VOICE OF CHANGE
Russelle Ann Bradbury · July 12, 2020
Endorsement of "Run For Something"
I am proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking national organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
Being recognized as an RFS candidate shows I have great momentum and am running a solid, community-led campaign.
RFS co-founder Ross Morales Rocketto,
"These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are at a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
In response to the national anxiety after the 2016 election, RFS co-founders Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched to invest in a future where new leaders will take on the new challenges of our time.
Fast forward to July 2020. Nashville and the nation are desperate for safety, knowledge and normalcy. We're four months deep in surrealistic uncertainty, and it has has taken its toll on most of society's subpopulations. Of notable concern are Nashville’s collective of nearly 100,000 students, families and educators dependent on Metro Nashville public schools. Schools open for the new year virtually on August 4; election day is August 6.
To serve as a reflection of the way I plan to represent my constituents, I am running an all-in, transparent, independent, non-partisan, creative and grassroots campaign.
To validate my voice as a fresh, collaborative perspective without debts owed to established voices - I’m capping my individual political contributions at $100. Yes, you heard that correctly - I’ve limited contributions to 1/16 of the Nashville limit.
I’m ready to champion our strengths, involve everyone in the conversation, and harness our city’s innovative spirit. Today, Metro Schools and families are dependent on our leaders to maintain a steady focus on surviving and thriving beyond this crisis.
How will I do it?
I will advocate to equip families, students, and educators with the resources, tools, and training essential for successful virtual and in-person, remote and hybrid learning;
I will prioritize assessments as students enter the school year academically;
I will support policy and trainings to ensure digital and resource equity to serve all our MNPS students effectively, including English language learners and students needing specialized instruction.
Thank you for supporting me as I campaign to get District 9 voting Bradbury On Board so I can represent you, your children and all the children of Metro Nashville Schools.
I cannot wait for August 6! And in the meantime, no matter where you are -- please share voice by voting, pay it forward by volunteering and maybe even... RUN FOR SOMETHING!
Thank you for the ongoing support, tough questions, and strength and creativity in taking care of your own families. Children need support of adults to thrive. Let's try not overthink the rest because no one is an expert on what to do other than to stay safe, calm and appreciative of our own values and decisions.
We got this!
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