UNF Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Tax Referendum

 
 
According to the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab, approximately 75% of Duval County registered voters support the proposed sales tax to save our schools. That support is reportedly the strongest among registered Democrats (86%) but still garnered 60% of the support of registered Republicans.

This support is, even more, telling given the public’s view on how the Jacksonville City Council is dealing with the issue. Voters indicated by a margin of 46% to 34% that they disapprove of the way the City Council is handling its job.

Although 2019-380 has been deferred, it can be brought to a vote by Council Members or Council President Aaron Bowman at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. We need to show up in force next Tuesday at the City Council meeting! Remember, our efforts are amplified over and over again when we raise our voices together. 
 
👇 Voting Yes on Defer Hurts Our Kids! 👇
 
 
Here are some facts on what Duval County Public Schools are facing:
  • DCPS has the oldest schools in the state
  • Costs $500,000 a month to patch maintenance issues
  • PRESENT: $243 million in unfunded repairs and maintenance backlog
  • FUTURE: $5 billion unfunded repairs and maintenance costs
 
What Will a Half Penny Do for Our Schools?
 
💻 Council Members, you need to Contact: 📞
*Email a Council Member by clicking their name below*
 
Joyce Morgan: District 1, (904) 630-1389
Al Ferraro: District 2, (904) 630-1381
Aaron Bowman: District 3, (904) 630-1392
Scott Wilson: District 4, (904) 630-1394
Lori Boyer: District 5, (904) 630-1382
Matt Schellenberg: District 6, (904) 630-1388
Reggie Gaffney: District 7, (904) 630-1384
JuCoby Pittman: District 8, (904) 630-1385
Garrett Dennis: District 9, (904) 630-1395
Terrance Freeman: District 10, (904) 630-1684
Danny Becton: District 11, (904) 630-1383
Randy White: District 12, (904) 630-1380
Bill Gulliford: District 13, (904) 630-1397
Jim Love: District 14, (904) 630-1390
Anne Lopez Brosche: At-Large Group 1, (904) 630-1393
John Crescimbeni: At-Large Group 2, (904) 630-1381
Tommy Hazouri: At Large Group 3, (904) 630-1396
Greg Anderson: At-Large Group 4, (904) 630-1398
Sam Newby: At-Large Group 5, (904) 630-1387

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