Category Archives: Press Release

11 Apr

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

Tennessee Democrats Step Up to Run in Record Numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Yanchury 615.270.9468 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

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 ...

20 Mar

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

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

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 ...

14 Mar

Gayle Jordan Ran A Race We Can Be Proud Of

March 14, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Following yesterday’s special election for State Senate, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party Mary Mancini released the following statement: “Tennessee Republicans pulled out all the stops and spent well over half a million dollars ...

12 Mar

Shane Reeves: Getting Elected State Senator Will Help My Bottom Line

Reeves says he’ll benefit directly if he gets elected to the Tennessee State Senate tomorrow March 12, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The GOP Candidate for tomorrow’s State Senate special election, Shane Reeves, loaned his campaign more than $255,000 and raised ...

05 Mar

Rep. Fleischmann Wants Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now, Despite Opposing It In 2013

Fleischmann’s contradictory statements show disregard for Dreamers  March 5, 2018 (CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) — This weekend in Chattanooga, neighbors stood up for neighbors at a rally urging legislators to protect Dreamers. In response to the rally, Representative Chuck Fleischmann claimed he ...

01 Mar

Blackburn Touts Success of Key Bredesen Initiative

Congresswoman Highlights Work of Imagination Library March 1, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Acknowledging one of the key accomplishments of Phil Bredesen’s first term as Tennessee’s governor, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on Tuesday evening tweeted her congratulations to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for “enriching ...