Author Archives: Deputy Communications

30 Nov

As Betsy DeVos Visits Tennessee, Questions Remain Unanswered About Secret Meeting with Sen. Kelsey

Nashville, Tenn. (November 29, 2017) –  Back in July, State Senator Brian Kelsey met with the controversial US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos for an undisclosed purpose. At the time, Kelsey and his legislative assistant did not respond to repeated ...

28 Nov

TNDP Chair Statement on Sen. Corker’s Tax Plan Vote

Nashville, Tenn. (November 28, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on Senator Corker’s vote on the GOP tax plan: “Senator Corker said he would not vote for a bill that added ‘one ...

28 Nov

DNC Statement on Senator Corker Passing Tax Hike on Tennessee Families

In response to Senator Corker and Republicans moving their tax plan out of the Senate Budget Committee without a single Democratic vote, DNC spokesperson Francisco Pelayo released the following statement: “This bill was written for Donald Trump, Senator Bob Corker ...

16 Nov


“Every Tennessean, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they live, should have the opportunity to have a better life for themselves and their families. Under this plan, Tennesseans will face an uncertain future. While Democrats ...

14 Nov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TNDP Chair Statement on the CoreCivic Audit

Nashville, Tenn. (November 14, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on the audit of CoreCivic: “We didn’t need an audit to know private prisons are immoral and should not exist. There should ...

13 Nov

Mancini: Blackburn, Fincher Must Denounce Roy Moore

Tennessee (November 13, 2017) – Over the weekend, Republican Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander distanced themselves from their party’s nominee for US Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, who has been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 14-year old ...

01 Nov

The Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee Passes Resolutions Supporting Medicare For All, $15 Minimum Wage and Medical Marijuana

Tennessee – On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Democratic Party passed three resolutions supporting progressive policies. First they weighed in on health care, voicing their support for ‘Medicare for All.’   “Too many Tennessee families ...

26 Oct

Republican Budget Cuts Hurt Tennessee Families

They are giving tax breaks to giant corporations while cutting vital programs like Medicare Tennessee (October 26, 2017) – House Republicans passed a budget with massive cuts to vital programs like Medicare and Medicaid, all in an effort to give ...

25 Oct

Rep. Diane Black Isn’t Sure A Millionaire Is Rich

The Republican gubernatorial candidate is astonishingly out of touch VIDEO: Tennessee (October 25, 2017) – Appearing on Fox Business today, Rep. Diane Black wasn’t sure if a million dollars made a person rich. She then went on to ask ...

16 Oct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TNDP Chair Statement on Rep. Blackburn’s Opioid Bill

Tennessee (October 16, 2017) –  Mary Mancini, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement regarding the 60 Minutes and Washington Post report on Rep. Blackburn’s bill protecting drug companies during the opioid crisis: “At the crucial time ...