Friends of the Reverend Derrick Hammond, who is seeking re-election to Oak Ridge City Council, are hosting a drive-by campaign rally outdoors at Jackson Square from 1-3 p.m. today (Saturday, October 10).
Residents are invited to drive by to show their support for Hammond at the event, remaining in their cars to maintain social distance while observing health guidelines during the pandemic, a press release said. Supporters will have the opportunity to volunteer to sign post cards for Hammond, to request a yard sign, and to make a campaign contribution. Music will be provided by The Missing Goats as people drive by.
Hammond, who has served as pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church since 2014, was appointed to City Council to fill a vacancy in 2018 and elected to the seat in a special election later that year. He is heavily engaged in community activities and organizations, and he has worked tirelessly to keep the faith and nonprofit communities informed about and engaged in community conversations, especially during the pandemic, the press release said.
He has continued to serve as a strong voice for equity and justice, as evidenced by his involvement with the Oak Ridge peaceful protests, which included a public prayer for police officers, the press release said.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Oak Ridge on City Council,” Hammond said in the release. “I am seeking re-election to continue my commitment to work hard to make Oak Ridge the best it can be and to ensure that all citizens have a voice in the future of our community.”
For more information, see the Hammond for City Council website, http://hammondforcitycouncil.com, and the Facebook page, Hammond for City Council.
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