Author Archives: Mary Mancini

29 Mar

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his death

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his death Next week will mark 50 years of celebrating the legacy, and mourning the death of, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, TN and around the world. In February of ...

31 Jan

Statement on DeVos: Public Education Needs a Champion as Secretary of Education

Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement following the U.S. Senate committee approval of Betsy DeVos: “The approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education by Sen. Lamar Alexander and the Senate Committee on Health ...

11 Sep

Tennessee Democratic Party Statement on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

“15 years ago today the United States experienced a horrific attack. When the unimaginable happened it splintered our sense of comfort and safety. None of us will ever forget where we were and the shock we felt is ingrained in our collective DNA. But out of the ashes of the fallen buildings and burning fields, we rose up and stood united. We comforted those in need and demanded that hope ...

05 Jul

Before Trump, Corker Disavowed Racist Ad

Candidate Corker condemned race­ baiting ‘Call Me’ ad during his first U.S. Senate campaign Before Donald Trump said a federal judge was unfit to preside over a case because of his national origin, before Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacists ...

13 Jun

TNDP Chair Calls Andy Holt Irresponsible and Reckless

“Our hearts are with everyone in Orlando and across the world as we grieve the most-deadly mass shooting in our country’s history. The people who lost their lives were travel agents and doctors, teachers and students. They were brothers, sisters, ...

01 Feb

The State of the State is a lot of Hot Air

TNDP Chair released the following statement to address tonight’s State of the State address by Governor Bill Haslam: “Governor Haslam has such pretty plans for the year. Sadly, though, our Republican Governor is not a leader. Just look at Insure ...

07 Dec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TNDP to TN Republican Lawmakers – Holiday Parties over Tennesseans Who Are Hurting?

  Nashville, Tenn. (December 7, 2015) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement addressing Republicans and their misplaced priorities: “People in Tennessee are hurting. They are without healthcare and quality jobs and hope for a better ...

05 Feb

A Failure of Leadership

Yesterday was a truly a low point in our state’s history. With one vote in a senate committee, seven Republican senators made a decision to shut the door to critical healthcare for over a quarter of a million hard working ...