POSTED: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 3:58pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Several hundred people are expected to attend the first Public Assembly of the Better Together Campaign, a citizen-led movement to oppose the St. George incorporation.
The Assembly will take place on Tuesday, February 4th, 6:30 - 8pm, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, 70816.
This event was rescheduled from last Tuesday due to the freezing weather.
"The silent majority on this issue has been silent for too long," said Kathleen Randall, a resident of the proposed breakaway area and a leader in the effort. "It is time for us do the work we need to do to hold this city-parish together."
The Better Together campaign started organizing just a few weeks ago, under the leadership of Residents Against the Breakaway, a newly incorporated non-profit organization.
Already, the campaign has a Facebook page with more than 3,200 followers, a website with information about the effects of the breakaway, and hundreds of grassroots leaders who are dedicated to holding the city-parish together.
The February 4th event will include the debut of a new public information presentation about the effects the St. George incorporation would have on the local economy, taxes, public services, and schools.
The assembly will also launch a grassroots strategy of action to oppose the breakaway effort.
People planning to attend the February event can RSVP at www.bettertogetherbr.org , where they also can request a Better Together yard sign.
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