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Tenn. Lawmaker Attempts To Stop ‘Lunch Debt Shaming’

February 5, 2020

Feb. 5, 2020 – Channel 6 News (WBRC) – By: Kelli Cook One thing that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agree on is that no child should go hungry at school, but they disagree about how the debt should be paid. “Meal debts are not the fault of the child and we should…

State Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Body Cameras for MNPD

January 22, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 – News2 (WKRN) – By: Brent Remadna Nashville residents have heard the same thing year after year. “Wanting to put body cameras on our officers is a top priority,” said former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry in 2017. “They will be in the field this fall,” said former Nashville mayor David Briley in…

‘Our City’s Patience Has Run Out’: Rep. Pushes For State Mandate On Nashville Body Cameras

January 22, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 – Fox17 News (WZTV) – By: Caitlyn Shelton A lawmaker is pushing for the state to require body cameras for police officers in Nashville. State Representative John Ray Clemmons introduced legislation Tuesday to mandate the full implementation of body cameras and dash cameras in Nashville by February 10, 2021. Rep. Clemmons backed…

Lawmaker Introduces Bill Aimed At Helping Students Who Cannot Pay For Their School Lunches

January 10, 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 – News4 Nashville (WSMV) – By: Alexandria Adams A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to help students who cannot pay for their lunches. It’s called the ‘Anti-lunch Shaming’ bill. Representative John Ray Clemmons has presented the bill two times before. Students would receive the same lunch as their peers. This bill…

Progressive Agenda Won in Nashville, but Will That Movement Really Move People Ahead?

October 29, 2019

Oct. 18, 2019 – The Tennessean – Opinion by Lebron Hill The Nashville mayoral runoff election between David Briley and John Cooper was a race centered on change. Then-incumbent Briley sought to continue a path of moving Nashville forward. And challenger — and now mayor — Cooper set on a campaign to change Briley’s direction by saying that Briley’s policies weren’t benefiting the whole…

Rep. Clemmons and Safe Tennessee Project Host Gun Violence Roundtable

October 29, 2019

Sept. 28, 2019 – PRIDE Newsdesk State Rep. John Ray Clemmons and Safe Tennessee Project hosted a ‘Gun Violence Roundtable’ in the Tennessee State Capitol on Tuesday. The event consisted of the presentation of state and national data on gun violence, testimony from experts, advocates and healthcare providers, and a discussion of policy proposals. Rep.…

Rep. Clemmons and Safe Tennessee Project Host Vigil and Call to Action on Gun Violence

October 29, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019 NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – People in the Midstate are calling for a change to gun laws in the wake of this weekend’s mass shootings. Monday night a rally and vigil was held in Nashville. Dozens of people attended including some directly affected by gun violence.   Akilah DaSilva was killed last year…

Faith Leaders Across Davidson County Back Clemmons For Mayor

July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019 – The Tennessee Tribune State Representative, John Ray Clemmons, a democrat, has gained the support of more than three dozen faith leaders ahead of the August 1st election. The support of the faith community is often a critical step in securing the lion’s share of the African American vote in any election…

Rep. Clemmons Announces Support of Musicians, Film

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019 – NewsChannel5 Mayoral candidate and Tennessee representative John Ray Clemmons announced a blueprint for supporting arts and entertainment in Nashville on Thursday with the hope to make Nashville even more of an entertainment capital than it already is. According to Clemmons, during his time campaigning for mayor, he’s heard from numerous members…

John Ray Clemmons holds his campaign sign and waves hello.

Happy Fall!

September 26, 2018

Happy Fall! Fall is finally here, but the campaign season continues to heat up. Remember to put your Team JRC yard sign out or sign up HERE to get one delievered to your home or business. As Election Day nears, I encourage everyone to check your voter registration status.  Please make sure you are registered and update your address if…

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