NASHVILLE–The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators’ statewide listening tour will stop in Nashville TONIGHT, Monday June 6th at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the tour is to hear from citizens across the state while discussing new laws and bills sponsored by Black Caucus members. “We are very excited to get to the people,” says Caucus Chair Antonio Parkinson of Memphis. “Each stop gives us an opportunity to listen, discuss and be responsive to citizens of our state.”
Nashville State Representative Vincent Dixie added, “With mass shootings going on across our state and our country and rising gas prices and inflation, it’s more important now than ever to have a dialog with our constituents and discuss what we can do to keep food on people’s tables, gas in our cars, give people the opportunity to go to the doctor when they get sick and keep themselves and their children safe.”
Tonight’s meeting will be held at the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church, 2708 Jefferson Street from 6:00 to 7:30 PM (see attachment). The tour has already visited Knoxville and Chattanooga. It will kick off Juneteenth weekend in Memphis on June 16th and there are plans to add more stops to the tour in July.