The Memphis City Council has created a Parks Naming Study Committee to recommend either retaining the original park names to our 3 CS parks or obtaining suggestions for new names. We need to let them know that the majority of the people are for KEEPING the original historic names.
Let the avalanche begin!
Please send an email to the following Parks Study Committee members. Here are their addresses.
Bill.firstname.lastname@example.org; Harold.email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Pastorkeith4@aol.com; email@example.com; Michael_robinson@loc.edu; Larry.firstname.lastname@example.org;
Recommended letter format:
To: Parks Naming Study Committee
Dear Committee Member:
"THE CIVIL WAR PARKS SHOULD NOT BE RENAMED.
THEY SHOULD KEEP THEIR HISTORIC NAMES OF FORREST PARK,
CONFEDERATE PARK, AND JEFFERSON DAVIS PARK."
Then give whatever reasons you wish. Thus, there will be no question about where you stand (and no uncertainty to anybody keeping track of the numbers).
If you are from out of town, don't feel shy about saying that you have/are/or will travel to Memphis and that one of the important points of your visit is to see Forrest Park, Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park.
Conclude with: "Please leave the names alone." Again, so they know exactly where you stand.
Thanks for your help and support.
And we’re still taking contributions for the Parks Legal Defense Fund.
Citizens to Save Our Parks
PO Box 241875
Memphis, TN 38124
A recent development, Lee Millar and the Parks Legal Defense team has determined that Memphis City law states that only the mayor can rename a park. This makes the recent action of the city council invalid and since the Tennessee state legislature recently passed a law prohibiting such actions, no one will be able to make such unauthorized, illegal and unwarranted changes in the future. Lee Millar and the SCV team are preparing to hold a press conference soon regarding this finding.