The turnout was amazing, the people were amazing, the people were amazing, the message and the food all amazing! Thank you Chris Anderson, Rizzos, leaders of the community for making this night happen, and Liz Rincon for coordinating such a successful event!
To see Memphis stand with other progressives gives me hope. Shelby County was the first municipality to pass discrimination legislation to protect our brothers and sisters in the Gay, Lesbian, bi-sexual and Transgender community. Legislation that simplely says hire, fire and promote on merit only! Steve Mulroy showed vision that has transcended Shelby County all the way to Chattanooga, with Nashville, Knoxville and many other municipalities following suit!
Common sense leadership that needs no crazy antics to stand out. Memphis is truly designating itself a leader in TN!
Gumbo doesn't lean left or right, it's just delicious! More than that many in Shelby County understand equality is important to the constituients they represent or seek to represent! Jackson, your well written article is proof of this. I think you write as clearly and eloquently as anyone that "an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"(MLK) and you are thanked for this!
As someone who has known Jake Brown and Liz Rincon for a few years I think schism is a slightly heavy handed use of the word. I know both of them strive to see the Democratic Party succeed in Shelby County and progressive ideas advanced. So it would not be fair to say they were "strongly opposed " as the definition of "schism" directs. I know for a fact they have worked on labor issues, lgbt issues, voter issues and the list goes on. I think it is fair to say Jake has sought new management and Liz has sought new candidates yet they both still want the best for Shelby County and we should allow the voters to choose on platforms, work ethic, leadership and ideas, not perceived working relationships between the two of them.
A decision based on race doesn't nessasarily means domes a racist does it? Ie, affirmative actions passed by white mean does mean white men hate themselves.
Great program to spring board business!
After his tirade ..... Pssh!
As an lgbt member I have felt acceptance from many Democrats , I feel for those who suffered through Judge Joe statements, and look forward to the party of inclusion clarifying Joe's involvement. I'm proud Knoxville's Mayor just started, by executive order, partner benefits. Let's see Memphis step up and not be left behind!
By Chris Shaw & Chris McCoy
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