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Working For You: Thank you, teachers.

August 8, 2022

Aug. 8, 2022 THANK YOU, EDUCATORS This morning our children and thousands of others across Nashville returned to their schools where they were welcomed by the most important people in our community – their teachers.  As this first day of school in MNPS classrooms wraps up, my family and I would like to personally thank…

Working for You: Primary Election Day

August 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022 Friends,  Today is the big day. I would sincerely appreciate your vote for reelection. Please vote. If you have not yet voted, please take advantage of this opportunity to elect individuals whose decisions will have a significant and direct impact on our community. According to the Early Vote numbers, many in Nashville…

Tennessee Democrats announce legislation restoring access to reproductive health care

July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022, NewsChannel5 by: Kelly Broderick NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Democrats have announced legislation to restore access to reproductive health care across the state. A federal court allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy in late June following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. In mid-August, a trigger ban is…

Working for You: July 2022

July 6, 2022

July 6, 2022 I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July weekend. I enjoyed seeing many of you while attending neighborhood celebrations in both the current and newly redrawn District 55, celebrating from Sylvan Park to Whitland to Cane Ridge. Thank you to all of the volunteers who organized and executed…

State Rep. Clemmons’ Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Eliminating Women’s Constitutional Right to Abortion

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Nashville, TN – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States published its opinion in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. In response to the opinion, State Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) released the following statement: Today, the Supreme Court of the United States failed Tennessee families by overruling fifty years of judicial precedent.…

Working for You: June 2022

June 7, 2022

Happy Pride Month! I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer break with your kiddos. Special thanks to our teachers and administrators for another successful year of educating Tennessee’s future leaders. The second session of the 112th General Assembly was a tough one, and the weeks since have only been more challenging for all of us. The recent…

Representative seeks renewed gun laws, governor requests prayer in wake of Texas school massacre

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022, Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard While Gov. Bill Lee and other Republican leaders called for prayer for the victims of the Texas elementary school shooting, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons urged the governor to take several steps, including executive action to repeal Tennessee’s permit-less carry law. Clemmons was emotional in a Wednesday…

‘Let’s take legislative action now.’ Rep. Clemmons asks Gov. Lee for special session to address gun violence

May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022, NewsChannel5 by: Caroline Sutton NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, is calling on state leaders to do more to address gun violence. On Tuesday, 19 children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a city about…

New Education Funding Formula Passes House, Senate

April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022, Nashville Scene by: Kelsey Beyeler The newly proposed education funding formula passed the House and Senate floors Wednesday, just one day after passing each chamber’s finance committee. The details of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act — a funding formula set to replace the 30-year-old Basic Education Program — were introduced in late February. Ever…

Views differ radically on local impact of new school funding formula

April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022, The Daily Memphian by: David Waters The proposed new funding formula for public schools will lead to a “fiscal cliff” looming on the horizon for local schools. Or it won’t. Or maybe it’s all just a mirage. “Counties are going to be stuck with a higher bill after four years,” said state…

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