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Excerpted from their web site:
NOGWAL: A community-wide effort to build a better Oak Grove.
"What works is simple: we make our voices heard, loud and clear. Speak the truth. Expose spin and half-truths. The more people know about the effects of a Walmart store in our community, the less they will want to support it. Bottom line: we have to vote with our pocketbooks. And they must know that we mean it. "
We are your neighbors who say, No Walmart! Not here. Not now.
We love Oak Grove and the vision of the MAP* plan that our community has developed over the last three years.
That vision is:
In the future, our community fabric of thriving neighborhoods, shops, restaurants and services is:
green and sustainable
healthy and safe
woven together by walkable tree-lined streets, trails, natural areas, and open spaces
And strengthened by:
our diversified local economy
great educational opportunities
and engaged citizens.
Our concern stems from what we have learned about the effects Walmart makes on local communities, their labor practices, their gender discrimination, ruthless business practices, their environmental policies - and their disregard for the plans our community developed over the last three years.