Add Gracie Porter to the list of BOE representatives hosting rezoning meetings in their districts. I've been on her e-list since nearly the beginning of her tenure in August of 2006 and this is the first e-mail I've ever received.
|Metro schools redistricting|
| I know many of you may have questions about the redistricting proposal that was recently put before the school board.|
In order for you to get answers, I've scheduled a meeting for Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Stratford High School. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors who have questions about the process.
Right now the plan just a proposal and changes should be expected. The final decisions will come only after significant public input on the plan.
If you'd like to review a detailed copy of the proposal, just click here and you can download one to your computer. I caution you that it is a large file and you may only want to download it if you have a high speed connection.
One of the main issues I'll be looking at is the future of Dalewood Middle School. Changes are in store for the building, but no decisions have been made. One of my goals is to keep it from becoming a magnet school because I think it's important to maintain it as a community school.
I have other concerns about the district and I'll be talking with you more about them in the coming days, but I wanted to make sure you had ample time to mark Oct. 30 on your calendars for this important meeting.
Curiously while the e-mail notice was obviously generated via her campaign website e-list the FROM was listed as: Jim Grinstead [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
If you go to http://liberalvoices.com visitors are greeted with:
No, Mr. Grinstead. Don't shut up at all. Keep on talking. I think some of Gracie Porter's constituents need to hear more about how her campaign supporters feel about them.
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"Shut up!" Only the Radical Right's voice shall be heard.
Not any more.
It's time for America to hear from its Liberal Voices. To hear a message of hope, not fear. A message that speaks for everyone, not just a privileged few. A message that says government should be a tool that creates a better life for us all, not a mechanism for protecting the wealth of its most influential.
Liberal Voices is a place where you can listen in to the words of others in writings and speeches.
Liberal Voices is a place where you can be heard in its blogs, by writing your own essays or becoming a columnist.
It's a place to take what you need and say what you feel.
Mr. Grinstead is listed at Democracy for Tennessee as their executive director.
[Jim Grinstead] also provided media consultation for DFT chapters and several of our candidates, including as a key advisor to Gracie Porter, the DFT-endorsed candidate who won a landslide victory in Nashville last August.Wonder if he'll be her key advisor for her reelection campaign this summer.