Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter Works For You!

By Viola Davis & Ruby Bozeman-Davis Public Servant & Community Missionary
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“We the People” have the „courage‟ to take on the „challenge‟ to „change‟ the political culture of America.
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Giving Power Back to the People “We the People” understand: Elected Officials are the “employees” of the Taxpayers and Voters Together, We‟ll achieve magnificent things!
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As Soldiers…We serve our Country As Healthcare Professionals… We serve our Patients As People of Faith…We serve god As public servants and community missionaries…We serve the Taxpayers and Voters.
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History Articles of Actions

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Viola Davis was a witness to speak on the issue of

school testing at the Georgia Capitol in 2001. On the issue of standardized testing, Viola stated, “They will never measure a person‟s will to succeed.” Article: Barnes shows political skill, but his school testing plan spurs critics in the AJC by Tom Baxter on March 13, 2001.
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Jeanie Moore, Ruby Bozeman-Davis, and Viola Davis with the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter has fought for regional financing for MARTA since 2000-2001. Article: Transit funding flaw still there in AJC on January 28, 2002.

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Viola Davis & Ruby Bozeman-Davis with Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter has worked with community activist and local organizations to protect the health and welfare of the public against Landfill and other environmental issues.
Article: Landfill Protesters warn officeholders by Ben Smith, April 9, 2002. (See picture of protestors – Viola Davis and Ruby Davis with the Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter Alliance)
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Alfonso Mallory, Viola Davis, Ruby BozemanDavis, John Evans and Scott Davis were on the frontline fighting for the public against environmental issues involving Wade Walker Park. Wade Walker Park was a ten year secret. We wanted to stop the children from playing at Wade Walker Park which was called Toxic Park.
Activists don't trust DeKalb to test Toxins in AJC by Eric Stirgus on November 9, 2002. John Evans, Alfonso Mallory, and Ruby BozemanDavis are pictured in the article.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter is a grassroots organization which help monitor how tax dollars are spent. Viola Davis stated, “We cannot continue to increase the public’s property taxes and we must find better solutions”.
Article: DeKalb divided on spending plan. Property tax relief emphasized; some want more improvements in AJC by Eric Stirgus on December 14, 2002.
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Viola Davis was pictured with the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter Tshirt with a sign chained around her neck that read "Tax Slaves". Viola Davis complained about the cleanliness of the schools, "With the amount of money being paid in taxes, these schools should be spickand-span."
DeKalb again faces dress code fight in AJC by Mae Gentry and Jen Sansbury on August 5, 2003.
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Scott Davis, Viola Davis, and Ruby Bozeman-Davis with the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter stage a protest to ensure that DeKalb taxpayers were not required to help pay to repair the City of Atlanta sewer system. The protest signs read “Don‟t Pay for Atlanta‟s Toilet.”
Picture/Article: Mayor Franklin meets protesters in AJC by Kimberly Smith on August 21, 2003.

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Viola Davis, Founder of the watchdog group Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter, attended budget and public meeting to protect the citizens.
Article: Commissioners consider CEO‟s budget in DeKalb Neighbor by Matt Schafer on December 24, 2003.

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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter, worked with DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones and Chief of Staff Ann Kimbrough to ensure flashing school zone lights on Flat Shoal road and throughout the county was operating correctly.

Article: County installs flashing lights to make school zones safer in On Common Ground on January 1, 2004.
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„Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter‟ & Josie Dean of „Black Men Never Forget‟ protested the fact that children received only 18 cents out of a dollar from HOPE.

Article: Hope bill won‟t include SAT plan in AJC by James Salzer on 15 UNHAPPYTAXPAYER.COM January 13, 2004.

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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter and Josie Dean Youth Activist protest at the Capitol January 19, 2004 for the improvement of the educational system in Georgia. The students from DeKalb County schools are pictured with Governor Perdue.
Community Alert on January 19, 2004.

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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter gave Senator John Kerry a T-shirt during the Get Out the Vote rally at the Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta.
Front page picture titled, “Local support for Kerry campaign” in Crossroads News by Jennifer Parker, March 15, 2004.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter help investigate and expose the fact that children (even victims) were jailed for school fights.
Article: School fight at MLK High lands students in jail in On Common Ground by Valerie J. Morgan on March 15, 2004.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter exposed the fact that the Solid Waste Trust Fund was raided leaving no money to close bankrupt Scale Road Landfill.
Article: Commissioners seek closure to landfill issue in Crossroads News by Jennifer Ffench Parker on February 17, 2005.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter exposed the fact that the Solid Waste Trust Fund was raided leaving no money to close bankrupt Scale Road Landfill.
Article: Commissioners seek closure to landfill issue in Crossroads News by Jennifer Ffench Parker on 20 February 17, 2005.

