MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — P. Moses, a community activist and musician, kicked off her campaign for the Memphis mayoral race Friday.
She picked Beale Street to shed light on how underpaid she says local performers and musicians are.
Moses is best known as the founder of Black Lives Matter Memphis. She told the crowd that other candidates are out of touch with the issues that affect most Memphis residents.
“This is not a test. I am running for the right reason. We must move Memphis forward. If you are a registered voter, you should want to elect someone who is not afraid to make a sacrifice,” said Moses.
Moses will face incumbent mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer, former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, and Pastor Lemichael Wilson in the October election.