Good News, Insure Tennessee & Equal Pay

March 25th, 2015 by Mary Mancini

GOOD NEWS ABOUT INSURE TENNESSEE! A resolution sponsored by Democratic Senator Jeff Yarbro (D-Nashville) Nashville to revive Insure Tennessee passed a Senate subcommittee yesterday. There’s still a long way to go to extend health coverage to 280,000 hardworking Tennesseans, but Democrats are fighting hard to keep it alive. Tomorrow, the resolution will come before the Senate Health Committee, which has different members than the committee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey rigged to defeat Insure Tennessee last month. There is hope! And because women in Tennessee lose $7 billion each year due to wage disparity -making anywhere from 77 to 83 cents for every dollar...

TN House & Senate Dems Working Hard for All Tennesseans

March 19th, 2015 by Mary

As the legislative session continues to move forward, I wanted to share with you some of the ways that our Tennessee Democratic legislators are working hard to create opportunities for all Tennesseans: Rep. Darren Jernigan (D-Nashville) and Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Memphis) have introduced legislation that would limit the interest charged by payday and title lenders to 28% annually. Many Tennesseans have become trapped in a cycle of debt with these companies, who often charge over 200% interest a year. Rep. Johnnie Turner (D-Memphis) and Sen. Lee Harris (D-Memphis) are sponsoring legislation that would set the minimum wage at $10.10/hr. It also...

Opportunism vs. Opportunity for All

March 15th, 2015 by Mary

Last week I told you about Tennessee’s Republican legislators and their lack of concern for hardworking Tennesseans. You may be surprised to hear that since then, Republicans have admitted to the world that they are a very self-serving bunch. Last week, Republican State Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) suggested that State Senate Republicans were meeting only to “pad their expense accounts.”  Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s only defense was to say that instead of focusing on work, House Republicans “adjourn…early to partake in social hour.” [% member:state default=”Friend” %], we know that Tennessee Republicans are focused on their own business instead of the...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Republican Bill Sanderson Fights for Republican Bill Sanderson

March 11th, 2015 by Mary

  Chooses to serve himself instead of the Tennesseans that elected him. Nashville, Tenn. (March 23, 2015) — In what can only be described as a very good week for him, Rep. Bill Sanderson (R-Kenton) passed two bills out of sub committees that would directly benefit his number one constituent – himself. The first of Rep. Sanderson’s bills, HB0029, protects landlord right over those of the tenants. His second bill, HB0760, benefits winery owners. Rep. Sanderson owns multiple rental properties across his district and recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony last fall for the opening of his own White Squirrel...

Us vs. Them

March 11th, 2015 by wpadmin

For Tennessee’s Republican legislators, it’s business as usual on Capitol Hill. Instead of tending to the people’s business, they’re serving only themselves and their radical beliefs without a care for the destruction they heap upon children, families, and communities. Here’s what they’ve done  in just one month… Senate Republicans, including Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) and Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), voted to kill the Tennessee Economic Council on Women because we don’t “have one for men.” Read more… Rep. Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), is pushing a bill that would ban teachers from running for office “as political retribution after several members of Rogers’...