Tami Sawyer

Mayor, Memphis

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Tami is running because the city can’t wait for a mayor committed to equity and opportunity for all of Memphis, not just the few. From education to economic opportunity, criminal justice reform to neighborhood investment, the current city administration is failing Memphis’s majority—working class people of color. The city can’t wait because 43% of Memphians make less than a living wage in a city where 65% of our current jobs are at risk for elimination due to automation, and the mayor has no plan to address that, nor is he invested in solving the escalating and interlocking crises of poverty and racism in the city. After years of his leadership, Memphis is still the poorest major, Black-majority city in the country, with some of the lowest opportunity indicators across all quality of life measurements, from healthcare to home ownership to education outcomes. For these reasons Tami is seeking to bring her progressive agenda to city hall and fix Memphis.

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