People For the American Way

People For the American Way Applauds Reinstatement of Rep. Justin Jones   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2023

Contact: Press at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. – Following the vote by the Nashville Metro Council to reinstate Rep. Justin Jones to his seat representing that district in the Tennessee House, after the unprecedented expulsion of Representatives Jones and Justin J. Pearson, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“The far-right leadership in the Tennessee House wanted to make an example of Justin Jones, and they succeeded – but not at all in the way they intended.  Rep. Jones is a hero for his commitment to his constituents and his principles, and the Nashville Metro Council recognized that today when they returned him to office as quickly as possible. We’re confident that both he and Rep. Justin J. Pearson will not only be reinstated by their district officials but will be reelected by the voters who chose them.  Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton and his caucus tried to override the will of the people with their dangerous and antidemocratic expulsion. We are glad to say that they failed, and will fail again.”

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About People For the American Way

People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org