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Viola Davis and Ruby Davis were featured in the Champion Newspaper for their grassroots watchdog ministry that strive to empower the people with the motto Taxpayers and Voter are the Employers and elected officials are the employees. We must place god first! Article: Unhappy taxpayers seeking payback, Champion Newspaper by Matt Amato February 25, 2005.
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Viola Davis and Ruby BozemanDavis received Community Liaison Awards from the South DeKalb Neighborhood Coalition.
Article: SDNC to honor community boosters in CrossRoads News.
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Viola Davis attended the South DeKalb Neighborhood Coalition Platinum Award Gala to receive the Community Liaison Award on June 2005.
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Supporters of the Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter slept outside to push our government to not make criminals of the homeless. Larry Platt, a legendary community activist, is pictured to the left.
Article: Panhandling Banned! in Atlanta Voice by Wali Muhammad on August 18-24, 2005.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter moved to change the policy involving „Kill in the line of duty‟ because the organization stated police officers never go off duty.
Article: Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter Alliance supports widow of slain police officer in Champion Newspaper by Joe Arrington on October 14, 2005.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter worked to limit bond referendums.
Article: Unhappy Taxpayers call for changes in county‟s tax structure in Champion newspaper by Viola Davis on October 27November 2, 2005.

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Viola Davis, Founder of the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter watchdog group, said DeKalb taxpayers are already overburdened with taxes and should be voting to stop the MARTA tax. We continue to vote for multiple bonds.
Article: Local leaders urge residents to get out the vote in On Common Ground by Edoye Porbeni on November 27 1, 2005.

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Supporters of Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter frequently spoke at meetings to improve service to bus riders of MARTA and help stop the elimination of bus routes.
MARTA proposals to impact DeKalb routes in Champion Newspaper by Matt Amato on November 11, 2005.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter demanded an audit of SPLOST II funds. Viola Davis said, “We need to do audits on school budgets…As taxpayers and voters, we simply don‟t have the money to keep looking the other way.”

Article: Board pushes ahead with SPLOST II audit in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on January 13, 2006.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter help expose the 10 million gallon spill of sewage in South DeKalb.
Article: 10 million gallons of sewage spill into Snapfinger Creek in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on February 16-22, 2006.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter started a grassroots campaign to ensure to taxpayers did not lose over 22 million dollars in a land swap deal between the Board of Education, CEO Vernon Jones and Board of Commissioner.
Article: Land swap paves way for environmental high school in On Common Ground News by Valerie J. Morgan on March 1, 2006.
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Alfonso Mallory and the Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter worked to ensure the state of Georgia provide money from the Solid Waste Trust Fund to close bankrupt Scales Road Landfill for the protection of the public.
Article: State approves $1.7 million to cap Scales Road Landfill in On Common Ground News by Tisa Smart Washington on March 15, 2006.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter help bring attention to the fact that over 10 million gallons of sewage spilled in South DeKalb to hold government accountable.
Article: Getting Dumped On in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on UNHAPPYTAXPAYER.COM March 31, 2006.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter exposed the fact that doctors, especially black doctors, were going bankrupt from the new payment system used by the state of Georgia for Medicaid patients. See example of 3 cents check mailed to local DeKalb County doctor.
State launches last-ditch effort to sign up uninsured in Crossroads by Jennifer Ffench Parker on May 11, 2006.

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Pay our Doctors!

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Viola Davis with Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter wrote an editorial on the need to change our tax system.
United forces against IRS in AJC by Viola Davis on May 29, 2006.

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Viola Davis was a featured speaker at the Libertarian Party meeting in January 2008. Viola Davis and Ruby Bozeman-Davis of the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter are pictured with DeKalb Libertarian Party Chairman Chris Barber and Secretary Barbara UNHAPPYTAXPAYER.COM Pickard.

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Viola Davis pushed for an audit of SPLOSH II with other organizations and activist to ensure accountability of the tax dollars.
Article: Education Briefs in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on June 1521, 2006.

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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter participated in the annual budget process by attending committee meeting, BOC meeting, work sessions, etc.
Article: County passes new millage rate, DeKalb Neighbor by Rhonda Barnett June 21, 2006.

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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter advocate for the taxpayers and voters on the comprehensive plan. Viola Davis stated, “It‟s like a business plan for the future of DeKalb.”
Article: County needs your input on comprehensive plan in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on August 24-30, 2006.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter set an agenda in 2004 to freeze property taxes to protect the elderly homeowners.
Article: Freeze on property taxes passes with flying colors in On Common Ground News by Tisa Smart Washington on November 15, 2006.

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Viola Davis and Ruby Bozeman-Davis attended an interfaith service to bring the community and police department together. Viola and Ruby discussed the issue of mental illness which involved family members and police. Article: Cops, community meet over shootings at interfaith service, honor fallen with motorcycle ride, Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan November 24, 2006.
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Viola Davis with Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter worked with Joyce McKibben of the Repertoire and Sisterhood of Survivors to expose the poor living conditions at the Housing Authority in Lithonia, Georgia.
Article: State, local officials get involved in Lithonia mold case in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on February 23, 2007.

