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Cumberland County Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

There is still time to make your reservations for the Cumberland County 2014 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner to be held on April 26, 2014.  See the description under the Events tab above.

Added by Andrea Robinson on April 9, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Dr.Mary Headrick, candidate 3rd District Congress

Dr.Mary Headrick for Congress TN 3rd District

Join us to engage voters of the eleven counties that compose the sprawling area of Congressional District 3: Scott, most of Campbell, Morgan, Union, Anderson, Roane, Monroe, McMinn, Polk, Hamilton and southern Bradley.

The hard-working and law-abiding majority and retirees need representation.  Currently the Special Interests, ultra-wealthy individuals and large corporations…

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Added by Mary M Headrick on April 1, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Stop the crematory in middle of heavy tourist area in Pigeon Forge

To The Concerned Citizens of Pigeon Forge and Sevier County.

My Fellows Citizens:

We take great pride in living in the Great Smoky Mountains area which consist of 3 major cities--Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. It was a great displeasure to find out that Pigeon Forge is going to be home of a new crematory. What you may not be aware of is that it is being built right in the middle of Pigeon Forge in a densely populated area between traffic lights 7 (Old Mill) and 8…

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Added by ASHVIN k SHAH on March 29, 2014 at 6:29pm — No Comments

2014 Voter Turnout

Let's get motivated, folks. We cannot wait for an exciting Dem candidate for President to start working to elect Democrats. It won't matter who runs for President in 2016 if Democrats lose the US Senate and the US House in 2014. There are good Dem candidates running in TN in 2014 at the local, county, state and federal levels, and they need votes from every Democrat in their Districts and in the state. The video "Democrats Face Uphill Battle Versus Kochs" is well worth the time to watch. It…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on March 22, 2014 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Legislators Vote This Week on Bills that Would Erode Education

This info may also be viewed at www.CitizensMediaResource.com

THE KILLING OFF OF FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA CONTINUES IN NASHVILLE, AND THIS WEEK WILL BE CRITICAL.   

BELOW THE FOLLOWING SUMMARIES ARE EMAILS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE RELEVANT TN SENATE AND TN HOUSE MEMBERS AS WELL AS EXCELLENT INFORMATION AND LINKS FROM TENNESSEANS RECLAIMING EDUCATIONAL  EXCELLENCE  …

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Added by Gary Moore on March 16, 2014 at 2:14am — No Comments

Save This Date - April 26, 2014

Please save the date and watch for the Event notice and details coming soon for the Cumberland County Democratic Party's Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on Saturday, April 26, 2014. A social hour will begin at 4:00 PM and dinner served at 5:00 PM. Details are being finalized. We urge all Democrats to attend as your support for CCDP strengthens our force in the community.

Added by Andrea Robinson on March 9, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Save This Date - April 26, 2014

Please save the date and watch for the Event notice and details coming soon for the Cumberland County Democratic Party's Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on Saturday, April 26, 2014. A social hour will begin at 4:00 PM and dinner served at 5:00 PM. Details are being finalized. We urge all Democrats to attend as your support for CCDP strengthens our force in the community.

Added by Andrea Robinson on March 9, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Required Reading for Former Republicans (you are not alone) and Democrats who wonder what's going on

The former governor of Florida, then Republican Charlie Crist just released a book, the title of which says it all:  The Party's Over--How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat. 

 

Consider the extreme right that controls the Tennessee legislature and the Tennessee Congressional delegation.

Added by Richard Conover on February 24, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

All Politics is Local

Democrats would be well served to remember that "all politics is local" in this mid-term election year.

Barack Obama is a Smart Dude. Democrats Should Listen to Him.

Added by Andrea Robinson on February 22, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

OMG A Red Senate?!?!

"Democrats need to tap what scares their base most: fear of an unrestrained GOP."

