In this broken world, let us ask what we are doing, every day, to reduce the number of victims of crime across our city – from literacy to mental health support to investing in our public safety.
Alice Rolli knows she has an uphill climb as a Republican in a very Democratic city, but the business owner and former political strategist for Lamar Alexander sees an opening between Mayor John Cooper’s record property tax hike and lingering perceptions about crime. The last Republican to make it as far as a runoff — David Fox in 2015 — is acting as an advisor and treasurer for Rolli’s campaign. As a native Nashvillian and the daughter of Al Ganier, Rolli is banking on deep ties to the city to lure independent and Democratic voters to her campaign.
Alice Rolli, former state economic development official enters Nashville mayor’s race – Tennessee Outlook
“I see, and I hear, that while Nashville may be a party for our visitors — it isn’t a party for everyone who lives here,” Rolli said in a statement. “Our young families and our most vulnerable neighbors are struggling.” “I hear that with this election we can choose to welcome visitors but insist — at every turn — that the needs of our people, our safety, our infrastructure, and our children’s education — comes first.”
Business strategist, former political aide Alice Rolli enters Nashville mayoral race – The Tennessean
Rolli announced her campaign Friday, joining a growing list of candidates to launch mayoral runs after sitting Nashville Mayor John Cooper revealed he would not seek a second term. “This is a campaign about listening to residents across the county and together setting priorities for our city’s next chapter,” Rolli said in a statement announcing her mayoral bid.
When children of different faiths play together, they learn to love not hate | Opinion – The Tennessean
There is no greater expression of love than to love – and to teach – other people’s children. Children who do not look the same, who do not speak the same language, whose families practice different faith traditions. By including Akiva and other non-Catholic schools, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia and the DAC honor St. Katharine Drexel’s teaching. Their lesson inspires a path for policy makers, education practitioners and parents – secular or sainted – to create more opportunities to help kids discover their strengths.
In all, more than 100,000 products were collected during the month-long Nashville Period Project. Lakisha Simmons, a professor who founded The Achiever Academy, orchestrated the drive when she learned that some high school students routinely miss classes because they can’t afford the products.