Category Archives: Blog

22 Feb

Tennessee Democrats Announce 6 for ’16; Top Issues of 2016

Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, February 22, 2016) – House and Senate Democrats announced their policy plan for this legislative agenda calling it their “6 for ‘16”.   The Democrat’s “6 for ‘16” platform focuses on key issues that are important to ...

19 Feb

It’s Time Tennessee Republicans Face the Facts

If holding secret meetings and sweeping sexual harassment claims under the rug is the “culture change” Speaker Harwell wants to create at the State Capitol, then she is on the right path. But it’s not what the people of Tennessee ...

17 Feb

TNDP Chair Mancini Statement to AG Herb Slatery: “This is not just about Rep. Durham”

Nashville, Tenn. (February 17, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement in response to the State’s Attorney General  Herb Slatery’s move to seize Rep. Durham’s hard drive: “I urge Attorney General Slatery to broaden the ...

11 Feb

TNDP Statement onVoucher Bill Failure

Nashville, Tenn. (February 11, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement after Governor Haslam and Republican backed voucher bill failed in the House: “Democrats know that public money should be used for public schools so ...

03 Feb

Statements from TNDP Chair: Speaker Harwell and Governor Haslam Just Don’t Get It

Nashville, Tenn. (February 3, 2016) – Speaker Harwell said she is working on a “culture change” since covering up the Durham scandal that broke last month. Tennesseans don’t see a change when she goes from covering up sexual harassment to ...

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 ...

01 Feb

TNDP Chair Mary Mancini Addresses Ron Buchanan’s Resignation

Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) – “Tennessee Republicans seem to have a real problem with women. We already know about their culture of covering up sexual harassment at the state level, but today we learned that Republican Election Commission Chair ...

28 Jan

TNDP Chair Addresses Speaker Harwell’s Call for AG Investigation into Rep. Durham Situation

Nashville, Tenn. (January 28, 2016) – TNDP Chair Mancini released the following statement to address House Speaker Beth Harwell request to have the state attorney general investigate “the facts surrounding Rep. Jeremy Durham’s ongoing situation:” “The state’s attorney general does ...

25 Jan

TNDP Chair Mancini Statement on Republican Leadership Failures

Nashville, Tenn. (January 25, 2016) – The sexually inappropriate conduct and continuing investigation of Rep. Jeremy Durham have brought to the surface more than just his unethical behavior and inappropriate conduct.  The mishandling of his offensive behavior by House Republican ...

24 Jan

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mancini on the Passing of John Jay Hooker

Nashville, Tenn (January 24, 2016) – “Today we mourn the loss of the John Jay Hooker, but we also celebrate his extraordinary life. For decades Mr. Hooker was a role model for progressives across Tennessee and the country. Never afraid ...