NOAH's May Monthly Meeting is THIS TUESDAY, May 12, 6:30 PM, at Fifteenth Ave Baptist Church, 1203 Ninth Ave North (near Farmer's Market).
We all worked incredibly hard to carry out our February Public Meeting with Mayoral Candidates -- and almost 2000 people! BUT WE CAN'T LET UP NOW! NOAH has defined the issues in the race for Mayor -- and is now doing the same with Candidates for Metro Council.
Come hear reports and plans for NOAH's two main projects:
- Public Meetings with Candidates for Metro Council - We need to evaluate and plan our next steps!
- Voter Registration and Turnout - NOAH won't endorse a candidate -- but we WILL register voters and turn them out, building our power and ability to act on our issues.
We have held two Public Meetings with Council Candidates thus far:
1. Candidates for District 5, 6, & 7 (East Nashville, Inglewood, part of Madison)
A great meeting on April 20, hosted by The Village Church, with help from Eastwood Christian Church, Tennessee Alliance for Progress, Cayce United, Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association, Highland Heights Neighborhood Association, McFerrin Park Neighborhood Association. Over 200 people attended and heard all the candidates commit to work with NOAH -- and also answer questions from their districts about affordable housing, the proposed redevelopment of Cayce Place, public schools, and better development for Madison.
2. Candidates for District 19 & 21 (North Nashville, Jefferson St, TSU, Germantown, Salemtown, Hope Gardens, The Gulch, Downtown, Sudekum/ Napier)
Again, more than 200 people turned out for this meeting on May 4, hosted by New Covenant Christian Church with help from Lee Chapel AME Church, St. John AME Church, St. Vincent's Catholic Church, New Salem AME Church, The House of God Church, Schrader Lane Church of Christ, Friends Meeting, Nashville Greenlands, North Nashville Organization for Community Improvement (NNOCI), Neighbors Reaching Out, Salemtown Neighborhood Association, and Buchanan St Neighborhood Association. The candidates pledged to work with NOAHon our issues, and answered questions from their districts on gentrification, education, zoning issues, and the proposed police administrative offices on Jefferson St.