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WMC-TV Vice President/GM Lee Meredith

YOUR TURN: John Fox's opinion on consolidating the opposition

WMC-TV Vice President/GM Lee Meredith WMC-TV Vice President/GM Lee Meredith

This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to John Fox. Fox is one of many people who wrote in to oppose Mayor Willie Herenton’s plan for a city-county consolidation referendum.

The mayor said he wants to change the state law so that suburban residents in the county will not have veto power over the consolidation decision.

Fox is mad about that. In his words:

"It’s a shame to listen to the mayor of one of the largest cities in Tennessee talk about repressing the voting public. It seems a lot like another time in history when a group of citizens were refused the ability to vote due to the color of their skin. Having served in the military in defense of democracy and the right for all people to have a chance to vote, I am deeply disturbed by Mayor Herenton’s comments. If we don’t allow citizens to vote, then what did I fight for?"

That’s John Fox’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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