Archive for the ‘Sidebar’ Category

TNDP Chairman Roy Herron in the Tennessean: Amendment One would destroy rights

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

 

Amendment 1 would destroy, not ‘neutralize’ rights

During early voting or on Nov. 4, you will vote on a state constitutional amendment to strip a woman of her right to make a terribly difficult, personal decision. Instead of letting a woman decide with her faith, her family and her doctor, Amendment 1 would let [...]

Chairman Herron in Times Free Press: Amendment One leaves no exceptions for victims of rape

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Herron: Amendment 1 leaves no exceptions for victims of rape By Roy Herron A pastor called my law office. He needed legal counsel about a girl in his church. Her father had molested the girl since she was 9. Finally, when she was 14, she told friends at school. Why? Because she was pregnant with [...]

A woman’s right to save her life: Chairman Roy Herron in The Commercial Appeal

Monday, October 6th, 2014

 

Guest column: A woman’s right to save her life

This year, Tennesseans will vote on whether to take personal decisions away from women and their doctors and give the power to the politicians. I’m reminded of one such personal decision involving a woman, a doctor and me.

While carrying twins during our [...]

Democratic Chair on Education Summit: Real Issue is Republican War on Public Schools

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 18th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org615-327-9779

DEMOCRATIC CHAIR ON EDUCATION SUMMIT: REAL ISSUE IS
“REPUBLICAN WAR ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS”

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement today on the governor’s education summit in Nashville:

“Today’s education summit and its focus on Common Core is [...]

Democratic Chair on New Attorney General

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 16th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT ON NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement regarding the appointment of Herb Slattery as Attorney General for the State of Tennessee:

“Tennessee has had outstanding Attorneys General and we hope that [...]

Democratic Chair Calls on Senators to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Monday, September 8th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 8th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

Democratic Chair Calls on Senators to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement calling on U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to vote to stop the poisoning of our democracy by special [...]

STATEMENT FROM TNDP CHAIR ON THE PASSING OF JOHN SIEGENTHALER, SR.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Today, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement in response to the passing of Tennessee journalist and civil rights advocate John Siegenthaler, Sr.:

“John Siegenthaler was a true American hero. He was a man of devout faith and deep patriotism who used his unceasing compassion and incredible courage to fight [...]

Jackson Day 2014 Chairman’s Welcome: “Politics is a Beautiful Word to Me!”

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

We received an amazingly enthusiastic response from Jackson Day 2014 attendees and other supporters who read TNDP Chairman Roy Herron’s Chairman’s Welcome to the event.

Friends, colleagues, and supporters from across the state called and e-mailed to say just how much the chairman’s words (and Senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien’s wisdom) resonated with them. [...]

TNDP Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser

Monday, May 19th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 19th, 2014

CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

Tennessee Democratic Party Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser

Jackson Day event brings in over half-million dollars

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Tennessee Democratic Party set a new record with its annual Jackson Day fundraiser this past Saturday evening at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum [...]

Bill Haslam’s High Unemployment Rate Signals Success in GOP ‘War on Working People’

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Figures released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Tennessee has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. At 8.4%, Tennessee is tied for 42nd in unemployment.

“Unfortunately for Tennesseans, the Republicans are winning their war on working people,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner (D-Nashville). “The [...]