A grassroots group that opposes the ongoing effort to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish will meet tonight to officially launch the "Better Together" campaign.
The anti-St. George group, a non-profit officially dubbed Residents Against the Breakaway, has been asking its supporters to RSVP to the event and sign up for "Better Together" yard signs that will be distributed tonight.
Map of residents of the southeast unincorporated area who oppose the St. George incorporation and have requested "Better Together" yard signs, according to Residents Against The Breakaway on Facebook
A map the group posted on Facebook shows more than 100 people who live in the proposed city of St. George have requested yard signs in opposition to the incorporation attempt.
"If this surprises you, it's because the silent majority on this issue has been silent for too long," the group says in the image's caption.
When the group formed, its leaders cited the lack of an organized effort against St. George's creation as its motivation.
Today's organizational meeting and "public assembly" will be at St. Patrick Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, at 6:30 p.m.
We'll be covering the meeting tonight. Watch The Advocate for updates, and follow along on Twitter or Facebook.