Members of Fisk’s faculty, staff and student body traveled to the Davidson County Election Commission to join Nashvillians in casting their ballots regarding the proposed charter amendment that would designate English as the official language of Metro government, with exceptions for health and safety.
Sharon Kay from Fisk’s 88.1 FM, WFSK was on-site conducting a live remote broadcast for the station. During the broadcast, Fisk University President Hazel R. O’Leary along with Fisk seniors D.J. Hudson, SGA President Vincent Stokes, Jefferson Cox and others shared their commentary on the issues with Sharon Kay.
“Many citizens aren’t fully aware of what is at stake with the proposed ammendment,” Cox said. “We need more awarness and our community should strive to make sure that local government services and documents are sensitive to diversity and accessible by all citizens. For the Fisk family to be informed and to travel together to cast our ballots was important.”
Early voting in Davidson County runs through January 17. The special election takes place on January 22.