UPDATE: This entry was posted during the 2010 campaign and has apparently led to some confusion. In 2010, I couldn’t find out where to get a sign. This time around, it’s easy: Just go down to the “Vote Yes” office and pick one up. Here’s a link which provides the location of the “Vote Yes” office.
Several recent news articles mention the names of the two organizations engaged in battle regarding Hartselle’s upcoming vote on alcohol. The good guys are Hartselle Citizens for Economic Development.
The nanny-statist nefarious evil-doers are called Families for a Safe Hartselle, and I’ve already received a mailer from them ordering this Army veteran of over ten years to vote “no” on my individual right to pick up some beer for the game at the local gas station or order a glass of wine with my dinner.
Several articles indicate that the guys in the black hats are (just like in 2002) raising significantly more money than the guys in the white hats. From WHNT:
Johnson’s [evil] group has raised over $6,000 to fight alcohol sales. Some of that money has been spent on signs showing people how they don’t want their city to look.
Thompson’s [good] group has less than $1,000. They are still working to get signs up.
My problem is that I don’t know how to contact the Hartselle Citizens for Economic Development. None of the local news I’ve seen has provided any contact information, they don’t have an Internet presence and the few telephone numbers other people have provided me didn’t lead to any success. I’d like to give them some money, and I know other people who might, as well. I’d also like to put a sign in my yard and I’m sure most of my friends and family members in Hartselle will wish to do the same.
If anyone knows how to get in contact with these good folks, please e-mail me or leave a comment below.