Rainbow/PUSH hopes indictments lead to new leadership - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Rainbow/PUSH hopes indictments lead to new leadership

The Memphis Rainbow/PUSH Coalition plans to use the indictments of state legislators as an opportunity to recruit new leadership.

The group's recruitment campaign begins this summer.

The message: it is still honorable to serve in public office and good people are needed to serve.

Dr. LaSimba Gray says it's time for a change at the top.

"We have seen members of the legislature and members of the local government stay beyond the physical capacity to serve, but because of name recognition and re-electibility they have gone back many many times to serve," he said.

Dr. Gray says his organization plans to commission a study on the pros and cons of term limits for local and state elections to see if that is another solution.

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