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Tennessee Is Going Backwards

“This session should’ve been a wake-up call for moderates, independents, sensible Republicans…TENNESSEE IS GOING BACKWARDS.”

Sen. Yarbro on the extremism of Gov. Bill Lee and the Republican Party supermajority, focusing on imaginary issues rather than helping folks who need it.

 

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.

 

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.

 

“A Bill-Jacking” – How TNGOP Stole Rep Johnson’s Bill

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.