New Path Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary

You are invited to join New Path in celebrating its 2 year anniversary on Friday, April 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Plaza Club in Downtown Memphis (175 Toyota Plaza).

This event will serve as celebration of the remarkable successes of the past two years, an opportunity to meet our new candidates, and a fundraiser for the continued efforts of the organization. A donation of $50 or more is requested.

On a single day New Path's contribution and impact in this community was evident. On Tuesday, March 27th, a Commercial Appeal article noted Commissioner Tomeka Hart's profound inquiry of a new position with a large salary and vague job discription. Then, WMC-TV5 covered her objection of Memphis City Schools' pilot study of the impact of allowing cell-phone use by students in the schools during T-Cap preparation, resulting in the study being tabled until a later time that proved more feasible. Commissioners Hart and Jones also proposed that the Board of Commissioners extend Supt. Carol Johnson's contract beyond 2007, ensuring her valuable leadership and guidance remains at the helm of our local schools system for years to come.

That same evening WMC-TV5 presented a segment asking whether local candidates should be required to live in the district's in which they seek to run for office, which featured commentary by New Path member Darrell Cobbins, as a representative of the "political watch-dog group," to express our fundamental call for transparency and integrity in government. This “one” day shows just a glimpse of the impact that New Path has had on this community's governmental landscape. New Path is making a difference. We believe with your support, we can make a greater difference in years to come.

As you probably know, 2006 will be largest election year in Shelby County history with over 100 races. This year is our greatest opportunity for change in our political landscape. New Path has been very busy in identifying and recruiting candidates. Holding true to our goal of being non-partisan we are pleased to announce the Next Generation of Leadership representing both the Republican & Democratic Parties:

Melvin Burgess II - Democrat County Commission - District 2 Position 2
Mike Rude - Republican County Commission - District 1 Position 1
Kevin Gallagher - Democrat Criminal Court Clerk - County Wide

The possibilities with new leadership such as Tomeka, Martavius, Melvin, Mike, and Kevin are vast as we travel down a New Path. We hope you will join us on April 14.