Updated: Sep 20, 2022
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD - respectfully and with the love of Jesus.
We the People of West TN encourage their members and citizens to make their voices be heard regarding local events that they find contrary to community and personal standards - most especially when it comes to situations affecting our children. The following information is provided to help you let your voice be heard. Emails and calls are great but good old-fashioned written communication makes a strong statement as well. Venting on social media has it place, but it does NOT replace personal contact. RECORD/SAVE ALL RESPONSES - if you are fortunate enough to receive any! Share them with Londa: email@example.com
For TN law regarding obscenity, please download and open the following file of several helpful documents that substantiate the OBJECTION and UNLAWFULNESS of this event being held in a public park.
IN ADDITION, I've copied and pasted the most pertinent TN Law below:
Current through the 2022 Regular Session.
TN - Tennessee Code Annotated > Title 7 Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities > Local Government Functions > Chapter 51 Miscellaneous Governmental and Proprietary Functions > Part 14 Adult-Oriented Establishments 7-51-1407. Restrictions on locations of adult-oriented businesses.
(1) An adult-oriented establishment or adult cabaret shall not locate within one thousand feet (1,000′) of a child care facility, a private, public, or charter school, a public park, family recreation center, a residence, or a place of worship.
(2) For the purposes of subdivision (a)(1), measurements shall be made in a straight line in all directions, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest point on the property line of a parcel containing an adult-oriented establishment to the nearest point on the property line of a parcel containing a child care facility, a private, public, or charter school, a public park, family recreation center, a residence, or a place of worship.
(b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to an adult-oriented business located in an otherwise prohibited location in operation on July 1, 2007, and the business activity shall be deemed an existing use of the property; provided, that the business remains in continuous operation as an adult-oriented business regardless of change of ownership.
SNAIL MAIL is tried and true - especially when hand-addressed.
It's alot more personal and intentional than emaiils.
I just did BOTH to all of these people...
TAKE TIME AND DO THE SAME...
if you don't, you have no reason to complain - in my humble opinion.
WRITE, CALL, EMAIL as follows - do them ALL!
City of Jackson Government
100 E. Main Room 302 Jackson, TN 38301
***Mayor Scott Conger firstname.lastname@example.org 731-425-8240 -remember, he's running for re-election...you might mention that :)
Parks Department Head: Tony Black email@example.com 731-425-8203
Your (or ALL) City Council Representatives find their contact info at: https://www.jacksontn.gov/government/departments/city_council/councilmember_biographies Again - they are ALL up for re-election come May, 2023. Mention that! Would you believe..... they have now postponed the regular City Council meeting from 10/4 to 10/11? What does THAT tell you? Let them know you realize the game they are playing..... 109 E. Main Suite 107 Jackson, TN 38301
100 E. Main Room 302
Jackson, TN 38301
**Mayor AJ Massey firstname.lastname@example.org 731-423-6020
**District Attorney General Jody Pickens 225 Martin Luther King Drive Suite 330 Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-5800 email: email@example.com
West TN Healthcare Foundation
74 Director’s Row Jackson, TN 38305
Director Dr. Frank McMeen
731-225-4774 also 731-984-2140 and 731-541-5000
Sadly, when you click on CONTACT and fill out the form, it goes nowhere. I've called to let them know this and asked for an email address in a voice message. Best bet: WRITE a snail mail letter (one in an envelope with a stamp!)
YOUR CHURCH PASTOR & LEADERSHIP
Contact them to encourage them to lead based on Biblical principles for our society. Following in italics is from Dutch Sheets, Sept. 14 Give Him 15. “For Christians to separate God and the Bible from the government is not only unscriptural, it is also illogical and irresponsible. Refusing to make a stand from our pulpits on these and other important issues is as unbiblical as it is devastating….Ignoring our freedom to speak up and act literally empowers the evils of our day. As a result, others have actively indoctrinated our children, shaped our laws, and determined our national direction. “Not to speak IS to speak.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer). “To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.” (Martin Luther King). The serpent is crafty (Get 3:1) He has worked his craftiness and sold Christians the lie that we should stay out of government, thereby removing one of God’s primary, most significant channels for delivering His life, blessings, and justice into the earth. This allows satan and those without the biblical worldview our nation was founded on to fill the void. We are feeding the beast, and it is getting stronger. The church must reclaim her voice once again. Only half of Americans claiming to be evangelical Christians are registered to vote and many who are registered don’t bother to do so.” Voting and speaking in the public square must be actively and repeatedly encouraged by the church. Above all, PRAY that this abomination be stopped!
1 in 3 Christians do not vote consistently. Motivate and equip Christians to
PRAY THINK VOTE. Find wonderful resources at: www.myfaithvotes.org