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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 ...

29 Mar
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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 ...

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 ...

16 Mar
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Blackburn Attempts to Hide Her Record on Opioids

Blackburn missed real opportunities to address the opioid crisis while collecting campaign contributions from pharmaceutical companies March 16, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — After Rep. Marsha Blackburn touted yesterday that’s she’s signing on as a co-sponsor of CARA 2.0, legislation meant ...

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 ...