Be informed and make a difference! State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, will introduce legislation banning construction of the towers near schools because of concerns about radiation safety.
WHAT: Hearing on Proposal to Ban Cellphone Towers on School Properties
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 (conveniently scheduled so you may attend during your lunch hour)
WHERE: Room 415 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol.
GET THE CELL OUT – Atlanta (GTCO-ATL) is sending notices to all petition signers, Facebook followers and the district, state and national PTAs. Please inform as many supporters for this action as possible so that we can prevent any cell towers from going up at any school in our county. The children of DeKalb are counting on us to do the right thing!
Please plan to attend this critical hearing. Please tell everyone possible who can attend that their support for this legislation is very important!
Georgia is the first state (and DeKalb is the first county) to consider legislation since the upgrade of cell phone and cell tower radiation to “Possible Human Carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The legislation will likely impact how other school districts and states respond when approached by cellular carriers in the future. All eyes are on DeKalb and Georgia to “do the right thing.” It will take the united agreement across all parts of our county, all political parties, to work together to create and pass a law that will protect all our children.
The impact is long-reaching. The 30-year contract between DeKalb County School System (DCSS) and T-Mobile means this decision affects not just our children, but also children who are yet to be born. For some, it could impact our unborn grandchildren. This is an historic decision and a great opportunity for the citizens of our county to stand up for ourselves and bring about a positive outcome. If we can accomplish this together, just think of the impact we can have by working together to set our educational system back on the right track.
All eyes are on us. Please call your state legislator, sign the petition, show up on Tuesday, February 21 and support DeKalb’s schools, parents and taxpayers in their determination to prevail and protect our children. It isn’t just about one school or one community – it is about all of us.
- For more information, find the AJC article on this topic at:
- Sign the “No Cell Towers in DeKalb” petition here:
- For more info on cell towers in DeKalb, visit: