MICHALYN FOR MEMPHIS
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NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Incumbents ousted in Memphis City Council runoff election
Easter-Thomas told WMC Action News 5 she’s “humbled and thankful for the opportunity to serve all the people of the district. This win represents a move toward communities in District 7 getting what they need and deserve. The people have spoken.”
JUNE 13, 2020
Mid-South lawmakers hold ‘Masks for Memphis’ giveaway to battle spread of COVID-19
Hundreds of people most at-risk for contracting coronavirus were able to get free masks Saturday, thanks to a fundraiser and giveaway organized by three local lawmakers. State Representative Antonio Parkinson and Memphis City Council members Michalyn Easter-Thomas and Rhonda Logan are the brains behind the endeavor, called Masks for Memphis.
NOVEMBER 12, 2021
Need the perfect selfie? Whitehaven has you covered
Pose 901 opened up this summer and owners Antoine Lever and Michalyn Easter-Thomas hope to inspire a photo experience that emphasizes the pride of the Mid-South. Each set in the space has a theme that is uniquely Memphis influenced.
JANUARY 11, 2023
Memphis organizations fight blight by turning vacant lots into parks
Community Redevelopment Agency, also known as CRA, works to provide affordable housing and blight remediation. CRA has worked closely with Memphis Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas. Together, they are working to convert more areas of blight into sanctuary lots and affordable housing.
APRIL 11, 2023
Memphis City Council passes ‘Driving Equality Act,’ tables other policing ordinance
The “Driving Equality Act in Honor of Tyre Nichols” will prevent pre-textual stops by Memphis police for secondary violations. Its sponsor, Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas, says the ordinance will put police where they’re needed. Councilwoman Easter-Thomas says after its passing, Memphis is now the sixth city in the US to adopt a driving equality act.
APRIL 21, 2023
Ahead of Tom Lee Park re-opening, Memphis River Parks hires City Councilwoman as first-ever education director
Building on significant new investment in the riverfront to create learning and career opportunities for young Memphians, Memphis River Parks Partnership has named Memphis City Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas its first Director of Education Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships.
JULY 2, 2023
Memphis City Council hosts re-entry program ‘Restoration of Rights’
“We're helping people get their records expunged,” Easter-Thomas said. “We want people to go back on the roads as voters; to be able to get those jobs, to be able to have their driver's license instated.” The District 7 representative said the goal was to offer expungement “in a place where it's not intimidating.”