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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Robb Pitts to General Assembly: Gambling should be people's decision

According to an email from the man himself, Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts last week sent a letter to the state lawmakers urging them to allow Georgians the right to vote whether they want gambling casinos in their communities. Pitts is a leading proponent of bringing them to downtown.

Pasted below you'll find his plea. The all caps and bold type are a nice touch. That always helps me get my point across in AOL chatrooms.

December 4, 2008

Dear Legislator:

The financial condition of the national economy is severely impacting our local economy in ways we never dreamed possible even a year ago.

The unemployment rate in Georgia is at an all time high (7%), and our constituents should be able to depend on us to think of ways to create jobs and boost the economy. It is clear to me, in 2009, seeking new sources of revenue and creating jobs are key to moving our economy forward.

We, as elected officials, cannot just sit back and wait for things to get better. We must lead with foresight instead of hindsight. You, as a member of the Georgia General Assembly, can make a difference. Let’s be courageous and allow the citizens of Georgia to vote the issue of legalizing CASINO GAMBLING up or down!

Once again, please, LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE!

Sincerely,

Robb Pitts

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