Memphis For All endorses Lee Harris for Shelby County Mayor


December 19th, 2018

Lee Harris for County Mayor

Contact: Eric Jones


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MEMPHIS, TN — Memphis for All, the local chapter of Our Revolution, has announced its official endorsement of Tennessee Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris for Shelby County’s next Mayor. Our Revolution is a national progressive political action organization whose roots began in Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential campaign.

Said Lee Harris: “I am grateful for this endorsement, particularly at this juncture. It’s the latest sign that we have a chance to do something monumental in 2018. When we all come together, we can bend government to the will of the people.”

From knocking on doors to sending text messages and making calls, Our Revolution and local affiliates have been instrumental in the recent elections of Southern progressive mayoral candidates. Our Revolution endorsed Randall Woodfin, recently elected mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.

Said Thomas Walker, Memphis For All Steering Committee Member, “Lee Harris has a long history of leading on a variety of issues that our members care deeply about. When he was on the City Council, he pushed for a non-discrimination ordinance that included protections for LGBTQ citizens. As a state senator, he has been a consistent leader for fairer criminal justice reform. And Lee is someone we can count on to speak out against the privatization of our college campuses. We’re ready to get to work to make sure we bring this leadership to the office of Shelby County Mayor.”

About Memphis For All:

Memphis For All is the official local chapter of Our Revolution, a national organization that seeks to reclaim democracy for the working people of our country through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change.

About State Senator Lee Harris

Lee Harris works hard and can work with almost anyone. In 2017, Harris passed more bills than any other Democratic legislator. He frequently worked across the aisle and, as a result, more than half of these bills were co-sponsored by Republicans. Prior to the 2014 election, Harris served on the Memphis City Council. Senator Harris is also a tenured full professor of law at the University of Memphis Law School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse and his law degree from Yale. Senator Harris is a proud product of our public schools. Senator Harris is married to Prof. Alena Allen. They have two children, Lee Allen Harris (12) and Claudia Harris (9), both of whom are public school students.

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