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CALL TO ACTION! – Clarksville Mayor Snub’s NAACP President

 

The NAACP LogoTerry McMoore, Director of the Urban Resource Center, publicly denounced the snubbing of NAACP President Jimmie M. Garland, Sr. and its organization by Clarksville Mayor, Johnny E. Piper. During all my years of service to the community of Clarksville – Montgomery County, as both a former State NAACP Official and Political Action Chairman, I refuse to stand by idly while people of color are treated unfairly, our city mayor continues to turn his back to our issues and publicly disrespects the NAACP and its President.

Never, in the more than 50 year history of this local branch, has a sitting Mayor refused to meet with an NAACP President. When Mayor Johnny Piper snubs the local association he has without a doubt snubbed its entire membership body, the African American community and the rich history that surrounds the nation’s largest and oldest Civil Rights organization and its worldwide constituency and supporters.

Looking back at the recent slow response of our National Government toward the victims of hurricane Katrina and the comments and feelings of Americans and leaders worldwide raises the same questions here locally and is on the lips of many in the African American community, “Does Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper Like or Even Care About Black People?”

Mr. McMoore has issued a call to action on the part of all citizens of Clarksville regardless of race or nationality to write, email or call the Mayor’s office and demand the immediate dismantlement of the Good ole boy system, an immediate halt to snubbing of the NAACP organization, a true cleanup of the hostile working environment that continues to exist for black police officers, minorities, and women at the Clarksville Police Department, and a place at the table for more minority citizens so that the local government begins to truly resemble the diversity of our great city.

Contact for this release:

Terry McMoore Director Urban Resource Center

(931) 378-1999

Email: terrymcmoore@hotmail.com


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One Response to “CALL TO ACTION! – Clarksville Mayor Snub’s NAACP President”

  1. Debbie Boen Says:
    March 5th, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    Debbie Boen

    March 05, 2007

    Mayor Johnny Piper
    1 Public Square
    Clarksville, TN 37040
    (931) 645-7444

    Dear Mayor Piper:

    It very much dismays me that Terry McMoore is dismayed by your relationship with him and the NAACP. I have known Terry and Wanda for a few years now and we admire them as civil liberties leaders in this community. Terry especially, has been very active in doing all he can to make this area a better place to live for all. The NAACP represents all people and I am proud to call myself a member.

    Terry is very upset with you. I don’t know what you are thinking to not want to work together with these outstanding members of our community in making a better Clarksville.

    PLEASE be kind and wise in this time. I think you are and can do some great things for Clarksville, but not in exclusion of vital parts of the population.

    Sincerely,
    Debbie Boen

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