Renaming Memphis Airport 'ELVIS PRESLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT'
  • Petitioned Memphis City Council

This petition was delivered to:

THE INTERNATIONAL EP AIRPORT FOUNDATION
Memphis City Council

Renaming Memphis Airport 'ELVIS PRESLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT'

    1. Paul Turner
    2. Petition by

      Paul Turner

      london, United Kingdom

Since the death of Elvis Presley millions of fans from across the world have travelled to Memphis & Graceland ..Graceland has had over 16 million Visitors since it opened it's front door in the early 1980's.

Elvis has brought much needed revenue to Memphis providing jobs to local people within the hotels , Airport , Eateries, Shops , Clubs , Cafe's , Zoo.

Elvis' undeniable success and contribution to Memphis Music makes this campaign a worthwhile tribute to honour Memphis' most famous resident .

Liverpool renamed their Airport John Lennon airport many years ago ..Memphis should honour it's most famous Son by renaming their Airport 'ELVIS PRESLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT'

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 3,500 signatures
    2. COME ON ALL YOU ELVIS FANS !! WHERE ARE YOU ??

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      We are approaching the 3000 mark and we need to give this cause a big push .
      There are over 5 million Elvis fans on FB collectively and You tube boasts simular numbers..So where are you all ..Tell everyone you know , it takes a few mins to register and sign your name .
      Is Elvis worth this Honour? If the answer is YES then do all you can to help me make this worthy honour become a reality.

    3. We are getting support from Elvis' Inner circle of friends

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      We have the support of one of Elvis' most trusted friends..Mr Marty Lacker , He as written a letter to those in power at city hall. Thank you Marty , let's get the support of EPE ..they must know about this petition ..why are they not showing us their support ..Elvis keeps all those at EPE in a job! Come on EPE where are you ??

    4. Reached 2,500 signatures
    5. Slowing down !

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      I know there are many millions of Elvis fans , where are you ? ..tell everyone you know in the Elvis world ..Sign our petition and give Elvis th honor he so rightly deserves.

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. Setting a new goal of 3500 signitures

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for your messages of support , the owners of the Airport will be approached and City council leaders will also be told about our cause .. Elvis fans are a vital source of income for the city , city officials need to recognize Elvis Presley as Memphis' biggest attraction and oh our the man who has brought millions of dollars into the city over the last 35 years.

    8. THANKS FOR YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for your support and good wishes for this worthy cause , I have recieved a ton of emails which made me smile and very proud to say Elvis has the best fans in the world ,,Please make a noise within the Elvis world and get it out in the public domain, I will not let this rest till I have the mayor of Memphis knocking on my door asking me for a meeting !! lol If we all stopped going to Memphis in protest would they listen then..that would put a dint in the pockets of the airlines , hotels , clubs , eateries ..ELVIS DESERVES THIS HONOUR

    9. Reached 1,500 signatures
    10. NEW TARGET 2000 BY THE END OF TODAY ..COME ON GUYS !!

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      There are millions of Elvis fans out there !! Lets give Elvis the tribute he rightly deserves.

    11. Reached 1,000 signatures
    12. Lets hit the 1000 figure !

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      One Thousand signitures within 24 hours would be an amazing feat ..I hope we can achive this by 12 Midnight tonight

    13. Reached 750 signatures
    14. I have emailed EPE in Memphis to make them aware of our cause

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      If EPE take up this cause and support us in making this happen then it will give a lot of weight , hopefully we will see it in the news section of elvis.com , Many thanks to Elvis Express Radio for supporting us by highlighting our cause in their news section .

    15. In Numbers we will make our voices heard , Elvis fans are amazing !

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      Our target is 35000 sigintures..A thousand for every year since Elvis left the Building ..SPREAD THE WORD , MAKE THIS YEAR A YEAR FOR ELVIS & HIS WONDERFUL FANS

    16. Reached 500 signatures
    17. Do you know anyone who can help promote the cause

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      I am looking at approaching all Elvis / Memphis attractions such as Sun Studios / Graceland/Memphis Zoo / Stax/ Mud Island to see if there are any ways they can help us promote naming the Airport as the tourists that visit are important for these attractions to survive...can you help

    18. Reached 250 signatures
    19. WELL DONE FELLOW ELVIS FANS !

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      Lets keep up the good work , the only way this will be a success is if everyone knows about it .
      E-MAIL your Elvis friends and fan clubs , this is long over due.

    20. Reached 100 signatures
    21. LETS GET INTO SIX FIGURES !

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      The more support that this campaign has the better chance we have of making heads turn in Memphis , We have to stand up and be counted on this ..get your friends to sign and lets show memphis officials that we are a force to be reckoned with ..If you are a member of an Elvis fan club or publication then get them involved , We need the help of Heavy Weight organizations like EPE in Memphis..If you know someone who can help then e mail me : paulelvis2010@hotmail.co.uk

    22. Reached 50 signatures
    23. This Cause is now gaining speed , lets make it happen in 2012

      Paul Turner
      Petition Organizer

      Elvis puts an incrediable $170,000,000 into the Local Economy ..providing local people with jobs in all area's of tourisim in memphis..To fly into Elvis Presley International Airport would be an Exciting Experience ..seeing Elvis on your flight tickets , Airport Signs , Lugage tags ..No matter where you are flying from in the world every airport in every city will have Elvis Presley lit up on the outward bound boards..Lets give Elvis the recognition he truly deserves in 2012.

    24. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Howard Banney HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Nobody deserves it more.

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    • roger bloch HADDONFIELD, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      I am an Elvis fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Kevin Riley MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Because Memphis owes Elvis and this would be the right thing to do. You reap the benefits from Elvis so give him something back. If you don't then go hang your heads in shame.

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    • Karin Asmussen GUDERUP, 6430 NORDBORG, DENMARK, DENMARK
      • about 1 year ago

      Memory of The King..

      Wanna see everthing of&from Elvis Presley The King

      soon ...!!!! <3

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    • Marie Rennie ANSTRUTHER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Surely it would be an honor to have your airport named after such a legend!

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