WATCH: “It’s important to understand the election doesn’t end at midnight on November 3rd. It ends when every vote has been accounted for.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 28, 2020
Mariah Phillips joins The Holler to talk about her race for State House in one of the most flippable districts in the state – House District 37. They also dig into the failures of the Tennessee Republican Party to support Tennesseans during COVID19 and beyond.
CLIP 📺 "Every First Amendment violation is written into this bill. They cannot increase penalties for people having the right to speak their minds."@Mariah4TN on the UNCONSTITUTIONAL ANTI-PROTESTER BILL that #TNLeg just passed.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 19, 2020
Tonight on Scrappy Time Jay spends some time with Kylie Sliger, an 18-year-old first-time voter who has been volunteering on political campaigns for several years, and Ali Lawson, a 22-year-old senior business analytics major with a blue-collar background. These young people break down what motivates them to participate in politics and what issues they think will drive more young people to the polls to vote.
We also have some fun playing a game with Blount County elementary students Ella Russell, Kija Burr, Sunny Burr and their mother Stephanie. The game is called “Where’s the Moon?” and it’s a hoot!
Senate Candidate District 16, Sheila Younglove, joins us again to answer the question: Why Medicaid Expansion is supported by every Democrat running for state office. It is because it is outrageous that affordable health care for thousands of Tennesseans has barely been discussed in the General Assembly since Governor Haslam’s Insure Tennessee was rejected in committee in 2014. With the pandemic, an estimated 750,000 Tennesseans could become uninsured! It is unlikely that the 3rd legislative session will even consider adopting Medicaid Expansion as have 38 states. We really need some change in our state government. Vote wisely.
LISTEN 🎙 A new episode of "What About Us?" a podcast about how policies affect rural TN, is LIVE!@sandrafrice55 talks to @SheilaYMiner1, candidate for SD16, about why all Dems in TN support Medicaid Expansion and how that issue is personal for her.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 14, 2020
State Representatives London Lamar and Gloria Johnson join hosts Wade Munday and Justin Kanew for a discussion on the decision to reopen schools amidst a worsening pandemic, the passing of the great John Lewis, and more.
CLIP: "If you truly honor those who came before you like John Lewis, I'm asking you to change the way that you legislate."@RepLamar speaking with @Kanew, @WadeLMunday and @VoteGloriaJ on "Mondays With Munday" about racial justice in #TNLeg.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 20, 2020
Tennessee State House candidate Brandon Thomas joins us to discuss his race in one of the most flippable districts in the state. He is running a progressive campaign against Republican incumbent Mike Sparks who was recently asked by The Holler whether or not the Civil War was fought over slavery, to which he responded “I haven’t really studied it.” Brandon is running in State House District 49 (Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and La Vergne).
CLIP: "He didn't go to the doctor because he was afraid of the bill he would get."@Brandon4Tenn talking with @Kanew about how crucial it is for Tennessee to #ExpandMedicaid during #COVID19 on the latest podcast episode 🎙
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 16, 2020
Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna can’t answer whether the Civil War was fought over slavery. This coming right on the heels of Sparks pleading with the Capitol Commission to keep the bust of the first Grand Wizard of the KKK in the Tennessee State Capitol.
Peak white supremacy.
Brandon Thomas is running against Sparks.
WATCH: “Was the civil war fought over slavery?”
REP. MIKE SPARKS: “I haven’t really studied it- we all need to study our history 🤔- there’s different context.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 9, 2020
Rep. London Lamar (D-Memphis) joins to talk about the protests and her VOTE BY MAIL FOR ALL amendment, which led to accusations of “stealing elections” by Rep. William Lamberth.
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— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 3, 2020
HERE’S A CLIP!
CLIP: “Why are Republicans so afraid of people voting?”@Kanew & @RepLamar “Clap Back” 🔥at a viewer who says Dems are “changing the rules to cheat” with VOTE BY MAIL FOR ALL— reminding him “rules” left unchanged historically hurt black people.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 10, 2020