Richard Massey

Voter Education Activist

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What Democrats Must Do to Win in November Unmistakably, the First Presidential debate left much to be desired for the Biden-Harris re-election campaign...

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Local sanitation workers continue strikes after coworker's death | localmemphis.com After walking off the job in protest last week, Wednesday's demonstrators say they are not backing down.

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Memphis passes 'Achieving Driving Equality' after Tyre Nichols' death The ordinance is the latest in several sought by police reform advocates. Another ordinance that would consolidate several was deferred for two weeks.

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MPD stop of 18-year-old driver prompts calls for further reform After a recent altercation between MPD officers and an 18-year-old driver, local activists are now calling for further police reforms.

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Kyle Rittenhouse to speak at University of Memphis amid concerns and complaints from students “We’re also a city that is predominately Black and we’re also a city that is grappling with gun violence... we are actively giving a platform to a white nationalist,” said UofM sophomore Richard Massey.

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TN Lawmakers propose bill to remove schools under MSC | News | fox13memphis.com The proposed legislation could potentially remove elected school board members elected by their communities and instead have appointed board members.

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Inviting Candidates to Share a Memorial Day Message As Memorial Day approaches, we at JustMy are excited to extend a special invitation to all political candidates participating in our #PitchCLUB package.

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Memorial Day Wish from Community Activist Richard Massey This Memorial Day, let us honor the memory of our fallen heroes by remembering their courage, sacrifice, and the freedoms they have secured for us.

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The GOP and Contraception: How Trump Has Opened the Door to Birth Control Restrictions The GOP backtracking it’s extreme stances on abortion access, contraceptions, and IVF is mere rhetoric.

About


I am a tireless champion for progressive change, fighting to uplift working-class Americans and amplify the voices of the underrepresented through grassroots mobilization and advocacy. My work embodies the core Democratic values of equality, justice, and opportunity for all.

At the local level in Memphis, I have been at the forefront of crucial reform efforts. I spearheaded the introduction of transformative measures like the Tyre Nichols Driving Equality Act and a comprehensive police misconduct database - bold steps towards accountability and racial justice. I fought tirelessly to secure better pay, improved safety protections, and bonuses for our essential sanitation workers during the 2023 strikes. 

My impact extends to securing a fair, equitable city budget that prioritizes public education, infrastructure, housing, transportation, and livable wages for city employees. When the Tennessee legislature passed its discriminatory drag ban, I coordinated actions with OutMemphis to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.

As a University of Memphis student and future legal professional, I have honed my advocacy skills through internships with Congressman Steve Cohen and the Equity Alliance. My roles with the Tennessee Young Democrats, including West Tennessee VP, TNYD Black Caucus Secretary, and Labor Relations Chair, allow me to empower youth and mobilize voters around Democratic priorities.

In 2024, I emerged as a powerful voice challenging Tennessee's supermajority, fighting against regressive bail bills and efforts to put more guns in schools. Being recognized as one of Memphis' Top 20 Under 30 exemplifies the profound impact of my work.

Looking ahead, I am poised to take my advocacy nationwide as a champion for Democratic candidates. My efforts to establish emergency heat warning systems, rent control measures, youth apprenticeship programs, and marijuana decriminalization demonstrate my forward-thinking, progressive vision aligned with the Party's agenda.  

With my proven track record of grassroots activism, policy expertise, and deep commitment to uplifting marginalized communities, I represent the future of the Democratic movement - a catalyst for real, lasting change that improves lives and strengthens our democracy. I will be an unwavering voice for the people.