Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Referendum? Bring it on!

A new open Facebook group page -- Referendum? Bring it on! -- has just been set up to focus on the local baseball stadium referendum issue and bring attention to it.

Although only Richmonders could vote in the proposed referendum, anyone can join this Facebook group. It's wide open. So this is a chance for everyone in the metro area to participate in this timely celebration of freedom of speech. To visit/join click here.

The group’s collective statement is as follows:
While our reasons vary, the members of this Facebook group stand united in our opposition to building a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom. After 10 years of studies, campaigns and debates concerning such a project, we now call upon Richmond’s City Council to allow the city’s voters to weigh in on the discussion by way of an advisory referendum on November 5, 2013. We are not afraid of democracy.
On Monday, July 8, City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to allow Richmond voters to have a say in this matter. So there's no time to lose in this attempt to rally around this call for direct democracy.

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