Residents urged to vote against liquor referendum

Posted 10/7/18

To The Editor:A local resident has taken it upon himself to get a petition signed to allow the creation of liquor package stores in the city of Cleveland. I want you to vote NOT to permit liquor …

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Residents urged to vote against liquor referendum

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To The Editor:

A local resident has taken it upon himself to get a petition signed to allow the creation of liquor package stores in the city of Cleveland. I want you to vote NOT to permit liquor package stores in the upcoming election.

The vote for that will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, of this year. The referendum will allow the creation of liquor package stores to sell full bottles of vodka, whiskey and other items of strong drink.

The referendum will say: "Not To Permit Retail Package Stores To Sell Alcoholic Beverages In The City Of Cleveland." Select that option.

In dollars and cents, exactly how much will the increase in tax revenue be? On $1,000,000 in gross sales, the city only gets an estimated $13,750. That will nowhere near make up for pain and suffering that it will cause.

Little kids will go hungry because their parents bought strong drink instead of food for the table. Do you want that? According to one source, when a drinker stops drinking, they save an average of $3,000 to $10,000 a year. That's a lot of strong drink!

Can I ask you a question? Do you want more information? Do you want to get involved? Are you registered to vote? There is a website that has been set for this purpose! It is VoteNotToPermit.com. Go there and sign up for the free weekly newsletter. Download flyers to hand out at your church. Do something! And vote not to permit liquor package stores!

— Brian Thompson

Cleveland


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