Enough is Enough TN Launches Nashville Billboard Demanding Governor Bill Lee Call on State Representative David Byrd to Resign
April 8, 2019
Contact: Emily Tseffos | firstname.lastname@example.org | 920-850-3010
[Nashville, TN] -- Enough is Enough Tennessee has purchased a billboard demanding that Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Lee call on State Representative David Byrd to resign. Byrd, who is serving in the Tennessee House of Representatives, is alleged to have sexually assaulted three of his former high school basketball players. The north-facing digital billboard went live early this morning on I-65 heading South towards South Nashville neighborhoods, Brentwood, and Franklin, just after the intersection of I-65 and I-440.
The Billboard features pictures of Governor Lee and Representative Byrd and reads: “GOVERNOR LEE: REP. DAVID BYRD MUST GO! THREE WOMEN SAY DAVID BYRD SEXUALLY ABUSED THEM AS CHILDREN. PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. DAVID BYRD MUST GO.” Governor Lee met with one of Byrd’s alleged victims, Christi Rice, almost four weeks ago, but Lee has yet to take any significant action or even make an official statement regarding the meeting or Rep. Byrd.
Enough is Enough TN had originally hoped to launch the billboard on April 1st, but the design was rejected by several Nashville area billboard vendors despite the credible nature of the allegations. Not only has Rep. Byrd not denied the allegations, he apologized to Rice in a recorded phone call, and a friend of Byrd’s, Michael Edwards, has come forward to say that Byrd confessed that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a student and wanted to take her to a motel.
The billboard is a part of Indivisible and Enough is Enough TN’s campaign to hold elected representatives accountable at the state level for their roles in protecting representatives who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
WHAT: Nashville Billboard Demanding that Governor Lee Call on State Rep. David Byrd to resign over child sex abuse allegations
WHO: Enough is Enough TN
WHERE: I-65 heading South towards South Nashville neighborhoods, Brentwood, and Franklin, just after the intersection of I-65 and I-440
WHEN: April 8, 2019 beginning at 12:01 AM