Thank you Nashville for speaking up!!
The Mayor, city council members, business leaders, labor organizers, faith leaders, presidents of 9 universities, civil rights activists, immigrant and refugee leaders from every community, all came together to speak up for a friendly and welcoming Nashville. We are proud to be part of the strongest, most diverse coalition in our city’s history.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on this campaign. TIRRC leaders spent months mobilizing the immigrant and refugee community, knocking on doors, making phone calls, presenting at community meetings, speaking at faith services. Over 15,000 New Americans were contacted during this public education and Get Out the Vote effort, and the immigrant vote made the difference.
“A special thanks to new Americans. Thank you, not only for voting against this amendment, but for being here.”
~Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, last night’s victory speech~