this part of their system. Why should we?

Honestly, we would not be heartbroken if Georgia got rid of the Dominion Voting system altogether. Whatever it was supposed to do to make elections more efficient or trustworthy has clearly failed. It now takes just as long, if not longer, to report outcomes, and now parties on both sides complain about treachery more than ever before.

Humorous satire from FreedomToons

Third, no county in Georgia should report their numbers from Election Day until all counties have a final tally ready to present simultaneously. This is a simple matter of “keeping” honest election boards honest (yes, we’re talking about you, Fulton & DeKalb).

Fourth, any window for early voting should be shrunk. The policy of Georgia elections should be to maximize the number of people who vote actually on Election Day.

Ideally, we should all vote only on Election Day. That’s why it’s called “Election Day” and not “Election Month.” Both the state and federal government should make Election Day a holiday to encourage all businesses to give their employees the day off to go vote. We should make it normative for people to only vote on Election Day.

Anyone who might be granted an exception to the rule of only voting on Election Day should have the burden of proof on them that they have a special situation that merits such an exception. (Even then, a regular citizen should be allowed to vote no more than a week early.) Serving in the military would be such an exception. Having a mental incapacity would definitely not.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Raffensperger wants large counties to open up more locations for early voting. That suggestion would only encourage more people to vote early rather than on Election Day. This is counterproductive because the whole point of election integrity reform is to increase the trustworthiness of the final reported election outcome, but longer windows for voting only provides cheaters with more opportunities to cheat and ballot harvest.

Seriously, you’d think Raffensperger was being fed these bad ideas from the Democrats themselves.

Magic: It’s all about misdirection!

Even so, this week Secretary of State Raffensperger has been conducting “random” ballot counts around the state in 137 counties to try to demonstrate that the current system can be trusted. Of course, no once suspects that the particular batches of ballots selected for counting were not hand-selected in advance specifically because those particular batches were safe from having any evidence of fraud. One has to wonder if this is little more than an elaborate magic show where the illusionist knows the trick to the art of magic is that “it’s all about misdirection!”

If you want greater election integrity and transparency, let your voice be heard!  Contact your State House representatives with their information from this web site, and for the State Senate get their information at this web site. To contact the Secretary of State, go to this web site. If we don’t speak up, if YOU don’t speak up, nothing will change. You can also add your name to the petition below from our endorsed State Senator Colton Moore (R-District 53) to express your opposition to Raffensperger’s proposal for rank-choice voting.

Click to sign the petition.

President Joe Biden Signs the [Dis]Respect for Marriage Act

President Joe Biden Signs the [Dis]Respect for Marriage Act

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably have seen reports that Democrat President Joe Biden this week signed the notorious “[Dis]Respect for Marriage Act.” The legislation would not have passed the U.S. Senate without the support of twelve RINO Republicans, including the usual suspects Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill also received support from 39 so-called “Republicans” in the U.S. House, including from out-going Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming).

President Biden signed the legislation at a White House ceremony to which drag queens were invited and attended.

However, did you know that marriage predates civil government? The institution of one man and one woman for life is the core building block of society and was created several generations before God instituted civil government. (See Genesis 2 & Genesis 9.) Therefore, the idea of civil government redefining marriage is kind of like a child renaming his mother and is just as absurd as Congress passing a law attempting to redefine gravity.

Those who, as our Founding Fathers, recognize that the source of law is “the laws of nature and of nature’s God” are outraged by this attack that actually destroys marriage, harms children, and threatens religious liberty.

The founding fathers

In the past, advocates for unnatural forms of unions have exclaimed the mantra “live and let live,” but as this movement continues its political shift, it has become clear their real objective is to use the coercive power of the state to force people to pretend like there is nothing unscientific, immoral, or damaging about this behavior in society and to force them to participate in it.

Furthermore, they still have further to go. In the President’s speech, he said this bill was only one “step” toward further goals.

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Key Wins Vindicate Stalwart Republican Fighters!

Key Wins Vindicate Stalwart Republican Fighters!

Although several races are still unresolved, true conservatives had some prominent victories to celebrate after last night’s election.

The biggest win was Governor Ron DeSantis‘ sweeping a 59.4% win in Florida over Democrat Charlie Crist. If you watched the gubernatorial debate between DeSantis and Crist, you saw how vicious and numerous Crist’s attacks were against DeSantis on every issue near to the heart of liberals. For example, Crist accused DeSantis of wanting to take away women’s “choice in healthcare” for abortion while simultaneously saying he believed “in science” and thus in keeping the state in lockdown and forcing vaccine mandates and mask mandates. Crist said he unlike DeSantis believed in exposing children to drag queens and indoctrinating children in trans nonsense which encourages them to mutilate their bodies before they can appreciate the long-term impact. Yadayadayada.

But the Democrat’s agenda at war with reality was resoundingly rejected in the person of Ron DeSantis last night. DeSantis is not a Republican afraid of controversy and of advancing the GOP platform principles. He is not afraid to fight the culture war. He won the Hispanic vote, he won Miami Dade County for the first time for the GOP in virtually two decades, and he effectively made Florida no longer a swing state but a solid red state with the trickle-down impact of his candidacy’s coat-tails for other Republican races in the state.

