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VOTE YES FOR PROP A Advocacy Campaign Rally Held

Speakers _Transforming Dallas Committee
Speaking during the rally: Dupree Scovell, Transforming Dallas Steering Committee; Brian Luallen, CEO Fair Park First; Rev. Lelious A. Johnson, Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church; Maria Mendez, VP, CIGNA and Visit Dallas Board Member; Fred Conwright, Owner, Two Podners Restaurant; Councilmember Gay Donnell Willis; Dr. Jerry Christian, Senior Pastor, Kirkwood Temple; Venton Jones, CEO, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network; Matt Garcia, Dallas Regional Chamber; Rebecca Acuna, Member of Transforming Dallas Steering Committee; and Mark Walker Jr., Owner -Walker Auto Body & Frame Shop (speaking)

Community leaders and organizations and Dallas residents participated in a community advocacy campaign rally in support of VOTE YES FOR PROP A on Thursday at Two Podners Restaurant, 1441 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas 75210.

Speakers showed their support for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalize and expand two of Dallas’ biggest attractions for travel and tourism, Fair Park and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, when residents cast their ballots November 8th for the $1.5 billion initiative.

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Rebecca Acuna, Member of Transforming Dallas Steering Committee; Rev. Lelious A. Johnson, Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church; Fred Conwright, Owner, Two Podners Restaurant; Jimmy Gaston, Chairman, Black Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Jerry Christian, Senior Pastor, Kirkwood Temple; Maria Mendez, VP, CIGNA and Visit Dallas Board Member; Venton Jones, CEO, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network

The ballot measure known as Proposition A asks citizens to vote FOR a 2% increase in the Hotel Occupancy Tax, which is paid by overnight visitors to Dallas hotels and motels. Known as the “tourist tax,” it will repay the bonds for the renovations. This means no increase in property or sales tax for Dallas residents will occur.

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