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PAC Chairman makes statement on wet vote win in Russell Co.
Local legal sales organization, PAC, celebrates with Revive Russell County as Prohibition ended in Russell County on Tue 19 Jan 2016 the winning Yes vote. Sexton reports the biggest day ever for petition signers, with 184 new names. She writes, '. . . we've tried it the old way for many years. It's time to try something different. It's time we give our citizens a chance instead of giving them a struggle. It's simply time for progress.'
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By Shannon Sexton, Progress in Adair Co. (PAC) chair
Everyone at PAC listened intently last evening as the election results from neighboring Russell County poured in. We celebrated along with them as they voted to end prohibition. We understand what this means for them and their citizens. We also understand the hard work and dedication they put forth as they battled against outsiders from Marion County and Covington pouring money into a dry campaign to stop them. In the end, they persevered with their grass roots effort and the voters turned out in what seemed like record numbers - taking control of their own destiny. Demanding progress.
The excitement surely extended over to Adair County yesterday, as PAC had one of the biggest days ever, with 184 signatures collected in a single day. Our total signature count now approaches 2000, nearly half of the number who voted in the last general election. 1039 valid signatures is required to petition for an election on the matter. We have surpassed that amount and intend to file our petition with the Clerk by the end of this week. Law allows six months to collect signatures, however we stand at only a month and two weeks since we expanded the petition county-wide.
The amount of signatures collected in such a short period of time speaks volumes - we've tried it the old way for many years. It's time to try something different. It's time we give our citizens a chance instead of giving them a struggle. It's simply time for progress.
Reinvigorated and always determined,
Shannon Sexton - PAC Chair
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