Twitter Q&A will Inform Voters on the Issue
ATLANTA (July 6, 2012)— Atlantic Station is partnering with Untie Atlanta for an online Tweetup July 11 to discuss the upcoming regional transportation referendum.
Saba Long, press secretary at Citizens for Transportation Mobility, will be on Twitter to answer questions about the referendum from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tweeters can send questions to Caleb J. Spivak, Atlantic Station's social media and community manager, who will be moderating the discussion from the mixed-use community's Twitter handle (@AtlanticStation).
Answers will come from Saba Long on the Untie Atlanta Twitter handle ( @UntieAtlanta). Participants can follow the conversation by using hashtag #UntieATL.
The mission of the Tweetup is to educate voters on the facts so they can make an informed decision before they head to the polls July 31.
“This Tweetup is another example of how Atlantic Station will use social media to engage intown residents on what matters most to them,” said Liz Gillespie, director of marketing at Atlantic Station.
“In real time, our twitter followers will be able to ask questions, voice their opinion and get the facts on an issue which could greatly affect our community.”
Untie Atlanta, a group funded by Citizens for Transportation Mobility, is supporting the referendum, which would create a penny sales tax increase to pay for road and transit projects to ease traffic congestion across the metro area.