Building A Knoxville for All
People-centered policies that advance development in disenfranchised communities
Our movement is proud of our roots in Rescue and Restoration, an organization founded by Black elders to find solutions to problems facing the Black community. Since our founding from R&R's Political Caucus in 2017, we have supported the campaigns of two current city council members and other competitive candidates.
People should be part of the decisions that impact their communities. We want to empower everyday people to run for office, encourage their neighbors to vote, and show up to council meetings.
Knoxville has a mayor-strong government, meaning that even council members don't get a fair say in budgetary decisions. We want to amend these processes to make them more equitable, using strategies like participatory budgeting.
Our city's budget repeatedly disadvantages Black zip codes, and it fails to address poverty and homelessness. Our candidates are committed to supporting policies that uplift the communities in which our city has historically disinvested.