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SAY NO TO WALMART!
  • Petitioning Walmart, Selig Enterprises and DeKalb County

This petition will be delivered to:

Walmart, Selig Enterprises and DeKalb County

SAY NO TO WALMART!

    1. Staci Dixon
    2. Petition by

      Staci Dixon

      Decatur, GA

The people who live, work and play in the neighborhoods surrounding Suburban Plaza do not want the proposed Walmart to be built there. Walmart will add to traffic congestion, lower property values and disrupt the livelihoods of small business owners in our community. We envision good growth for our community and for Suburban Plaza, and our vision does not include Walmart.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. We've topped 3,000 signatures

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Our on and offline signatures total more than 3,000! Let's keep up the good work and the pressure. We've yet to send the petitions to Walmart (delivering them to Selig today) so there's time to add more names!

      Check out all of Grood Growth DeKalb's work by clicking on the link below.

    2. We're meeting with Selig

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      We're meeting with Selig and delivering this petition to them on Thursday. Please ask all of your friends, neighbors and coworkers to help push us to 1,700 online signatures.

    3. WE ARE DELIVERING THE PETITIONS

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      We have a meeting scheduled with Selig next week -- help get as many as your friends, neighbors and coworkers to sign as possible! THANKS!!

    4. HONK FOR NO WALMART: Join us at our upcoming rallies

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      READY TO RALLY?

      Remember how fun they were this winter? Well, dig out your old signs or make new ones because we’re bringing the rallies back!

      We’ll be at the intersection of Medlock Road, North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard by Suburban Plaza on the following Fridays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.:

      June 8
      July 13
      August 10

      Please join us!

      Let's make these rallies the biggest -- and most noticeable ever! Wear a bright yellow t-shirt. If you don’t have one now, consider picking one up at Last Chance Thrift Store at Suburban Plaza. We'll also have a few on hand for you to borrow.

      Learn more about our events and volunteer opportunities >

    5. Don't let the numbers fool you

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      We have hundreds more signatures on paper! Keep up the good work -- please continue to ask your friends, neighbors, partner, grown children, elected officials, business owners and coworkers to join you in signing this important petition!

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures
    7. We only need 24 signatures to get to 1500!

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Help us bust through 1500 this week. Ask your friends on Facebook to sign! And don't forget you can get up-to-date news and info on our Facebook page.

    8. Look -- we only need 86 mor signatures to reach our goal of 1500

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Check it -- we're close to 1,500 signatures online and we have another few hundred on paper petitions. Let's bust that mark this week! We can do it -- ask just one friend to sign. Actually, if we each ask one friend to sign, we'd have close to 3,000 signatures. Just do it! :-) And thanks!!

    9. Can you help us get 26 signatures this week?

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Would be super if we hit 1300 by Saturday. Please ask one friend to sign today. Thanks!

    10. Untapped potential

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Do you know seniors who would like to sign the petition but don't have an e-mail address? Until we get a paper one distributed, you can sign for them -- just enter their name and contact info, but use your alternate e-mail address. Or help them set up a free e-mail address -- they'll thank you for it.

      There's a lot of untapped potential out there. Please reach out to your senior neighbors today!

    11. 1,100 signatures today?

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      We're only 16 people shy of reaching 1,100 signatures on the petition. Because of you, 100 more people hear about the proposed Walmart Supercenter development and stand in solidarity with our community by signing the petition. Keep up the good work!

      THANK YOU to everyone who joined Good Growth DeKalb in person or in spirit at the successful community forum last week! For a summary, photos and video, please visit www.GoodGrowthDeKalb.org

      Everyone left the forum feeling like a movement was underfoot. Please help keep the momentum going -- and get more involved with Good Growth DeKalb -- by joining the planning meeting tomorrow night (feb. 28) at 7:00 in the sanctuary of N. Decatur Presbyterian Church.

      You can keep up with all of our events at www.goodgrowthdekalb.org/get-involved/events/ or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NoWMinDecatur

      We hope to see you soon!

    12. Reached 1,000 signatures
    13. Reminder: Don't forget the community forum is tonight!

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Come to share your vision of a positive, neighborhood-friendly Suburban Plaza at Good Growth DeKalb’s community forum tonight!

      Thursday, February 23
      7:00-8:30 p.m.
      North Decatur Presbyterian Church near Suburban Plaza

      Click the link below for more info and directions.

      ***

      Also, we're just a few signatures shy of our petition goal of having 1,000 people sign by the time the forum starts. Will you take a few minutes during your lunch today to get two of your neighbors or coworkers to sign it? If each of us reach just two more people, we can have 3,000 signatures soon.

      Thanks for all of your support. We hope to see you tonight.

    14. Keep up the pace!

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      We've been getting about 100 signatures each week -- but we're a little behind today. We need 40 more signatures tonight to keep on pace. Will you contact your friends, family and coworkers again right now and encourage them to sign this important petition?

      SAVE THE DATE: You're invited to join Good Growth DeKalb for a community forum on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.

      :: Come to let your neighbors hear what you think about a 149,000 square foot Walmart Supercenter at Suburban Plaza.
      :: Come to contribute to a better vision for the shopping center.
      :: Come to hear from a panel of special guests.
      :: Come to satisfy your curiosity.
      :: Come to learn more.
      :: Come to add your important voice to the conversation!

      We hope to see you there!

    15. Reached 750 signatures
    16. Lucky number 7

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Why 7?

      Because 7 + 7 = 14 and that's the number of petition signers we need to go before we reach 700.
      Because reaching 700 signers by 7:00 would be great!
      Because the next meeting of Good Growth DeKalb is at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

      We hope you'll join us!

