It’s gonna take an Internet to save Jekyll Island from the nasty grasp of the kinda developers we, ahem, grow here in Georgia. They might as well pave it all over this weekend unless people intent on preserving even one sea oat can move beyond bulky bumpersticker slogans and into 21st century communicating methods. From Political Insider:
This ad will be appearing in the AJC and other newspapers across the state sometime this week, lamenting the defeat of three bills by state Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) that would have “prohibited development along the park’s remaining beachfront and promoted Jekyll Island’s affordability for average citizens.”
The ad offers up names and phone numbers of the Senate Economic Development Committee, whose members voted down the legislation last Thursday.
Continues the ad: “If you are among the thousands of Georgians who are angry because their wishes for Jekyll were discounted by Sen. [Chip] Pearson’s committee, hold on to that anger for 244 days.”
David Egan, leader of Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island, said the group will be churning out bumper-stickers, too — “Remember in November Who Killed the Jekyll Bills.”
HINT: Newspaper ads make great cat box liners. Facebook and a blog are great (FREE) places to start that social media ball rolling.