Author Archives: Amanda Yanchury

23 Apr
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Antioch tragedy underscores need for better protections from gun violence

Antioch tragedy underscores the need for better protections from gun violence Sending our condolences to the families of the four victims, and fighting for a better future April 23, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — After a gunman shot and killed four ...

18 Apr
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State House Votes to Take Away $250K Allotted for Memphis Bicentennial Celebration

State House Votes to Take Away $250K Allotted for Memphis Bicentennial Celebration The move was financial retribution for Memphis’ decision to remove Confederate statues April 18, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — After the Republican-led Tennessee House voted to remove $250,000 from ...

16 Apr
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Statement on the Passing of Justice Frank Drowota

Statement on the Passing of Justice Frank Drowota Drowota served as Tennessee Supreme Court Justice from 1980 to 2005 April 16, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Following the news of the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank Drowota, Tennessee ...

11 Apr
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We Stand With Our East Tennessee Immigrant Neighbors

We Stand With Our East Tennessee Immigrant Neighbors And oppose legislation requiring local law enforcement to comply with ICE April 11, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Following last week’s forcible removal and subsequent arrest of 97 long-time Tennesseans in Morristown, Tennessee ...

06 Apr
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Tennessee Democrats Step Up to Run in Record Numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Yanchury 615.270.9468 amanda@tndp.org Tennessee Democrats Step Up to Run in Record Numbers Democrats will be on the ballot to contest nearly every state legislature seat April 6, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Following yesterday’s filing deadline ...

05 Apr
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State Senator Thelma Harper to Retire

State Senator Thelma Harper to Retire First African-American woman elected to the State Senate leaves a legacy of public service April 5, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – After State Senator Thelma Harper announced yesterday that she would not seek reelection for ...

20 Mar
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Jeff Teague joins the Tennessee Democratic Party as Executive Director

Teague’s decades of experience will advance party efforts in 2018 March 20, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The Tennessee Democratic Party is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Teague as Executive Director. Jeff will be responsible for monitoring and management ...

14 Mar
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Part of Gov. Haslam’s Opioid Plan Raises Questions

Former administration official is a lobbyist for a pharmaceutical company March 14, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — In the details of Governor Haslam’s plan to address the opioid epidemic is an allocation of just over $1 million for a drug called ...

14 Mar
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Gayle Jordan Ran A Race We Can Be Proud Of

March 14, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Following yesterday’s special election for State Senate, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party Mary Mancini released the following statement: “Tennessee Republicans pulled out all the stops and spent well over half a million dollars ...

12 Mar
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Shane Reeves: Getting Elected State Senator Will Help My Bottom Line

Reeves says he’ll benefit directly if he gets elected to the Tennessee State Senate tomorrow March 12, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The GOP Candidate for tomorrow’s State Senate special election, Shane Reeves, loaned his campaign more than $255,000 and raised ...

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