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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter was the first person to make the public aware that over $254 million dollar would be lose with the creation of the City of Dunwoody including Perimeter CID.
Article: „City of Dunwoody‟ indebted to county for CID grants in Cross Roads News by Viola Davis on February 22, 2007.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter was the first person to make the public aware that over $254 million dollar would be lose with the creation of the City of Dunwoody including Perimeter CID.
Article: „City of Dunwoody‟ indebted to county for CID grants in CrossRoads News by Viola Davis on February 22, 20007.
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Viola Davis supported SPLOST III for school; however, she pushed for a “no” vote if a bond was attached to the SPLOSH. Later, the Board of Education disclosed a bond was attached to SPLOSH III.
Article: To SPLOST or Not to SPLOST in Crossroads News by Jennifer Ffench Parker on March 15, 2007.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter supporters were one among many who fought the issue of City of Dunwoody which included the Perimeter CID. Viola Davis stated the City of Dunwoody did not have the right to take Perimeter CID and the $254 million dollars in federal and state funding. Article: South

DeKalb residents plead for fairness in Crossroads News by Jennifer Ffench Parker on March 29, 2007.

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Viola Davis spoke at the House‟s Governmental Affairs Committee meeting against the City of Dunwoody including Perimeter CID due to the lose of over $254 million dollars to DeKalb County. She said, “Time for our „Blue County‟ to sue this „Red State‟ over a „Green‟ issue called Money!
Article: Perimeter CID‟s future held up in committee in On Common Ground News on April 1, 2007.
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Viola Davis with Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter served as a panelist at the Coalition for Justice forum which addressed issues facing DeKalb.
Article: Community Concerns voiced at Tupac Center in Champion Newspaper by Terrance Kelly on June 8, 2007.

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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter had an initiative to stop the DeKalb County Board of Education from passing the TAD because research proved the legislation was unconstitutional.
Article: Tax districts could cost $126 million in AJC by Kristina Torres on
November 17, 2007.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter were unhappy with the decision since it still involves only DeKalb and Fulton as the only counties funding the hospital.

Article: Grady lives on with new board in CrossRoads News by McKenzie Jackson on November 29,2007.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter was involved with the issue of Grady Hospital since early 2002.
Article: Grady faces uncertain future under new management structure in Crossroads News by Sharon Adams on December 27, 2007.
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Viola Davis, Founder of the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter, was involved in the issue of City of Dunwoody/Perimeter CID since early 2005.
Article: Dunwoody bill dies in House committee in DeKalb Neighbor by Kyle Dominy on February 6, 2008.
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Viola Davis stated, “Everyone else (other counties and states) is encouraged to give money. The only ones demanded to give money are Fulton and DeKalb.”
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Article: DeKalb commissioners could hold keys to Grady‟s future in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on February 8, 2008.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter advocated for the taxpayers of DeKalb County to ensure a 200 million dollar bond was not passed that made only DeKalb and Fulton County responsible for the debt while 159 counties used Grady at a cost of 68 million dollars per year and paid nothing in property taxes.
Article: Grady‟s CEO on nonprofit board in AJC by Craig Schneider on March 15, 2008.

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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter demanded an audit back as early as 2005-2006 of contracts under $50,000 & $100,000 which resulted in the discovery of over $22 million dollars being wasted through the practice of circumventing the system.
Article: Where were CEO, Commissioners while purchasing abuses took place? Crossroads News, by Viola Davis April 3, 2008
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•Viola Davis of the Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter called for a more in-depth look at the way contracts are awarded and taxpayer money is spent.
•Residents upset at violations revealed in audit in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on April 4, 2008.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter made the taxpayers and voters of DeKalb County aware of the fact that the City of Dunwoody with Perimeter CID would leave with over $254 million dollars in federal and state funding acquire with the help of the entire county of DeKalb.
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Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter revealed the chart to the public that proved Perimeter CID received federal and state funding with the help of the entire county of DeKalb as early as 2007. By Cooperation Agreement, Perimeter CID was to remain with DeKalb County.
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The Cooperative Agreement between DeKalb County and Perimeter CID signed on June 14, 1999 enabled Perimeter CID to acquire over $254 million dollars of federal and state funding. However, the City of Dunwoody wants to take the Perimeter CID away from the entire county of DeKalb, causing the property owners taxes to go up and land value to go down. Is this fair and/or Constitutional? DeKalb property owners will pay this money for the next 25-30 years (bonds) on their property taxes.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter help increase funding to cap Scales Landfill from $1.7 million to $4.9 million dollars. Article: On a grand Scales in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on May 29-June 4, 2008.
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Unhappy Taxpayer and Voter requested a physical health assessment of all four landfill in South DeKalb particularly Advance Disposal, Scales, and BFI Waste Systems. Thanks to Senator Johnny Isakson, Governor Sonny Perdue and CDC Director Julie Louise Gerberding, the health consultation was completed in February 2007. The 4.9 million dollars was allocated in March 2007 – the largest amount of money from the Solid Waste Trust Fund in Georgia‟s history.
Article: On a grand Scales in Champion Newspaper by Andy Phelan on May 29-June 4, 2008.
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Conclusion Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter

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Pledge to put God & Community First
Remember, Taxpayers and voters are the Employers. Elected officials are the employees.
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It is our votes that hire/fire the elected officials and our tax dollars that pay their salaries and fund their budgets.
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“We the People” must make sure we continue to be part of the United States Constitution & Declaration of Independence.
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Together, We‟ll continue to do magnificent things!
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