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'Super Saturday' voter education event coming to Grady High

Super Saturday will provide residents the opportunity to ask federal and state legislature officials and candidates about the most important issues facing our communities

In less than three weeks the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals will be holding the 5th annual "Super Saturday" voter education event at Grady High School.

Super Saturday will provide residents the opportunity to ask federal and state legislature officials and candidates about the most important issues facing our communities and listen to their platforms. You will be able to hear the platforms of candidates from Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties directly from them, and speak first hand to the women and men seeking the power to make important decisions that impact your life.

A key feature this year will be a debate of the local and state impact of the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST). Key supporters and opponents of the referendum have been invited, including Mayor Kasim Reed; CEO and president of Atlanta Beltline, Brian Leary; director of the Sierra Club of Georgia, Colleen Kiernan; and DeKalb County Commissioner, Larry Johnson, to discuss their position with the Atlanta community.

There will also be two educational workshops for the community: "Georgia Politics 101" and "Considering Running for Office?"

Super Saturday takes place Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grady High, located at 929 Charles Allen Drive. This event is free with registration and open to the public.

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