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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…

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…

TDOT to Hold I-440 Reconstruction Informational Meeting

July 9, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to provide details on the upcoming I-440 Reconstruction project in Davidson County. The proposed project will address deteriorating pavement along the entire I-440 corridor. The project also includes removal of the grass median to increase safety,…

John Ray Clemmons with his family

Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2018

Dear friend, We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve and represent your family.  On this day of national independence, let us all resolve to stay engaged, continue to march forward, and never stop working to uphold the democratic ideals of our Founding Fathers.  Have a happy and safe Fourth of July. -The Clemmons Family

Rep. Clemmons’ Argues for Women’s Health Care

June 29, 2018

Friends, I want to bring your attention to an issue about which we all care – women’s health care services. Against my strong objections, the state legislature passed a law this year requiring the Division of TennCare to submit an amendment to the state’s existing TennCare II Demonstration for the purpose of preventing health care providers from…

Gov. Haslam, Protect Innocent Children

June 20, 2018

Friends, We have all come to learn of the sad and controversial federal policies being enforced at our nation’s southern border. Today, upon learning of the possible relocation of immigrant children in Tennessee, I delivered the following letter to Governor Haslam. While I hope Congress follows the leadership of Congressman Jim Cooper and his like-minded…


June 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rep. John Ray Clemmons JUNE 15, 2018 (615) 415-4086 REP. CLEMMONS TO HOST “STOP THE BLEED” TRAINING AT TN CAPITOL Training session designed to educate and empower individuals to act quickly and save lives Nashville, TN – On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., State Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville),…

Nashville Mourns Deaths Caused by Antioch Shooting

Our City Mourns

April 24, 2018

Once again, our community has been devastated by senseless gun violence that continues to plague cities and communities across our country.  As a community, we mourn and our hearts are broken for the families of those who lost their lives. While we may never know the motive for the tragedy that took place in Antioch…

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