By David Wilkerson
Georgia State Representative for Cobb
It is going to be a close election on Tuesday, and we need your help.
Those of us fighting for our children in public schools are voting no on Amendment 1. We need you to join us.
The leading group pushing this amendment, chaired by Republican State Rep. Edward Lindsey, has raised $2 million—almost all from out-of-state interests. Rep. Lindsey serves as a leader of the Republicans in the state House, but is running deceptive commercials on black radio implying President Obama supports this amendment.
The president supports charter schools, but this amendment is neither about charter schools, nor school choice. It is about money and giving Gov. Nathan Deal the power to create state-controlled schools in our community.
Yesterday the Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta joined the list of those opposing Amendment 1 on the ballot. The Atlanta Tea Party has also come out against this takeover.
These very different groups join the list of Democrats, Republicans and Independents fighting the creation of a million-dollar government agency controlled by a few folks in Atlanta.
Vote NO on Amendment 1. A NO vote is a vote for public education and a vote for locally parent-controlled charter schools.