I invite you to join me in signing this petition and calling Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's office (615-862-6000) and share the petition and/or this "Journey with Grace" blog post with others you know who are concerned about the NRA's aggressive promotion of assault weapons designed only to murder. Join me and others is asking Mayor Dean to retract Nashville's invitation to The NRA to bring its 50,000-person annual meeting to Nashville in May 2015.
This effort was organized by my daughter's former special education kindergarten teacher and friend and long-time democratic party activist and consultant Linda McFadyen-Ketchum.
I hope our mayor will join New York and L.A. in taking a stand on this issue as well as pro-gun senators who have boldly come forward with their voices of reason. Nashville took a stand against bigotry when we voted down English-only and the mayor has continued to advocate for progress despite the record of our state on a majority of issues. As someone remarked on Linda's Facebook page: "A new voice is rising."
Click here to sign the petition.Thank you.
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