Jun 26 2017
06:31 pm

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini urges in a newsletter today that "this week is all about healthcare."

Events and rallies across the state this week (including three in Knoxville) and contact info for Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander after the break.

Attend an Event or Rally

Today, Monday, June 26 - Nashville
Nashville Public Hearing
Today at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
John Seigenthaler Center, Vanderbilt University
1207 18th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Link (link...)
Hosted by Tennessee Justice Center

Tuesday, June 27 - Knoxville
Knoxville Press Conference
Tuesday, June 27 at 12:00pm
Office of Senator Alexander and Corker
800 Market Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37209
Link: (link...)

Wednesday, June 28 - Knoxville
Vigil for Affordable Health Care
Wednesday, June 27 at 7:45pm EDT
Victor Ashe Park
4901 Bradshaw Road, Knoxville, TN 37912
Link: (link...)
Hosted by the Knox County Democratic Party

Wednesday, June 28 - Chattanooga
Chattanooga Rally
Wednesday, June 28 at 4 PM - 6 PM EDT
Miller Park
910 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Link: (link...)
Hosted by the Hamilton County Democratic Party

Wednesday, June 28 - Jackson
Jackson Rally
Wednesday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Madison County Courthouse (Baltimore Street).
Link: (link...)
Hosted by the Madison County Democratic Party and Indivisible Jackson

Thursday, June 29 - Knoxville
We Are Watching Senators
Thursday, June 29 at 12:00pm
Howard H. Baker Courthouse
800 Market St, Knoxville Tennessee 37902
Link: (link...)

Call TN Senators and Tell Them to Vote NO

Senator Bob Corker: 202-224-3344
Senator Lamar Alexander: 202-224-4944

R. Neal's picture

A respected Democratic state

A respected Democratic state legislator once told me and some others in the room, blah blah, blah. You want to be heard? Hire some lobbyists. And bring some campaign cash.

It's pay for play. On both sides.

bizgrrl's picture

I think the efforts are

I think the efforts are admirable. At such late notice I will not be able to attend.

I'm curious how these events are getting out to the people. I looked at both the TNDP web site and Facebook page. I saw nothing about these events. Am I missing something? How are members of the Tennessee Democratic Party being informed of these types of events? The larger the number of participants the more likely Corker and Alexander will listen to the message.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


Hmm. Agree that we should be able to see notifications like this one on TNDP's website/FB page, so I can't guess the various methods they're using to get out the word.

I got the word via an email--and I routinely get emails from both local- and state-level party members--presumably the result of my having previously joined my Sixth District Dem group here locally. That's the only setting in which I can recall ever having offered the party my email address, anyway.

I confess that "membership" has likely lapsed, since I've neither renewed my annual $10 membership nor attended a district-level meeting in months and months. Luckily for me, it appears that hasn't caused the party to boot me from its email contact list!

bizgrrl's picture

Thanks for posting the info

Thanks for posting the info here.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


I didn't look at any state-level pages, but it looks like the "knox County Democratic Party" website has no mention of any of these three events.

Looks like neither the "Knox County Democratic Party" nor the "Knox County Young Democrats" Facebook pages has any mention of any of these events, either.

However, the "Knox Dems" Facebook page (don't know why this second FB page exists for the county party) does notify us about just tomorrow night's (Wednesday's) vigil, which is the only one of the three Knoxville events for which the county party is actually the sponsor. See here.

EDIT: I just corrected text above to indicate that the vigil is tomorrow night, not tonight as I had originally typed. Sorry.

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