It’s time to tell Gov. Deal we oppose the proposed city of Eagle’s Landing.
Senate Bills 262 and 263 have passed the legislature and sit on the governor’s desk for him to sign. We need him to veto them!
Gov. Nathan Deal: 404-656-1776
Senate Bills 262 and 263 haven’t gotten a lot of attention this legislative session, unless you live near south Atlanta. If the governor signs them, they would create a new city called Eagle’s Landing out of Stockbridge, against the will of many of the people who live there.
Eagle’s Landing would include the main economic corridor for the town, destroying Stockbridge’s tax base and severely harming the city’s ability to provide services to its residents. Stockbridge is a majority Black city. Eagle’s Landing wouldn’t be. The latter would also have an average income double that of Stockbridge. And the residents of Stockbridge who don’t live in the area for which the new city is proposed don’t even get to vote on it!
These bills are a land grab, a power grab and a money grab. You can read more about the legislation here.
Personalized calls are more effective than multiple calls reading the same script, so express your personal feelings frankly! Here is an example script that you can build off of or use:
I’m calling today to ask the governor to veto Senate Bills 262 and 263, which would create the city of Eagle’s Landing out of the city of Stockbridge. Not only do these bills destroy Stockbridge’s tax base, but they also dilute Black voting power. These bills are a dangerous precedent for the process of creating cities.
Thank you for the chance to share my concerns.
Feel free to modify the script, depending on whom you’re calling.
Please call Gov. Deal TODAY.
TELL HIM: Veto Eagle’s Landing!
Thanks for caring,
Legislative Action Network
Athens for Everyone
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