March 25th, 2009

we can't teach what we don't know
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Truth iN Taxation Press Release

Yesterday 5 members of the Prince George's County Council (Tom Dernoga, Eric Olson, Tony Knotts, Ingrid Turner, Andrea Harrison) voted for their constituents and against taxpayer funding of DC United Soccer stadium by voting down HB1282 (original and amended). These members are to be congratulated for their courage and foresight in defining the cost and risk to taxpayers of funding a stadium in this economic climate. (See Washington Post Article)

Melony Griffith, Chair, House PG Delegation and Marilynn Bland, Chair, PG County Council, with total arrogance and disregard for their own council members and constituents, have indicated that the actions of these courageous council members make little difference to the effort and that they will continue to fight for the stadium.

Every person in Prince George's County who doesn't want to fund a stadium needs to call or email Ms. Griffith / Ms Bland and let their wishes be known. Please pass this message on to as many lists as you can. We will continue to lobby the House Appropriations Committee, (Norman Conway, Chair; James Proctor, Vice Chair) on this issue as HB1282 has little chance of progressing if the majority of the Prince George's County Council has turned it down!

Griffith, Melony G.
Legis. Dist. 25 (D)
Prince George's Co.
APP
207 House Office Bldg.
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

301-858-3557
melony.griffith@house.state.md.us

The Honorable Marilynn M. Bland
Chairperson, Prince George's County Council
District 9, Democrat
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
County Council
2nd Floor
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Tel: (301) 952-3820
Fax: (301) 952-5275
mmbland@co.pg.md.us