Citizens for Better Education

Early Voting Starts Wednesday, February 16 at the Election Commission


Tonight, February 15, an informational session on school unification with County Commissioner Steve Mulroy as the featured speaker will be held at New Direction Church, 6120 Winchester Road at 6 p.m.

Also tonight, Commissioner Martavius Jones and Commissioner Tomeka Hart speak at the Voice of Raleigh meeting at 6p.m. at Raleigh Springs Mall. The public is invited to attend and hear about the importance of this election.

On Wednesday, February 16, Citizens for Better Education will host a fundraiser at Hi-Tone, 1913 Poplar from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. No set amount -all contributions accepted.

On Thursday, February 17, State Representative Barbara Cooper will have a forum at Grand Central Station 545 S. Main Street from 6-8 p.m. Invited guests include Sen. Jim Kyle, Sen. Mark Norris, Rep. Joe Towns and Education Commissioner Patrick Smith. This event is free and open to the public.

Early voting gets underway at the Election Commission on Wednesday and at satellite sites on Saturday, February 19 – March 3.

On Saturday, February 19, Memphis parents will gather at Mississippi Blvd Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue for a rally at 11 a.m. – noon as a part of the Get Out The Vote Campaign. The rally will end with parents going to cast their “yes” vote for the referendum.

Also this Saturday, Citizens for Better Education is planning a caravan from Mississippi Blvd through the Midtown community with the caravan ending at the Midtown Headquarters at 2867 Poplar Avenue.  The headquarters will be open from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Some elected officials in support of the school merger will attend this event.

If you have time to volunteer we need you! If you want to make phone calls from our Whitehaven or Midtown headquarters or distribute handbills at Memphis schools, please visitor our website and sign-up at

Supporters for a “Yes” vote on the referendum are coming on board everyday. Some of the most recognized supporters include:

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Former Memphis Mayor W.W. Herenton, Former Mayor and COGIC Bishop J.O. Patterson, Jr., City Council Chairman Myron Lowery, County Commission Chairman Sidney Chism, Civil Rights Activist Maxine Smith, Former County Commissioner Minevera Johnican, Former Judge Russell Sugarmon, Former County Trustee Regina Newman, County Commissioner Henri Brooks, County Commissioner Steve Mulroy, Sen. Beverly Marrerro, Rep. GA Hardaway, City Councilman Harold Collins, City Councilman Shea Flinn and others.

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