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, July 13, 2008

Profile of Dee Butler: Environmental Protest Candidate

The Tennessee Tribune includes an extensive profile of Dee Butler, Democratic candidate for State Senate District 16.

I believe in a greener tomorrow. I support the early education of our
students and community in the need to rethink the way we interact with
our environment, including increased community awareness of
the need to reduce, recycle, and reuse resources in our homes and

She says her candidacy was prompted by the discovery of a high levels of toxic materials in the soil and water causing a public health threat. She found a lack of concern from Senator Jim Tracy, whom she hopes to face in November.

The piece goes on to cite the wide gap that traditionally separates environmental activism and racial minorities and the propensity of poor and minority communities to be victims of polluters.
Dee Butler faces Jean Anne Rogers of Murfreesboro in the Democratic primary.

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