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Tennessee Progressive Democrats of America


Tennessee Progressive Democrats of America

PDA has 6 lives of legislative advocacies; Medicare for all, end wars/occupations, Israel/Palestine, Democracy Restoration Act, social and economic justice (jobs), and accountability.

Website: http://www.pdamerica.org/
Location: Chattanooga
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jun 28

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Comment by Katharine Kirkland Moore on August 7, 2011 at 10:50am
Comment by Elise Hudson on July 18, 2011 at 6:38pm
Oops. Sorry about that. The TN Progressive Democrats of America call will be at 8PM Central Time tonight. So 9PM Eastern. I'll make sure and list the time zone in the future!
Comment by Benjamin Riggs on July 18, 2011 at 1:03pm
Is this EST CST or what..
Comment by Elise Hudson on July 17, 2011 at 4:15pm

TN PDA Planning conference call tomorrow night @ 8PM. Everyone is welcome!

Call in number is 712-432-3066, Conference code 152835. 



- Finances update and how we can raise money 
- Information we want to put together/share with new members on a 
member call 
- When we want to have the member calls (Maria and I have suggested one daytime and one evening call for the state) 
- Working with other groups like TN Citizen Action and MoveOn to get 
house parties going around Van Jones's Rebuilding the American Dream discussions - we don't have to stick to a script 
- Ideas from the group for events/activism

Comment by Donna Rodgers on July 9, 2011 at 10:02am

We need to pick an idea or ideas, write a message that puts us all on the same page, before we approach Community leaders...one other thing these leaders will not want to identify with a political party, we will find most will identify with Independens, as opposed to Republicans are Democrats, however most will be one or the other.

Comment by Douglas Sonny Harcourt on July 8, 2011 at 6:58pm
On the the polical front, I would suggest that we reach out to various communities Tennessee as a whole and identified their respective leaders to bring them as part of the move. This is vital because we have left them out for too long from participating in our Democratic party as well as in the actual voting process.

Therefore, for this 2012 election that is just by the corner requires our reaching out to these communities for an aggressive voters registration from ages 18 and above to be able to vote November 2, 2012. If we do this across the 50 states, we will come out victorous and to capture Tennessee. Let's work together>
Comment by Douglas Sonny Harcourt on July 8, 2011 at 6:44pm
Republicans and the Tea party have long gripped their positions not to work with the President on anything that would create jobs or to move American forward but prefer to defend the billioniares, Oil executives and big donors. Why then should the president cave in to present Medicaide, Medicare and Social security benefits on the table? I strongly hope, that the President does not set up himself against the American poor families and the seniors the depends on these services as their only hopes.
Comment by Elise Hudson on July 5, 2011 at 7:01pm
Hey everyone, don't forget to become an official Progressive Democrats of America member by going to http://www.pdamerica.org/forms/sign/join. That way, you'll get our event notices and such. We're about to begin some really neat things, so please sign up. Feel free to email me directly at elise@tnpda.org. I'm hoping we'll get a member conference call/ internet meeting set up for later this month. I'll post info as soon as we set it!
Comment by Donna Rodgers on July 5, 2011 at 12:12pm

Everything That's Wrong With American Justice In Two Graphics


Comment by Donna Rodgers on June 30, 2011 at 2:34pm

Usefull Info:

14. Tennessee’s HB 1498 / SB 1672: Blocking Construction Workers from the Bargaining Table

In addition to the nationwide landslide of bills attacking prevailing wage, Tennessee passed a law (HB 1498/SB 1672) that also undermines collective bargaining rights for construction workers. The so-called “Freedom in Contracting Act” prohibits state agencies and local government projects using state funds from including a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) requirement. PLAs and Labor Peace clauses are often used in government contracting to guarantee that labor disputes don’t cause construction delays, revenue disruptions, or other problems that are costly to taxpayers.

Idaho enacted a similar law early in the session (S 1006), which was promoted as a “Right-to-Work” bill and even included a redundant ban on prevailing wage — redundant because the state had already repealed its prevailing wage law in the 1980s. Building trades unions in the state are mounting a legal challenge to S 1006 and a companion bill (S 1007), alleging they violate the National Labor Relations Act and the Constitution.



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