Volunteers Campaign Through the Phones

Published 04/01 2012 10:27PM

Updated 04/01 2012 11:04PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The election is rapidly approaching, and time is running out to swing voters in St. Joseph. Volunteers are making last-minute phone calls to gather support for the school bond. 

They called it "Cell Phone Sunday," reaching out to remind voters about the Tuesday elections.

About ten volunteers spent the evening dialing digits, asking if those on the other line would vote yes. Volunteers say the bond will change the face of St. Joseph.

"When we showcase the facilities that we have, this is another token that we can hold up and say this is another reason you should move here or bring your business here," Gary Murphy

More than 150 St. Joseph companies and organizations have endorsed the bond plan.  Construction jobs will benefit the local economy.
It extends the current bond debt 14 years, with "refinancing," so the tax rate will not increase. That means the current debt service levy will pay for the new schools and air conditioning.

Volunteers say they will continue to make calls Monday and Tuesday.

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