FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
June 18, 2018 Ryan Wesdock
GPVA Press Secretary
Green Party of Arlington Condemns Use of County Funds for Amazon Headquarters
Voted in Support of Town Hall to Address the Issue
RICHMOND, VA --On June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., Arlington Greens will join Our Revolution Arlington, Democratic Socialists of Northern Virginia, and Grassroots Alexandria at the Central Library to discuss the proposed Amazon Headquarters in Arlington. The town hall is free and open to the public. There will be an open mic for community members to express their views. More information about the town hall can be found at the Arlington Green website at http://greensofarlington.org
Previously, at their June 6, 2018 meeting, Arlington Greens voted to oppose any county funds for Amazon to move its new office to Arlington. Greens raised concerns that Arlington County cannot afford to waste any dollars on Amazon, given the tight budget approved in April, the rising cost of more school students, the need for more Metrorail funding, and the need for more assistance to renters to be able to stay in Arlington.