Citizens for Government Accountability & Transparency (CGAT) president Mark West said the group will hold a press conference Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. "to announce the official launch of the campaign to oppose the highly unpopular domestic partnership ordinance that drew such opposition just a few months ago."
The press conference will be held at the campaign headquarters at 5962 Brainerd Road.
Mr. West said, "Various community leaders and elected officials will be present to support the Referendum Campaign launch and to express their opposition to the domestic partner ordinance.
“The people of Chattanooga will have an opportunity on Aug. 7 to reject the City Council’s proposed domestic partner ordinance that would extend taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits to the non-employee girlfriends and boyfriends of city employees. Whether a person is guided by their Faith, committed to fiscal responsibility, or concerned over fairness issues, their view will only count if expressed at the polls in August.”
He said Citizens for Government Accountability and Transparency "led the effort in November 2013 to give the voters the right to decide the fate of the domestic partner ordinance via a Referendum."
For more information citizens are encouraged to go to www.ItsYourVoteTN.com to receive ongoing updates about the campaign. They may also contact CGAT at 423-499-1284.
Citizens for Government Accountability & Transparency is a Political Action Committee dedicated to promoting and supporting limited government, fiscal conservatism and free markets by pursuing the values and principles embodied within the US and TN Constitutions.