      North Decatur Presbyterian Church
      611 Medlock Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

      PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. Thank you!!

      If you haven't already, please:

      Make a donation: http://tinyurl.com/nowalmart-paypal
      Sign our petition: http://tinyurl.com/nowalmartindecatur
      Check out our website: http://goodgrowthdekalb.org
      Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoWMinDecatur
      Join our Yahoo group: decaturwalmart-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

    17. Peek at this week's numbers

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      The numbers are growing!

      600
      In a little more than 1 week, the number of petition signers has almost jumped 2xs to top 600! Please help keep the momentum up by taking a moment encourage your neighbors, coworkers and friends to sign it today.

      4,000
      We're happy to report that Good Growth DeKalb has reached our initial fundraising goal of $4,000 -- most collected during the past two weeks. We're already talking with the lawyers! Donate now: http://tinyurl.com/nowalmart-paypal

      154
      We have 154 fans on Facebook, our reach is close to 1,000 a week, and the total number of friends of our fans tops 40,000. Like us: https://www.facebook.com/NoWMinDecatur

      40
      The average number of people who rally at the six-way intersection at Suburban Plaza on Fridays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. We hope you'll join us this week!

      Thank you for everything you're doing to help build this movement. To get more involved, please contact us at goodgrowthdekalb@gmail.com.

    18. Reached 500 signatures
    19. Join us for our second rally tomorrow, Jan. 27 at 4:30

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Please join us tomorrow for Good Growth DeKalb's 2nd rally against the proposed Walmart Supercenter at Suburban Plaza.

      The focus of this week’s protest will be the dangers associated with increased traffic, including potential problems ambulances may access when transporting patients to and between three hospitals in the area.

      We'll also sound the call for DeKalb County to conduct its own transportation study in light of DeKalb County Transportation Division Supervising Engineer Patrece Keeter's e-mail requesting a hearing delay. She said, "The Transportation Staff is in the process of reviewing the Selig traffic study and have some questions/discussions that may need to be addressed by the Developer about methodology and results."

      Less than 24 hours later, Keeter changed her mind. "January will give us plenty of time to complete the review of the traffic study – thanks." She continued, "We are keeping this as a top priority and hope to resolve ASAP."

      JOIN THE RALLY TOMORROW!

    20. TODAY'S CHALLENGE: Get 3 people to sign this petition

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      With your help, we can reach our goal of 500 signatures by Friday noon. How?

      :: If you're on Facebook, use Change.org's tool to invite your friends to sign. You can only share with 16 people a day but you can ask 54 people by Friday if you start now.

      :: Post a link to the petition on your Facebook page, Just copy and paste this link into your status bar: http://www.change.org/petitions/say-no-to-walmart and say something like, "Please join me in signing this petition b/c I believe .... "

      :: Send an e-mail to all of your friends and coworkers asking them to sign. Explain that Suburban Plaza is not the right place for a 150,000 sq. ft. Walmart Supercenter. Tell people your reasons for not supporting the development. Are you concerned about flooding? Traffic? Walmart's business practices? The livelihoods of small business owners? Whatever the reasons, speak from your heart and others will listen.

      :: Join our Yahoo group to download and distribute handouts

      Thanks!

    21. Reached 250 signatures
    22. Good Growth Dekalb Update: 200 Petition Signers

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      THANKS TO YOU, we now have more than 200 signatures on the petition. If each of you encourages 2-3 friends, neighbors or workers to sign, we can meet our next goal of 500 signatures by Friday noon! We can make it with your help. Click on the link below for tips.

      You're invited!

      NEXT MEETING OF GOOD GROWTH DEKALB

      Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24
      7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
      North Decatur Presbyterian Church

      The church is located across the street from Suburban Plaza at 611 Medlock Road, at the "V" intersection of Scott and Medlock (map: http://g.co/maps/4nmw9). Look for Good Growth DeKalb signs to find the meeting room.

      FRIDAY RALLIES IN DECATUR

      January 27, February 3, February 10
      4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
      Six street intersection (N. Decatur, Scott & Medlock) by Suburban Plaza
      Rain or shine. Bring a sign!

      ADDITIONAL ACTIONS:

      Make a donation: http://tinyurl.com/nowalmart-paypal
      Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com
      Join our Yahoo group: decaturwalmart-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      THANK YOU!

    23. Reached 100 signatures
    24. ONLY 14 MORE TO GO

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Please ask your friends, neighbors and coworkers to sign the petition. Together, we can reach our goal by noon!

      And don't forget to join us for the rally later TODAY: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Suburban Plaza (6 way intersection). Click the link for more info.

    25. Anti-Walmart Group Considering Legal Fight, Raising Money

      Staci Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Good Growth DeKalb, which is fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza, has met with attorneys and is raising money to explore a legal fight against the international retailer and Selig Enterprises.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Savana Hanna EAGLE NEST NM, NM
      • 4 months ago

      Its important to me because walmart is mean to pigs and unfiar to wemon

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    • Julie van Jaarsveld CHAMBLEE, GA
      • 5 months ago

      Walmart doesn't help entrepreneurship in Dekalb County!

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    • Tamarya Rosenberg JESUP, GA
      • 6 months ago

      Not only will it take away from your town you will see more cases coming to city court for shoplifting so they can make more money from the public. And not all of those cases are actual shoplifting cases. And you won't win against them no matter what you do!

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    • Linda Bricker DECATUR, GA
      • 7 months ago

      WalMart would cause dangerous congestion right close to DeKalb Medical Center.

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    • Linda Angel DECATUR, GA
      • 8 months ago

      I support small business in our community

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