People’s Convention highlights different approaches to achieving goals

By Updated: June 11, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: June 10, 2019 2:25 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris addressed the crowd during the People<span>&rsquo;</span>s Convention on Saturday June 8. The event at the Paradise Event Center brought together politicians, activists, and voters to select a slate of candidates in the local Oct. 3 elections.</strong> <strong>&ldquo;In order for there to be real change in our community, it takes more than just voting. It also takes things like donating,&rdquo; Harris told the gathering.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris addressed the crowd during the Peoples Convention on Saturday June 8. The event at the Paradise Event Center brought together politicians, activists, and voters to select a slate of candidates in the local Oct. 3 elections. “In order for there to be real change in our community, it takes more than just voting. It also takes things like donating,” Harris told the gathering. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

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Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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