Abrams & Kemp

In Georgia, our incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, who hasn’t been as strident as DeSantis, but who was at least courageous enough to also re-open our state at the height of the COVID lockdowns and pass Constitutional Carry, also won a firm victory of 53.4% to 45.8% against radical liberal Stacey Abrams. Sadly, however, Kemp’s win did not help down-ballot races in Georgia the same way DeSantis did in Florida. As a result, Herschel Walker is headed to a runoff with Democrat Raphael Warnock on December 6th.

The GRA saw many wins for our endorsed candidates across the ballot. Among the victories, our endorsed candidate for 14th Congressional District Marjorie Taylor Greene won with 65.88% of the vote, and our endorsed candidate Bruce Thompson won his race for Labor Commissioner with 52.11 percent. In the State House, our endorsed candidates Mitchell Horner (District 3), Charlice Byrd (District 20), Jordan Ridley (District 22), and David Clarke (District 100) had strong wins. Although our endorsed candidate and attorney Catherine Bernard did not win in her race in the liberal heart of DeKalb County, she ran an admirable campaign that forced the Democrats to sweat and spend resources in a district that many other Republicans would write-off.

Burt Jones & family

In the State Senate, our three endorsed candidates won their races, including Colton Moore (District 53). State Senator Burt Jones won election with over 2 million votes as the new Lieutenant Governor, replacing the lousy Geoff Duncan.

These developments, combined with Speaker David Ralston‘s announced resignation as Speaker of the State House, means that the Georgia General Assembly could be moving in a much more conservative direction next year, more friendly to advancing the concerns of the grassroots.

Republican State House Caucus to Vote on Ralston’s Replacement as Speaker on Monday, November 14th

Republican State House Caucus to Vote on Ralston’s Replacement as Speaker on Monday, November 14th

Things move fast when it comes to finding a candidate to replace arguably the most powerful politician in Georgia politics. But he won’t be chosen by registered voters in the general public. The State House Republican Caucus plans to meet to conduct a secret ballot vote on who to elect as the new Speaker of the House in five days on Monday, November 14th. Over the last week, two State House candidates have emerged to promote their candidacy for Speaker of the House.

Rep. Jon Burns

Word has it Speaker Ralston is favoring State Rep. Jon Burns (District 159) from Newington, which is reason enough for grassroots Republicans to oppose his candidacy for Speaker. We do not want a new Speaker who will run things like Ralston or who will be his puppet and continue to attack and primary fellow conservative Republicans. Besides this, Jon Burns has a legislative vote scorecard of 43%, which is a D rating. Tell your State House Republican Representative: “We do not want to get Burned!”

Another candidate under consideration is State Rep. Barry Fleming (District 121) from Harlem. Fleming’s legislative vote scorecard, however, is only marginally better with a score of “48,” which is still a D.

Rep. Barry Fleming

Fleming’s previous voting record leans serious doubt as to whether or not he will be anywhere near conservative enough for the speakership.

Both of these candidates voted in favor of the terrible original version of Speaker David Ralston’s “Mental Health Parity” legislation last session. Surely the Republican Caucus in the State House can find someone better to succeed David Ralston as Speaker of the House! 🤷‍♂️

We urge you to call your Republican Representative in the Georgia State House and encourage them to vote for a Speaker who will allow legislation promoting issues that will advance the Republican Party platform, to make it to the House floor for a debate and vote. A Speaker who will not try to attack and shoot down his fellow Republicans when they work to advance the GOP principles.

Speaker Ralston Announces He’s Stepping Down as Speaker of the House

Speaker Ralston Announces He’s Stepping Down as Speaker of the House

We have a confession to make. 

We are not sad to receive the news about David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) resigning from serving as the Speaker of the Georgia State House of Representatives. We are notgoing to miss him.

Yes, the current Speaker of the GA House David Ralston announced Friday that he would not be seeking re-election as Speaker when the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes in January for the next legislative session. Of course, the bulk of our endorsed State House candidates who won their Republican primaries had already pledged to not vote to re-elect him anyways. When you combine that fact with how much the Republican majority in the State House has shrunk — particularly given how Ralston redistricted some of the most conservative represenatives into Democrat districts — Ralston’s chances of getting re-elected have become tenuous.

But Speaker Ralston cited health concerns, about which rumors have been spreading for months. We take no pleasure in Ralston’s bad health, but we do rejoice in the Lord for providentially using such an illness to rescue us all from Ralston’s reign of tyranny over the last decade. We confess that we are unapologetic in making that statement.

