Friday, July 22, 2011

Nashville For All Of Us Seeks Pledge from Metro Council Candidates

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Local community coalition Nashville For All Of Us recently asked all of the candidates in Metro elections to join in their commitment to ensure Nashville is a productive, just, and welcoming city where all residents are valued. They asked the candidates to affirm the following pledge:


As a candidate for the Nashville Metro Council, I pledge that I will support a Nashville that is built on shared values and aspirations; is committed to inclusivity, equality, and the ethical and moral treatment of all residents; encourages and values the contributions of all citizens; makes its services and benefits accessible to all; embraces every resident’s inherent worth and dignity; and encourages civil and respectful public discourse among its residents and their representatives.


According to a recent email from Nashville For All Of Us, the following candidates have committed to supporting this vision for the city:


Candidate

Office

Incumbent (I)

Candidate

Office

Incumbent (I)

Karl Dean

Mayor

I

David Glasgow

District 18

Diane Neighbors

Vice Mayor

I

Erica Gilmore

District 19

I

Megan Barry

At-Large

I

Curt Wallen

District 19

Renard Francois

At-Large

Buddy Baker

District 20

I

Jerry Maynard

At-Large

I

J. Gower Mills

District 20

Donald Ray McFolin

At-Large

Mary Carolyn Roberts

District 20

Don O'Donniley

At-Large

Seanna Brandmeir

District 22

Ronnie Steine

At-Large

I

Emily Evans

District 23

I

Sajid W. Usmani

At-Large

Jason Holleman

District 24

I

Lonnell Matthews, Jr.

District 1

I

Sarah Lodge Tally

District 24

Frank Harrison

District 2

I

James Michael Kaminski

District 25

DeCosta Hastings

District 2

Sean McGuire

District 25

I

Brady Banks

District 4

Chris Harmon

District 26

Eugene Batsuk

District 4

Greg Dooley

District 27

Scott Davis

District 5

Travis Danker

District 28

Priscilla Eaton

District 5

Tanaka Vercher

District 28

Dave Rich

District 6

Arnett H. Bodenhamer

District 29

Hans Schmidt

District 6

Karen Y. Johnson

District 29

Peter Westerholm

District 6

Vicky Tataryn

District 29

Anthony Davis

District 7

Isaac Okoreeh-Baah

District 29

Nancy VanReece

District 8

Jason Potts

District 30

Darren Jernigan

District 11

I

Fabian Bedne

District 31

Steve Glover

District 12

James Widrig

District 31

Anna Page

District 16

I

Markeith Braden

District 32

Sandra Moore

District 17

I

Jacobia C. Dowell

District 32

Burkley Allen

District 18

Carter Todd

District 34

I


A “Nashville For All Of Us” is not just a place to live, but a way of life for our city. It is built on shared values and aspirations. It is committed to inclusivity, equality, and the ethical and moral treatment of all Nashvillians. It encourages and values the contributions of all residents to their community and makes its services and benefits accessible to all. It embraces and defends all persons’ inherent dignity. It is a vision that will be a reality when we all speak up.


For more information on early voting and the August 4 election, visit the Davidson County Election Commission.


Members fo the Nashville For All Of Us Steering Committee:


Alistair Newbern, Chair

Stephen Fotopulos

Renata Soto

Krissa Barclay

Lisa Pote, Secretary

David Taylor

Kenny Byrd

Kathleen Murphy

Hedy Weinberg

Sonnye Dixon

Tom Negri

Anderson Williams

Mark Eatherly


Avi Poster


Stephen Zralek