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9/9/08

Organized Opposition To Packaged Alcohol Sales in Lubbock

It is the first sign of truly "organized" protest against the possibility of alcohol sales in Lubbock, just in case the issue goes to an election.

Last week, we told you about the political action committee "Let Lubbock Vote." Its goal is to get enough signatures to put the alcohol issue on a ballot. But for the first time, a group opposed to the legalization of packaged alcohol sales in Lubbock gets organized with the hopes it can garner enough support so that won't happen.

This group of organized opposition is in the very early stages. So much so, it doesn't even have a name yet, but it does have a purpose: put a stop to packaged alcohol sales in Lubbock before it even goes to a vote.

The group meets Wednesday morning with three main goals in mind:

  • Get organized
  • Declare who they are
  • Begin to develop a strategy

Larry Jones, the director of missions with the Lubbock Area Baptist Association, is leading the effort.

"This is a function of concerned citizens, and it is for people of any faith, it's for people who have no faith, it's for people who just want what is best for the city of Lubbock and those are the citizens and that's who we are," Jones said. "We're just going to be up for suggestions, nominations, we'll just get organized and then of course we're going to develop a strategy so we'll just talk about possibilities, so it's like a yellow pad meeting."

Jones says he believes there are many Lubbock residents concerned about what would happen if packaged alcohol was legalized including an increase in alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

Jones says anyone who shares their values is invited to the meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 9th at 10 a.m. in the basement of the Mahon Library, located at 1306 9th Street.

Jones adds this is not a meeting to debate the issues. Instead, the goal is to initiate an organization.

 

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