Category Archives: News

01 Apr

TNDP to hold Executive Committee Meeting, At-Large Delegate Selection

The Tennessee Democratic Party will be holding an Executive Committee meeting to elect at-large and PLEO (Party Leader and Elected Official) delegates to send to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The meeting will be held at at the IBEW local ...

24 Mar

TNDP Chair Links “Loser Pays” Bill to Rep. Jeremy Durham Cover-Up; Calls it “Durham Rule”

Nashville, Tenn. (March 24, 2016) — Tennessee Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini releases a statement connecting the “loser pays” legislation to the Rep. Jeremy Durham cover-up by Tennessee Republican Leaders. “It’s not enough that Tennessee Republican leaders swept their knowledge ...

22 Mar

Tennessee Democratic Chair Voices Concern on Defeat of “Makayla’s Law”; Secret GOP Pre-Meetings

Nashville, Tenn (March 22, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini released the following statement on the Republican vote to defeat MaKayla’s Law in the House Civil Justice committee today: “It’s disturbing enough that we lose so many children ...

18 Mar

State Democratic Party Chair Comments on Sen. Gardenhire’s Dismissal of Constituent Concerns

Today, the Tennessee State Democratic Party released the following statement in response to state Sen. Todd Gardenhire’s flagrant dismissal of constituent concerns: TNDP chair Mary Mancini said,  “Most Tennesseans I know support bike lanes and sidewalks, but more than that, ...

16 Mar

TNDP Chair Statement on the Insure Tennessee Vote

NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 16, 2016) — TNDP chair Mary Mancini released the following statement today regarding the vote in the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee on Insure Tennessee Medicaid expansion and Rep. Jeremy Durham’s actions.   “Today Jeremy Durham killed ...

16 Mar

TNDP Chair Statement on President’s Supreme Court Nominee

Nashville, Tenn. (March 16, 2016) — TNDP chair Mary Mancini made the following statement on the President’s nomination for the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat. “Today the President did his duty as outlined in the Constitution. He selected a strong ...

14 Mar

Daniel Powell, Native of Henry County Announces Run for Tennessee State House, District 75 ; Sets Tone for Election

Paris, Tenn. — Daniel Powell, a resident of Henry County and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, announced today that he will run as a Democrat for the Tennessee House of Representative for the 75th District. State ...

11 Mar

TNDP Chair Statement on the Retirement of David Shepard

NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 1, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini released the following statement regarding Rep. David Shepard’s (D-Dickson) retirement from office representing State House District 69. “Representative Shepard has served the people of his district for 15 years ...

07 Mar

TNDP Chair Mary Mancini Issues Statement on Minimum Wage Bill

Nashville, Tenn. (March 7, 2016) – TNDP chair Mary Mancini released a statement today criticizing Governor Haslam for turning his back on ordinary Tennesseans and opposing the proposed minimum wage increase.   “Governor Haslam doesn’t know what it’s like to ...

04 Mar

Democratic Party Chairs to Dickerson: Take a Stand Against Extremists

Nashville, Tenn. (March 3, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Party chair, Mary Mancini, and Davidson County Democratic Party chair, Gary Bynum, released the following statement asking Senator Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, to take a stand against far-right extremists in his Party. “Instead ...