With less than two weeks from the transportation tax vote, a metro lawmaker is taking to the pulpit to tell what he said is the truth about the proposed tax.
Channel 2's Erica Byfield caught up with state Sen. Vincent Fort Sunday at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.
His message to the congregation was it's time to be informed about the proposed tax.
"I'm going to make sure when you leave here this morning you are going to have the truth about voting on July 31," Fort told the congregation.
Less than 30 seconds after walking to the podium, Fort jumped right into the Transportation Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST debate.
"These folks have $8 million wanting you to vote for the TSPLOST, but what they are not telling you when you go to the store to get your milk and bread you are going to have to pay an extra penny," Fort said.
Backers of the TSPLOST said the money raised from the penny sales tax will help improve the gridlock in the metro area.
If approved, the money would fund projects in 10 metro Atlanta counties.
Churchgoers told Byfield they already know how they plan to vote.
The only thing I can say is I agree with him," one churchgoer said.
"I don't believe it's the right thing to have right now," Laurline Allen said.
Fort said he's not telling people how to vote, but he wants them to know the facts.
"We plan on being in churches and neighborhood associations and other grassroots from until July 31," Fort said.
The senator told Byfield he plans to stop by at least three more churches Sunday.