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TNDP Chair Roy Herron’s Statement on Raumesh Akbari’s Victory in State House District 91 Race

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Memphis — Following the announcement that Democratic candidate, Raumesh Akbari, won the special election race for Tennessee’s open State House District 91 seat, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement:

Representative Akbari has won a clear victory, but it’s the people of Memphis who are the real winners. Today [...]

Herron Calls for Rules to Protect Taxpayers from ‘Exploding’ Contracts, Insider Dealing

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Comptroller Rebukes Haslam Contract with Business Partners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron called for new rules to protect taxpayers from insider contracts that keep growing — and padding the contractor’s pockets.

The state comptroller’s office Wednesday issued what reporters called a “scathing” review of a contract Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration gave to [...]

National Political Strategist Alan Secrest Joins Tennessee Democratic Party

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Party Adds Secrest, Three Tennesseans for 2014 Campaigns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today named Alan Secrest, a top national Democratic strategist and pollster with Tennessee ties, as the Party’s new Executive Director and Research Director beginning January 2014.

Three local professionals — Mark Epps, Nikki Holland and Heather [...]

Devastating Impact of Congressman DesJarlais’ Shutdown Becomes Clear

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

No Guarantees He Won’t Do It Again

As Congressman Scott DesJarlais heads home for vacation, the impact of his reckless priorities and the harm it is inflicting on middle class families is becoming more clear — and Congressman DesJarlais refuses to guarantee House Republicans won’t do it all again.

With only 16 working [...]

Fitzhugh: Haslam Creates Health Purgatory

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The following column by State House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh appeared Nov. 3, 2013 in The Commercial Appeal

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says we have plenty of time to deal with Medicaid expansion.

His administration plays down the rush to provide some 330,000 Tennesseans with quality, affordable health care coverage. The governor [...]

Congressman Cohen Introduces Legislation to Protect Tenn. Voters

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Memphis Democrat Hopes to Counteract Harmful Voter ID Law

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Voter ID Accessibility Act to mitigate the harmful and potentially disenfranchising effects of the unfair, burdensome and restrictive Tennessee voter ID law. Late last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the law, which requires Tennesseans to present selected photographic [...]

House Democrats Tell Haslam to Listen to GOP Governors Expanding Medicaid

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

In what must be ironic news to the 330,000 Tennesseans waiting for a decision on Medicaid expansion, Governor Bill Haslam was chosen to Chair the National Governors Association’s Health and Human Services Committee along with vice-Chair Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

“This could be terrific news for Tennessee,” said House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh. “Six [...]

Sen. Kyle: Programs for Kids, Seniors Deserve Haslam’s Support

Friday, October 18th, 2013

NASHVILLE – In light of Gov. Bill Haslam’s flip flop on the use of state funding to fill in federal budget cuts, state Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle is calling on the governor to consider using state support to shore up programs benefiting children and the elderly that were hit earlier this year by [...]

Sign Our Thank You Card to Mayor Rogero

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Sign the thank you card for Mayor Madeline Rogero who is working to advance equality for Tennesseans.

Sign Our Thank You Card to Mayor Rogero

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Sign the thank you card for Mayor Madeline Rogero who is working to advance equality for Tennesseans.