Right for MemphisMoss for MemphisCordova Strong, and the entire Committee for De-annexation believe that the citizens of Cordova and Memphis should have the ability to exercise their rights, under Tennessee Law, by having their voices heard when it comes to their annexation, and possible de-annexation by placing a referendum on the next election ballot.

Citizens never received the chance to vote on whether they wanted to become a part of the City of Memphis.  The Committee for De-annexation would like to see them get that chance as well as help relieve the City of Memphis from the enormous financial burden that in large measure was the result of creating a massive, costly city infrastructure serving fewer and fewer taxpayers.


Meet the Committee for De-annexation

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History of Annexation in Memphis


“Since 1960, Memphis more than doubled in land mass by leapfrogging fleeing residents, annexing dozens of times, the city now stretching 24 miles from the Mississippi River to the Fayette County line — making it larger than Boston, St. Louis, Atlanta and Washington, D. C. combined, according to U.S. Census figures.”

— Marc Perrusquia & Grant Smith, The Commercial Appeal
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“Though Memphis has added as many as 157,000 residents through annexation since 1970, swelling its land mass by roughly 50 percent to an estimated 320 square miles — bigger than New York City, the nation’s most populated city with 8.4-million residents — our population isn’t substantially different now than before we gained all that land. In fact, with an estimated 653,450 current residents, the city actually has 7,900 fewer people than it did in 1975, when 661,319 people called Memphis home.”

— Marc Perrusquia & Grant Smith, The Commercial Appeal
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