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.

 

Reps Harris and Mannis Push Back on TNGOP’s Anti-LGBTQ Textbook Ban

“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).

 

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

Sunrise Tennessee Interest Form

Find out what Native Land you are living on

Follow Sunrise Tennessee on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Sen. Akbari Grills Anti-Muslim Appointee to Textbook Committee

“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

 

These GOP Senators Don’t Seem to Understand the Right to Protest

“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.

 

Testimony Against Rep Ragan’s Anti-Trans Healthcare Bill

Reps Jerry Sexton, William Lamberth, and Bruce Griffey have the AUDACITY to accuse Dr. Kristin Rager of testifying against Rep Ragan’s anti-trans youth healthcare bill for FINANCIAL INCENTIVES.
Interesting that they’d attack a DR for that but not business executives & developers.

Sen Johnson Didn’t Want to Talk About How He’s Hurting Poor People

“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.

 

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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