Monday, November 29, 2010

PA Town Thwarts GEO Proposal

As I mentioned before, a proposal for a GEO Group facility in Upper Mount Bethel Township, PA was crushed by local opposition about three weeks ago, which I have been more than negligent in writing about.  I'll keep it brief, but I want to congratulate everyone who came out against the facility for their hard work, especially the community organizers who were able to not only get the word out about the facility, but were also able to get folks worked up enough that they turned out in droves for a community meeting to voice their displeasure, which led to the council voting down the proposal.  The work you all did was a fantastic example of how strong people can be when they work together for the common good.  Bravo!

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