"It’s not only heresy, but it’s also hypocritical to make the Bible the state book while passing policy that doesn’t care for the least of these."@ElizabethforTN of @FaithAdvocates joined @Whataboutuspod1 to talk about Christianity and TN politics.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) April 9, 2021
“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.
“THIS WOULD ELIMINATE ME.” Reps Harris (D-Memphis) & Mannis (R-Knoxville) – the 2 out LGBT reps – push back on Griffey & the TNGOP’s ANTI-LGBTQ TEXTBOOK BAN.
It passed committee 8-7 (YES VOTES: Cepicky, Griffey, Haston, Hicks, Sparks, Warner, Moody, Weaver).
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
Find out what Native Land you are living on
"Every single time people come together and resist even if the odds are stacked against them. People have shown they're not going to give up. We're gonna win."@MasakiHale, @isakilla99, @OwenPReed, & @cassjacks join forces on #RockyTopSunrise.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) April 2, 2021
“I can’t think of someone more uniquely UNQUALIFIED. I am OFFENDED by this. We should ALL be INSULTED.” Senator Akbari grills Speaker Cameron Sexton’s lying anti-Muslim 9/11 truther textbook committee appointee Laurie Cardoza-Moore.
Email reps & say “NO MOORE”: https://secure.everyaction.com/t9yactsV6UmcEISF3Z_uVA2
“Are you worried BLACK PLAYERS won’t come to Tennessee? Why didn’t you go talk to the players about WHY they were kneeling?”
We asked Senators Rusty Crowe & Jon Lundberg about Coach Shay being forced out of ETSU (by boosters & TNGOP) for standing with his players.
“How come you’re raising BANK FEES ON POOR PEOPLE but not the minimum wage? Will you be pushing your RUN-OVER-A-PROTESTOR BILL?” We asked Sen. Jack Johnson (R-WILLIAMSON COUNTY) why he’s targeting poor people and putting protestors in danger. He didn’t seem to want to talk.
We need more diversity and inclusion in our national and state discussions. Tullahoma City Alderman Rupa Blackwell joins the show to discuss how she is helping to elevate these issues in her rural community.
"That's the beauty of diversity – we have so much to learn from each other."
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) March 26, 2021