Jackson Citizens Tax Themselves for Infrastructure Repairs; Working Together Jackson Credited with 'Heavy Lifting'

At a press conference less than three months before a critical city-wide vote, leaders of Working Together Jackson publicly endorsed the proposed 1% sales tax earmarked for infrastructure repairs across Jackson. The weekend before the vote, leaders reached as many as 1,200 voters by phone. Of those, about 1,000 pledged their support. And on election day, some 90% of voters supported the new tax, far surpassing the most hopeful of predictions. The Clarion Ledger credited Working Together Jackson with doing the "heavy lifting" of educating and turning out voters to pass this important initiative.

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