Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Knoxville Pride and Knox Accountability

I made the trip to Knoxville yesterday for Pridefest. The pictures are here. They had higher crowds than ever before. It would have been a good opportunity for candidates to engage over 1000 voters, but the only campaign with a presence was Obama's. I could make the case for any of the U.S. Senate candidates to be there, but I was struck by the fact that Mike Padgett's campaign wasn't represented.

The festival took place on Market Square. One thing
I noticed right away was a banner hanging
over a door in one of the offices being revamped for Knox Accountability, a group pushing a petition drive to clean up the corruption in County government. The Knoxville News Sentinel covered the kickoff of the campaign.

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