We won’t delineate again right now the long list of grievances against Ralston that have accumulated over his tenure as Speaker. It would take too much time. But he will answer to God. Most of you probably haven’t forgotten at least the highlights. Suffice it to say, most of the Republican principles Ralston has obstructed advancing over the years have been conducted in the following ways:

  • Block good legislation with grassroots support from ever getting out of committee so as not to embarrass your fellow RINOs when they vote against it. Tell your committee chairmen to never let the bill see the light of day or else they will lose their chairmanships!
  • Lay it on heavy if any Republican does not support your pet legislation. Tell them you’ll take away all their preferred committee assignments, put them in the office overlooking the dumpster, and move their assigned parking space to the compact one in-between the two giant pillars at the farthest end of the parking deck, etc.
  • Raise up RINOs to primary any principled Republican who dares to cross you. Call upon your committee chairmen to each make a considerable campaign contribution to the troublemaker’s RINO primary opponent and hire consultants to assist in stomping the little twerp into the ground!

Now any professed Republican legislator who allows himself to be intimidated from serving the well-being of his constituents and doing what is morally right before God due to these tactics is also arguably at fault. Few have been willing to confront Ralston — but the few who have been were GRA-endorsed state legislators!

Speaker David Ralston

Nevertheless, when our representatives in the Republican Caucus of the Georgia State House of Representatives meet after the election to decide who they will elect to succeed Ralston, they should look for a candidate who will not follow in Ralston’s example in these key misbehaviors.

We urge you to contact your Republican State Representative and urge them to vote for a new Speaker who will not obstruct Republican principles as David Ralston has!

The next Republican Speaker of the House in Georgia should at least allow legislation with popular grassroot’s support to run through the legislative course and make it to the House floor for debate and a vote. Regardless of whether the legislation is over securing gun rights, saving preborn babies from abortion murder, enacting realelection integrity reform—or anything else!

Recommendations on Ballot State Constitutional Amendments

Recommendations on Ballot State Constitutional Amendments

Beyond voting on candidates for civil government office from U.S. Senate, to the Governor, to state legislators, and local officeholders and judges, people going to vote for the general election will be presented with ballot questions on some significant proposed state constitutional amendments.

The SEGRA chapter has done research on the top proposed state constitutional amendments and offers the following recommendations:

NO, NO, NO AND MORE NO’SON ALL THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND ISSUES.  HERE’S WHY:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

1.  You get no salary following a felony indictment if you are one of these guys:   Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State School Superintendent, Commissioners of Insurance, Agriculture, Labor, or any member of the general assembly 

Vote:  NO!

  • Innocent until proven guilty
  • Makes it harder to fight the charges and prove innocence, since you have no income. Also, you can’t support your family.   
  • Most importantly, Republicans are being targeted with lawfare, making this a dangerous amendment

2.  Gives big powers to grant temporary tax relief after disasters to:  County governments, city governments and the boards of education of each school system.

Vote:  NO!

  • Confers power; not relief
  • Any tax relief means shifting the burden somewhere else; onto someone else
  • Picking winners and losers
  • Vague:  we don’t know how this will be implemented
  • Why is this elevated to a Constitutional Amendment – this power will never go away
  • Why are school boards allowed to make these decisions 
  • Anytime politicians talk about a measure in terms of “breaks my heart” and “love they neighbor”….I’m suspicious!

STATEWIDE REFERENDUMS

Note:  ad valorem taxes are generally levied on real estate and major personal property like cars, boats, big equipment. Ad Valorem taxes are typically a major, if not the major, revenue source to both state and municipal government.  

1.  Exempt certain timber production, reforestation and harvesting equipment from the ad valorem tax.

Vote:  NO!

  • Why is this on the ballot?  It seems to me it’s there likely because the timber industry has a strong lobby in Atlanta.
  • You don’t get an exemption on your home, your car or your boat.  
  • Vote no for special interest exemptions

2. More exemptions!  This time expanding exemptions that now apply to family farms for farming equipment and certain products.  The exempt products would now include eggs and dairy products.  Instead of just applying to family farms, these exemptions would now include owners of multiple farms. 

Vote:  NO

  • Again, family farms are already getting a number of tax breaks, why add more breaks?
  • Maybe there is reason to help the individual family farm, but why extend this to owners of multiple farms/big conglomerates?

Special Election Questions

1.  TSPLOST – 1% Transportation Special Sales Tax.  Adds up to $420M over five years. 

Vote:  No!

  • The SPLOST which is a popular revenue source generated some $1.5 billion since it began back in 1985 – it has been passed over and over again ever since.  Chatham County has used 73% of this $1.5 billion for roads and drainage.
  • The 1% for SPLOST is still a part of our 7% sales tax.
  • What have they done with the money pouring in for roads and drainage? It is still pouring in.  I think this needs to be explained.
  • Not only that, but sales tax is considered regressive, which means it hits low income households harder than higher-income households.  
  • Now, with Biden’s inflation (commonly referred to as Build Back Bloated), is not the time to increase the burden of making ends meet.

2.  Taking money from Eisenhower improvements and using it to develop a big plan for improvements to county storm water drainage.

Vote:  No!

  • Why do we need to pay for a plan?  Drainage is part of the SPLOSH expenditures.  Remember, the $1.5 billion dollars and the continuing 1% SPLOST income which is currently part of our sales tax.  The majority spent on roads and drainage. Where did that go? And where is it continuing to go?
  • We’ve spent all that money on drainage during the past 37 years and now…..we need a plan!!???