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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill.

The group will hold a rally tomorrow to gain support.

Josh fulton is one of the organizers of the petition and rally. He says he hopes people will come to the event so the petition will gain momentum.

“We’re hoping to have as many people who come to sign our petition,” Fulton said. “We only need 2,900 signatures for this thing to either get put in front of City Council or go to a public vote.”

Fulton says if they don’t get all the signatures at the event, they plan to go door to door.

They have changed the wording of the petition to include only the stadium and not other funding for entertainment projects.

The rally is tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. outside the Convention Center.

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4 Comments on "Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday"

2015 years 8 months ago

It is apparent that Mayor Saffo is completely out of touch with the wishes of the people.

Josh Fulton
2015 years 8 months ago

Any people who are interested in downloading the petition, getting their friends to sign it and getting it back to us can download them via http://www.facebook.com/nostadium and here:

Stadium petition:

Limiting city spending petition:

Increased transparency petition:

Wes J Henry Jr
2015 years 8 months ago

Please give us an e-mail we can respond to, some of us don’t use face book etc. Thanks , I do support the idea of “user pays” you want something for you, pay up!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

What a rabble of myopic losers.

I hope the Council discounts the uniformed Luddites tomorrow and in the future.

Why have a battle of wits with a bunch of unarmed persons?


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