CGAT Group To Begin Campaign To Try To Defeat Domestic Partner Ordinance In Referendum

Monday, April 14, 2014

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.


Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here are upcoming City Council agendas: Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Chairman Henderson). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. “Proclamation – East Hamilton Middle-High School student Madison Hayes, 12 year old Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run National Competition” By Councilman ... (click for more)

2 Students Arrested At Bradley County High School After Routine Drug Search

A routine drug search was conducted Friday at Bradley Central High School. The search was coordinated by Lieutenant Julie Quinn of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Department. Assistance was provided by the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department and the 10 th  Judicial Drug Task Force. Five canines were used in the search.  “I appreciate the cooperation from Sheriff Watson ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here - And Response (2)

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quick! Arm Our Guards

When I learned last Wednesday that Chattanooga’s leading hospital, in a ridiculous attempt to be more “family friendly,” planned to disarm its security guards. I was aghast but decided to wait for the proper “incident” to illustrate how stupid members of our “free thought society” can sometimes be. It took exactly one week. A bit after midnight on Thursday morning a gunman appeared ... (click for more)

Baylor Must Contend With MBA's Chandler In DII-AA Semis

If there is one thing different about Friday’s TSSAA Division II-AA semifinal playoff game between Baylor and Montgomery Bell Academy at Tommy Owen Stadium in Nashville from the teams’ regular-season matchup, Red Raiders coach Phil Massey knows exactly what it is. Or, well, who it is. It’s Ty Chandler. Chandler, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore running back, has added ... (click for more)

McCallie's Gordon Connell - a New Wrestling Venture

Saturday morning in Cleveland when five rookie wrestling officials from the Chattanooga area take to the mats to call matches for the season opening middle school tournament at Ocoee Middle School, it will be easy to pick out the one who, at first observation, doesn't belong. Or does he? With lots of gray hair and years of coaching experience, former ... (click for more)