Mother of two. Wife of one. Author of Ivy's Twisted Vine. Account Services Specialist for The Carter Malone Group. Memphis City Citizen.
Were we at the same event? It was pouring rain on a Thursday evening right after work and there were over 100 people who attended Deidre’s event (that’s triple digits). And while the Mayor ran late that evening, he did make it to Deidre’s event along with some other county officials. I saw them with my own eyes.
I also was at Mayor Wharton’s breakfast and the tickets were $30. Deidre’s event was a fundraiser with suggested gift amounts starting at $500. This may be why there was a difference in attendance.
Plus, there was a diverse crowd that came out for both events. Young, old, black, white, wealthy and fixed income, etc. You get my point. I just think that if you’re going to cover a story about their events, you should list all the facts for faithful readers like me who need all the facts to draw a conclusion.
I hear people constantly talking about raising money. I think that you will be surprised at the turn out of middle income families like my own, where both members are paying off student loans and raising young kids but rally together in their neighborhoods for leadership we can depend on. There are hundreds if not thousands of families like mine with a couple of crisp hundred dollar bills in our piggy banks that we’re willing to give over to support our candidate. A prime example of that would be the Obama campaign. My husband and I gave repeatedly in small increments, even while he was in Iraq serving our country.
The numbers will speak for themselves when we arrive at the poles. It’s a new day in Memphis.
Latrivia & Adam Nelson
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers and Bruce VanWyngarden
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