Organizer Justin Jones on the RUN-OVER-A-PROTESTER Bill

“If something does happen to me, bring my casket outside the Capitol.” Activist Justin Jones on the RUN-OVER-A-PROTESTOR bill now revived by Lt. Gov. McNally, Gov. Bill Lee, and the Tennessee Republican Party.

 

Lee Gives Non-Answer on LGBTQ Curriculum Opt-Out Bill

HOLLER to Governor Bill Lee: “You said you’ll support the LGBT curriculum opt-out bill…would you support a bill that requires teachers to warn parents if they plan to mention black people? Jews? Do you see the moral issue there?”

 

The “Third Death Penalty” is NO MORE in Tennessee

“TODAY MERCY WON. People told us this was impossible, but No Exceptions Prison Collective rejected that.” Rev. Jeannie Alexander celebrates a huge win in the Senate — after 6 years of work and input from 1500 prisoners, a life sentence with parole went from 51 yrs to 25 yrs before parole eligibility.

Not only was this a win, but it was a bipartisan blowout, 26-4. Sen. Bowling (R) was the lead sponsor, co-sponsored by Senators Gilmore (D) and Roberts (R), soon to be joined by Sen. Yager (R).

 

TNGOP Has ANOTHER Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill from Rep Zachary

What if we told you Rep Jason Zachary is running ANOTHER anti-trans kids bill, this one about school bathrooms? It’s true, folks. HB1233 sailed through committees under the radar. The Tennessee Republican Party’s #SlateOfHate is ENDLESS.

 

Rep Jeremy Faison Calls Kanew a “Hateful Shit”

TN House GOP caucus chair Jeremy Faison came out to call Kanew a “HATEFUL SHIT” after he asked why Faison was trying to CUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN HALF despite representing COCKE COUNTY, which has the highest unemployment % in the state.

All class, this Tennessee GOP!

 

House Votes to Confirm Local Islamophobe to Textbook Commission

The House just voted to confirm Laurie Cardoza-Moore to the Tennessee Textbook Commission per Speaker Sexton’s nomination.

 

Reminder that Cardoza-Moore:

– Said 30% of Muslims are terrorists

– Is a 9/11 truther

– Helped incite the insurrection

 

As Rep Gloria Johnson said, this is frightening.

 

What Would Jesus Do? with Elizabeth Madeira

Elizabeth Madeira, an organizer for the Southern Christian Coalition, discusses recent Tennessee legislation and her views on the intersections between Christian morality and public policy.

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts here, and wherever else you like to listen here.

TNGOP Blocks Medicaid Expansion AGAIN

“Why do you keep blocking MEDICAID EXPANSION when the deal is this good even with 300,000 uninsured? I’ve never heard 1 good reason.”

Reps Hawk, Cepicky, Smith, Terry, Hicks, Kumar, Lafferty, and Rudder just blocked Medicaid expansion AGAIN.

 

Regrounding Ourselves in the Movement

Hale, Isabella, Owen, and Cassie join forces for a regrounding episode where we talk about what we are doing as a Movement here in Tennessee and what the larger fight looks like within the context of the Biden Administration. We also preview our next episode which will be on the fight against the Byhalia Pipeline in Memphis. (+ some ridiculous outtakes on the big dumb boat and the Kentucky Creation Museum)

Check out Memphis Community Against the Pipeline to get a preview of what is going down before the next episode

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