Yes Chattanooga Campaigners Optimistic Regarding Domestic Partnership Ordinance

CHATTANOOGA,TN, (WDEF)-Signs saying Yes and signs saying Against dotted the Scenic City but Thursday voters decide on the controversial domestic partnership ordinance.

Dozens of volunteers have been here at the Yes Chattanooga headquarters in East Ridge since 6am hoping their efforts can bring about change

Spencer  White, Yes Chattanooga, Campaign Manager,"Incredible grass roots effort friday we saw over 500 people march and its been an amazing experience to see LGBT equality movement happen here in Chattanooga"

While crews worked from the Yes Chattanooga hub calling voters and organizing volunteers others were out and about going door to door.

The teams say they wanted to remind voters that this could be decided on a very slim margin.

Ryan Rowe, Yes Chattanooga Campaigner,"People who would otherwise vote for this don’t know that its happen, so we are out here knocking on doors of people who are likely to be with this because of some of the data we have but are less likely to vote and we are really encouraging them to get out to the polls"

However outside the polls along East Brainerd Rd are campaigners from Citizens for Government Accountability who say they have got a strong response to their campaign to vote down the domestic partnership ordinance.

Mark West, "We’ve seen people come by waving, honking horns giving thumbs up, there’s an example right there"

West says his campaign has been a victory for the citizens of Chattanooga even if voters end up supporting the ordinance.

"Narrow decision made by elected officials who never weighed in on this issue for the people to decide when they were electing them, regardless of what happens this is a victory for the people, the people will decide the culmination of this matter and that’s good"

Both teams say they will keep campaigning until polls close.

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