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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Forces of Reaction at Work in Metro Races: District 25

Nashvillian Earl Lamons sent an email to Metro Nashville Council District 25 candidate James Kaminski about the Contract Accountability Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Here's the reply he received last week:


Thank you for your message. I would have voted against it. I think it is inappropriate for a businesses to comply with this. Its implementation will serve as a deterrent to potential businesses in the future. I am tired of all the attention this gets, and will be voting against any future bills which are similar to this anti-discrimination bill. I hope I have adequately addressed your question. Please feel free to contact me with any more questions or suggestions.


James M. Kaminski

If you ever doubted whether these elections are important, this email should clear up any confusion. There is definitely a battle for sensible, progressive government in Nashville. We have a choice between candidates who are thoughtful about moving Nashville forward like District 25 incumbent Sean McGuire and people who are "tired" of tackling the issues that face our city like Mr. Kaminski. We have a choice between candidates who know what really affects the jobs environment of our city and candidates who mistakenly believe that valuing talent and merit in an environment free of discrimination is somehow a barrier to attracting great companies, many of which already have inclusive policies.

Let's turn out the reality-based vote for candidates who aren't tired of moving Nashville forward.

-Chris Sanders

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