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On Thursday, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, would be the guest of honor at a breakfast reception benefiting the TNDP on May 14.
Herron made the announcement in an email to Democrats across [...]Continue Reading →
On April 17, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — House Democrats were joined by 13 Republicans and one Independent Republican in voting against legislation by House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada to change corporate contribution laws. The bill failed 48-41 after nearly an hour of debate.
“The people of Tennessee don’t want this because they know that money corrupts,” said House [...]Continue Reading →
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron called April 15, 2013 the “sickest tax day in Tennessee history” on Monday.
Herron said Governor Bill Haslam and Republicans rejected $1.4 billion — of our tax dollars — when they decided against Medicaid expansion, a move that would have expanded access to reliable health care to 300,000 working [...]Continue Reading →
On April 13, 2013 By TNDP
During the nearly four-hour session, House Republicans voted to destroy the state workers’ compensation system and do away with the prevailing wage, a rule [...]Continue Reading →
On April 12, 2013 By TNDP
Democrats made us proud in the successful fight to beat back Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield’s extreme “Starve the Children” bill, which failed to move out of the Senate.
You’ll be inspired by what they said. If you’re as proud as we are, consider signing our thank you card.
Sen. Lowe Finney, Rep. Joanne Favors, [...]Continue Reading →
On April 11, 2013 By TNDP
Sen. Stacey Campfield’s “Starve the Children” bill has been moved to summer study and is dead for the year.
The harmful legislation would link assistance for needy families to a child’s grades. It’s terrible policy to place the responsibility of a family’s budget on the grades of child.Continue Reading →
On April 9, 2013 By TNDP
Washington, D.C. — As we mark Equal Pay Day on April 9, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men — including enactment of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act.
Equal Pay Day symbolizes when, more than three months into [...]Continue Reading →
On April 8, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron is denouncing legislation that would link assistance for needy families to a child’s grades.
During a press conference Monday, Herron said Senate Bill 132 should be called “Starve the Children.”
“Perhaps the worst bill yet from the radical Republicans is Senate Bill 132 to [...]Continue Reading →
On April 4, 2013 By TNDP
Tennessee Republicans are showing just how severely conservative they are. This week, Republicans voted to punish poor families when their children perform poorly in school by reducing food assistance.
Under the ‘Starve the Children’ bill approved by a 10-8 vote in the state House Committee on Health, poor families would be hit [...]Continue Reading →
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