November 2, 2018

Shekari Volunteers at the Polls

From an article in Courthouse News Service by DANIEL JACKSON For the rest of the article, read here: https://www.courthousenews.com/once-denied-a-vote-she-now-watches-over-polls/ Down the hall from where voting is going on, attorney Melody Shekari stands next to a table holding up plates of cold cuts, chips, veggies and soda. She volunteered to stand on-call to answer any election-related legal questions from the Bredesen …

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August 4, 2018

Thank YOU

Congratulations to Yusuf Hakeem for House on his win of the Democratic Primary last night.  I am beyond grateful for every hour our team spent, every one of the over 4,000 doors we knocked, every dollar donated, and every single one of the 1,637 voters who believed in me. I ask you to support Democratic Values in the November Election for all …

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March 1, 2018

Invitation to 2018 Chattanooga Persian Nowruz Celebration

Chattanooga-area Persian community members invite YOU to celebrate the Persian Nowruz (New Year) at our celebration in the Bessie Smith Hall on Friday March 23 at 6 pm. The Persian Nowruz falls on the first day of spring, celebrates the rebirth of nature, and includes symbols representing hopes for the new year. Your ticket includes a persian dinner (kebabs, rice, …

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January 20, 2018

Melody Around Chattanooga

Thousands participated in the 2018 Women’s March. Melody was one of a number of local speakers and advocated for women to stay political active. Read the complete article at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.   Melody co-chaired the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee’s Heroes Luncheon in 2017. See the CityScope coverage here Melody was interviewed about her participation and …

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November 3, 2017

Melody Joins the Bar of Tennessee

In October 2017, Melody joined the Bar of Tennessee after taking the bar exam in July. Melody received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law in 2014. In law school, she served as the President of the Graduate Student Government, representative the Student Bar Association, president of the Energy & Environmental Law Society, …

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February 2, 2017

Over a thousand people join candlelight vigil at Coolidge Park for refugees

“Melody Shekari judged the event a success. A child of first-generation immigrants, she unsuccessfully challenged Fleischmann, for his seat this fall. She said the demonstrators represented a full spectrum of voices that could prompt real change. “I just thought it was beautiful,” she said. “At least we’re talking about it. And clearly we care if we can get this many …

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August 8, 2016

WATCH: The Immigrant Daughter Candidate

A group of motivated immigrants and citizens alike came together in support for Melody Shekari for Congress. At this fundraising event, supporters expressed the reasons why we need Melody Shekari, and why she is the best candidate for the position.  

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