'Without Housing' Candidates Forum
Mayoral Candidate Forum
With a room to be filled with over 200 hundred homeless people and dozens of other concerned citizens, a forum run by the homeless will take place at the Downtown Presbyterian Church at 11:15am, Wednesday, May 30th, 2007. John Zirker, president of the Homeless Power Project shares: “we want our members, the homeless of Nashville, to have a chance to meet and get to know the candidates for mayor so we, as homeless voters, can make the vital informed vote.”
Continuing on the work to move the city to prioritize truly affordable housing for homeless and low-income people, the Power Project expects many of the questions to focus on the candidates ability address this critical need. Matt Leber shares: “We can not attract the businesses and the workforce that is required for a growing Nashville, if we cannot offer incoming workers an opportunity for affordable housing. It is a critical need for the homeless but it will benefit everyone.”
Members of the Power Project have been registering homeless and formerly homeless people for the last month and already have several hundred registered. With a collaboration with the Nashville Coalition for the Homeless they expect to be able to register 1,500.
Clemmie Greenlee shares: “With our members becoming registered, educated and ready to vote, candidates for office, need to listen to us. We will be voting.”