The organized opposition to the English Only charter amendment has raised about $286,000 thus far, according to the financial disclosure statement filed with the Davidson County Election Commission on Thursday.
With the special election on the Metro charter amendment proposal one week away, the opposition group Nashville for All of Us still has about $120,000 cash on hand.
Some of its largest donors include:
- HCA ($50,000)
- Steve Turner from Market Street Investments, the company leading the redevelopment of The Gulch ($50,000)
- Caterpillar Financial ($25,000)
- Rogers Group Investments President Ben Rechter ($25,000)
- Ingram Industries ($25,000)
- Law firm Bass Barry & Sims ($10,000)
- Vanderbilt University ($10,000)
- Gaylord Entertainment ($10,000)
- Cal Turner Jr. ($10,000)
- Venture capitalist Andrew Byrd with Andrew Byrd LLC ($10,000)
- Healthways Chairman Tom Cigarran ($10,000)
- Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis ($10,000)
– Bill Freeman of Freeman Webb Real Estate ($10,000)
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean donated $1,000 to the cause, another example of his vehement opposition the proposal to make English Metro government’s official language.
The group filed two financial disclosures. The second report was for the other measure on the special election ballot, which would make petition-driven referendums on amending the charter simpler and easier to accomplish. Nashville for All of Us has raised a total of about $6,000 for that effort.
Nashville English First had not yet filed a disclosure as of this afternoon.
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