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The Tennessee Tribune: State Rep. John Ray Clemmons Hosts Listening Session

April 25, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN — State Representative John Ray Clemmons, candidate for mayor of Nashville, hosted an education listening session at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, focusing on the importance of fully-funding Metropolitan…

The Tennessean: Tennessee Democrats call for TennCare audit due to purge of children

April 23, 2019

More than a dozen Tennessee lawmakers have called for an audit of the state insurance eligibility system in response to more than 100,000 children who’ve been cut from TennCare and…

The Tennessee Tribune: Clemmons Opposes Briley’s Private Parking Monopoly Proposal

April 18, 2019

Copying failed policies from Chicago is not the way to run our city. Signing on the dotted line to outsource the only affordable parking options in this town would be…

News Channel 5: Mayoral candidate hears from teachers at listening session

April 17, 2019

Nashville mayoral candidate John Ray Clemmons heard from Metro teachers and advocates during his “Worth Every Penny: Investing in Teachers & Students” listening session. Clemmons says funding our public schools…

NBC 4: Mayor candidate John Ray Clemmons

April 17, 2019

John Ray talks to NBC 4 about his candidacy for mayor of Nashville. WATCH VIDEO

The New York Times: Tennessee Advances Bill That Could Make It Harder to Register New Voters

April 16, 2019

Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill through the state House on Monday that would fine community groups that submit incomplete voter-registration applications, an unusual move that the bill’s opponents have denounced…

The Tennessean: Nashville needs a budget that reflects the priorities and quality of life of our community

April 12, 2019

As Metro begins another budget season, it’s clear that Nashville is at a crossroads. This year, we need to answer the question, “What type of city do we want to…

Salon: Tennessee Republicans vote to allow adoption groups to refuse same-sex

April 4, 2019

The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a Republican bill that would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples Monday. HB 836, which allows adoption and foster care agencies to…

Nashville Scene: Briley’s Affordable Housing Plan Met With Some Skepticism; John Ray Clemmons calls Under One Roof 2029 ‘woefully insufficient in light of the crisis facing Nashville’

April 2, 2019

“We appreciate the mayor’s newfound focus on affordable housing,” Clemmons said in a statement released by the campaign. “As our city has prospered, too many Nashville families have been left…

OUT & ABOUT Campaigning for a more progressive Nashville – John Ray Clemmons Makes Mayoral Challenge

April 1, 2019

John Ray Clemmons sat with down with Out and About to discuss his mayoral run and his long standing record and  commitment to the LGBTQIA community. READ FULL ARTICLE

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