Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday
This week, I appeared on WREG’s Live at 9 to discuss health care, President Trump and promote my town hall meeting tomorrow, celebrated National Night Out by attending programs around the city, attended the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Tennessee Headquarters Centennial Celebration, participated in a National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) town hall meeting on mental health, and spoke at the Frayser Exchange Club meeting. Keep reading to learn more about my week and follow me on Twitter and Facebook to see more updates as they happen.
Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday
Celebrating National Night Out
Attending the COGIC Tennessee Headquarters Centennial Celebration
Participating in a NAMI Mental Health Town Hall
Speaking at the Frayser Exchange Meeting
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Tomorrow at 10 AM, I will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Burton Callicott Auditorium at the Memphis College of Art (1930 Poplar Ave.). I know health care is on the forefront of many peoples' minds, and I look forward to discussing the important issues that matter most to you. More details here. I was on WREG Live at 9 this morning to discuss health care, President Trump and promote the town hall. You can watch the segment here.
On Tuesday, I attended several different Memphis neighborhood association events to celebrate National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual movement across the country to help build trust between the police and communities to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. I was pleased to meet former Memphis State Tigers point guard Andre Turner, the Little General, and his family (pictured above). Go Tigers!
On Monday, I congratulated Bishop David Hall, Sr., Mother Geraldine Miller, and members of Church of God in Christ (COGIC) on the Tennessee Jurisdictional Headquarters 100th Anniversary at Pentecostal Temple. I was on the Don Imus radio show in June, and I told him we shared a mutual friend, the late Bishop G.E. Patterson. Bishop Patterson was the Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of COGIC. I want to thank COGIC for filling the physical, emotional, and most importantly spiritual needs in Memphis.
On Thursday, I participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Memphis Affiliate town hall meeting on mental health issues. At the town hall, we discussed the Affordable Care Act and mental health legislation before Congress. I was joined at the meeting by State Representative Johnnie Turner, NAMI President Dr. John Tetzeli, NAMI Vice President Yvonne Osbourne and other members of NAMI Memphis Chapter’s board.
On Thursday, I spoke at the Frayser Exchange Club weekly meeting at Impact Baptist Church. During the meeting, I gave attendees a legislative update on health care, protecting our democracy from Russia and President Trump and supporting the Democrats’ new Better Deal economic agenda to bring jobs to Memphis.
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In honor of Saturday’s town hall – a viral response from Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)’s town hall:
Each week, I share a health tip in the hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle for residents of the Ninth Congressional District. As always, it is best to check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, exercise routine or lifestyle.
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As always, I remain.
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