“A Nashville group delivered on its promise to draw more than 1,000 people to an event about the city's future on Sunday.
Then eight mayoral candidates made their promises in front of the crowd. They vowed to work with the group, Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, ona three-point platform of promoting affordable housing, reforming the city's justice system and creating economic opportunity for all.
By far the largest candidate event of the year, the crowd of nearly 1,500 overwhelmed the sanctuary inside Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church and spilled into the gymnasium and rows of chairs hastily arranged in hallways…
Megan Barry — garnering the loudest applause of the day — cited council legislation she helped pass for affordable housing and a Metro employees living-wage bill."