Control of the Senate depends on turnout in November 

Added by Andrea Robinson on February 21, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Unemployment Amount Lost to Date in Tennessee

Did you know that 26,652 Tennesseans have lost $38,132,859 in unemployment insurance as of February 17, 2014, and the total for all states exceeds 3.3 BILLION dollars? What are we going to do about this and when will we start?

http://www.dpcc.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=281

Added by Andrea Robinson on February 18, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

No Vote for UAW at VW Affects More than Chattanooga Plant

From The Washington Post with Bloomberg

By Lydia B. DePillis, Published: February 15

Regarding the VW plant no vote on the UAW:

". . .The biggest fallout of the loss, however, isn’t for the workers who already have jobs at the German-owned plants. Rather, it’s the ones who work at places such as the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn., which has gradually been replacing its full-time positions with temporary jobs that pay much less and grant no sense of stability. The UAW lost a…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on February 17, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Diane Black (TN-06) Misrepresents Again

Rep. Black (TN-06) misrepresented the debt limit to her constituents--again--just as she did last year. After the vote on the debt limit in the House of Representatives yesterday Ms. Black issued a statement which reads in part, "...Without needed reforms to address the drivers of our debt and deficits, the bill before the House tonight simply gives President Obama a blank check to continue borrowing against our children and grandchildren’s future.”

The US Treasury Department’s…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on February 12, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Cognitive Dissonance: Why I Left the GOP

I was raised in a staunchly conservative Republican home.  The only national news channel I really watched was Fox News, and the only political viewpoints I ever considered were Republican ones.  As a young undergraduate, I was very active in the grassroots campaign for Mike Huckabee's GOP presidential primary run.  I had only ever voted Republican.



But, all that changed when I realized that the Republican Party was not really the party that represented my views and values.  I…

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Added by Joseph Kyle Roberts on February 4, 2014 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Voice for the Working Class Gone

We have lost Pete Seeger, a voice for the working class and the oppressed, but his music lives on and we can learn much from his lyrics. Whether asking "Which Side Are You On" or reminding us that "We Shall Overcome" or asking us to recognize "My Rainbow World", Pete used his music to speak out for fairness and equality, truly Democratic principles.

The President captured the essence of Pete Seeger in this tribute today.

"...Pete Seeger believed deeply in the power of song. But…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on January 28, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

How to Contact Senators who Voted Against Extending Unemployment Benefits

Let these senators know how you feel about their vote against extending unemployment benefits.

Senators Who Voted Against Extending Unemployment Benefits

Added by Andrea Robinson on January 15, 2014 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama, by Frank Schaeffer

The above-titled blog written by Frank Schaeffer posted on patheos.com on December 14, 2013 is such an intensely compelling description of the attacks on President Obama ever since he was elected.  It is unfortunate that so few Democrats publically express similar defenses of Mr. Obama's situation. 

Mr.  Schaeffer zeroed in on many of my own feelings and observations, such as, "...I'm amazed he’s gotten anything done, but he has, even while the lynch mob gathers again and again to…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on January 14, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Black Just Doesn't Represent Us

If, as reported in the news article, "Black said she had not heard any complaints about the program from Tennesseans", why is she pursuing this issue when 6th District Tennesseans need a rep who will work to bring them extended unemployment benefits, Medicaid expansion, and so many other policies of importance to them?…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on January 2, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Why I'm A Democrat

           In life, you realize that there are people who care deeply about one another, and there are those who are in it for their own gain. I am a Democrat because I care deeply about my fellow citizens, and that's something I believe in wholeheartedly. I grew up in a Republican household where I was taught that a Democrat was a person who was against every American…

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Added by Phillip Murphy on November 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

President Barack Obama | The White House- You lied

Before I get started, I wish to share this, I am a Independent and along with my friends we helped bring Obama into Office. Our little band of 1200 now stands against Obama as well as Republicans in Office with one goal in mind, to vote out all and just start over...

For all so long I entered web site and protected President Obama, as well as Bush, I will never trust in this Government Again....

You know I have posted many things to day, and it all stands on one thing,…

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Added by Hank Jordan on November 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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