beautiful & Thriving Neighborhoods
Every Memphian deserves to live in a beautiful and thriving neighborhood. In order to achieve that, we must address the long-term problems of crime and disinvestment which plague many of our neighborhoods. We must not only ensure that all crimes can be responded to and investigated thoroughly, but we must also actively prevent crime from occurring by alleviating its root causes. Poverty, homelessness, educational inequity, and economic disinvestment are just a few of the many root causes of crime that we must address. By doing this, we can build a Memphis where everyone thrives.
Investing in young people is the key to a brighter future. The first step in securing this future is fully funding our public schools. The City of Memphis must fund the Y.E.S. fund to pay teachers fairly and provide equitable resources to our schools. In addition to empowering our youth through the school system, we must invest in after-school, summer, and post-high school youth empowerment programs. Many young Memphians have innovative ideas and solutions for our city but simply lack the resources and training needed to transform their communities. Investing in strategic youth empowerment programs is the key to unlocking our young people's academic, entrepreneurial, and artistic potential. Some existing programs provide internships, mentorship, and apprenticeships to young Memphians. These programs reduce crime and prepare young people for lifetimes of success. We must expand the scope and reach of these services for our youth.
Our city deserves high-quality infrastructure. Unfortunately, our roads have a reputation for damaging vehicles, and public transit options are little to none. One of my top priorities is to improve our infrastructure on all fronts. It's time to fix the potholes, expand the trolley system and improve the quality of our bus service. I will stand in solidarity with and work alongside the community organizations, MATA employees, and everyday Memphians who are demanding change.
I Did not Running to just be a voice in the crowd
I ran TO be YOUR VOICE!
I am tired of seeing elected officials claim to represent us without listening to us. I know that I am not the only one who has good ideas for the future of our city. All of us do. Please share your thoughts, concerns and ideas for our city below.