Community Oversight Now – Nashville

I’m really glad I was able to attend Community Oversight Now‘s news conference in support of their Nashville charter referendum campaign to have an independent community oversight board on Wednesday April 4th, 2018 in East Nashville.

I drive an older car and the tail lights short out a lot. I have to replace the bulb at least every 3 months or so. I always get pulled over but I’ve never felt ill at ease or in danger. I’ve never had any trouble with our Nashville police force but I also realize I’ve always been blonde haired, blue-eyed and white. not everybody has the same sense of safety all day every day that I take for granted and that is a shame.

I firmly believe that the truth can always be questioned because if you’re doing what’s right you are not afraid for your actions to be looked at in the light. Please join me in support of Community Oversight Now – Nashville.


June 7, 2017 mind dump

I don’t want you to donate money, but you can if you want. Money in politics IS the problem. Donations will all go to buying my lunches throughout the campaign & funding street art wheat-paste poster printing.

I’m running as an Independent, as I believe our two-party system is the Good Ole Boy Network nonsense that has led to voters looking at the color of a candidate’s party affiliation instead of their character and ideals.

I’m pro legalization of Marijuana. I want to use the revenue to build out state wide municipal fiber optic internet following the Chattanooga model and implement a state Firewall (open source software that protects from cyber attack, NOT a brick and mortar wall that would cost Billion$ and change Nothing). We need to harden the security of IT for all state servers, data, networks and utilities.

I support the building of Earthship Biotecture housing out of recycled materials for our homeless in the places that already have tent cities and on other underused property.

I’m against unconstitutional legislation on any level, but especially ridiculous bills at the state level which clearly violate the separation of Church and State and would never hold up in court, even though they were proposed by a career politician with a law degree and/or the Koch Brothers.

I support LGBT+ anti-discrimination laws and I’d like to see all public bathroom signage changed to make them Unisex bathrooms. This would allow families to enter the same bathroom together without worry and eliminate a lot of nonsense debates rooted in homophobia.

I support single payer universal healthcare.

Please join my mailing list right now, register to vote, and show up at the polls 8/2/2018 to vote Chad Riden for Governor in the Tennessee state primary. The time to be a complacent slacker who doesn’t care or think politics matters is OVER. For me and for you. #RIDEN4TN