Evansville Hotel Project Sparks Social Media Protest
Evansville, August 15, 2013: A new social media group has emerged in protest of the downtown Evansville hotel project. The group, calling itself “Citizens of Evansville against a Taxpayer Funded Hotel”, has drawn 250 followers in its first 36 hours and continues to grow rapidly.
The intent of this group is to spread awareness of the facts surrounding the proposed Convention Hotel and muster support in preparation for the September 9th Evansville City Council funding hearing. The group is also urging followers to show up to the Mayor’s four remaining public meetings to express their opposition.
“All we asking folks to do is to come out to these meetings, sign up to speak, and just give a very brief summary of their opposition,” said Brad Linzy, a group member.
The group is comprised private citizens who see a taxpayer funded hotel as a threat to existing business. “We are not opposed to a Convention Hotel per se,” said Phillip Schultz. “We are just against government taking taxes from one business to give away to a competitor.” The group is planning to use the group to organize a September 9th protest in front of the Evansville Civic Center.
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