Exciting news on Groundhog Day! We’re so grateful for her leadership, friendship…

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Exciting news on Groundhog Day! We’re so grateful for her leadership, friendship and persistence.

From Gloria Johnson:

Hello Friends-

I want to let you all know that I am running for State House 13 in 2018!

I chose today because it is Groundhog Day and today Tennesseans woke up just like they did yesterday and the day before. Like Bill Murray in that classic movie, Tennesseans know that their futures will not change because the Republican led legislature is focusing this day just like they did the last, on the wrong priorities for Tennessee.

That paragraph might sound familiar to you, and it should. I wrote those words on Groundhog Day in 2016 when I announced my last campaign, and Tennesseans are still without affordable healthcare, public education is still not fully funded, and though many states increased their wage on January 1, 2018, Tennessee was not one of them.

We must work together to improve this state for Tennessee’s working families. We must expand Medicaid in our state: for the 300,000 without healthcare, to keep our hospitals open, and to help fight the opioid crisis. We must fully fund and support public education and find ways to ensure every child has equal opportunity for a world-class education. We must raise wages so Tennessee families don’t have to decide between buying groceries and paying rent.

I know that together we can make this happen, especially with all the amazing new energy that has powered us through the last year together. It’s going to take all of us, and I can’t wait to work with you all to move Tennessee forward. This is why I am waking up determined to spend my day today, just as I will the next-committed to fighting for a future that is in the best interest of all Tennesseans. It’s time to stop reliving the same day over and over, that’s why I am running for HD13.

See you on the trail!
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Sick of watching the GOP enable Trump’s LIES? The state of our union is in per…

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Sick of watching the GOP enable Trump’s LIES?

The state of our union is in peril, but the resistance is STRONG. We won some amazing victories in 2017, from Virginia to New Jersey to Alabama. Let’s keep the momentum going and BRING ON THE BLUE WAVE!

Time for ALL of us to get involved and start working for victories in 2018!

HOW TO HELP:

1. TAKE BACK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Find a candidate you love and start supporting them NOW.

Think about what you have to offer a campaign: door-to-door canvassing, digital outreach, event organizing, a car, writing, web design, practice with fundraising calls, or cash on hand to donate. Consider hosting a forum or fundraiser in your home—throw a party or invite a local candidate you like to come speak to your friends and family over drinks.

Here are some congressional candidates worth watching:
– Conor Lamb (PA-18), a 33-year-old Marine veteran and assistant U.S. attorney, running in a March 13th special election in PA-18.
– Randy Bryce (WI-1) Ironworker, veteran, and cancer survivor running against House Majority Leader Paul Ryan.
– Katie Hill (CA-25), a 29-year-old director of a homelessness nonprofit with deep ties in her community, running against Rep. Steve Knight (R).
– Andy Kim (NJ-3), a foreign policy pro and career civil servant running against GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur.
– Jacky Rosen (NV-3), a current House member running to unseat Dean Heller (R) in the Senate.
– JD Scholten (IA-4), a litigation paralegal and fifth-generation Iowan who’s taking on Rep. Steve King (R), one of the most vocally racist members of Congress.
– Liuba Grechen Shirley (NY-2), a long-time women’s empowerment advocate, Indivisible group leader, and young mom running to unseat Republican incumbent Peter King.
– Lorna Underwood (IL-14), a nurse and former Obama health policy advisor running against Rep. Randy Hultgren, who believes that abstinence-only sex ed is the only appropriate sex ed.

Learn more about flipping the House at https://swingleft.org/ and find congressional candidates in your area at http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/article/2018-midterm-election-tracker-house.html.

2. FLIP STATE GOVERNMENTS: State houses and governors are largely responsible for determining education, environmental, housing, and VOTING laws. Not only that, state legislatures will also be redrawing congressional districts in 2020. If we really want to repair our democracy, progressives must take local governments back.

Find out more about governors up for reelection in 2018 at https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/31/top-ten-governors-races-to-watch-2018-255823 and learn more about flipping red states blue at https://flippable.org.

3. REGISTER TO VOTE: Already registered? Make sure everyone you know is too! Find out more about requirements in your state at https://www.rockthevote.org/ and then share, share, share.
American Civil Liberties Union: www.aclu.org
Asian-American Legal Defense and Education fund: http://aaldef.org/
Brooklyn Voters Alliance: https://www.getorganizedbk.org/civic-activism/
Common Cause: http://www.commoncause.org
FairVote: www.fairvote.org
League of Women Voters: https://www.lwv.org/
Let America Vote: https://www.letamericavote.org/
NAACP: www.naacp.org
Rock The Vote: https://www.rockthevote.org/
Spread the Vote:https://www.spreadthevote.org/
Vote Riders: https://www.voteriders.org/
Voto Latino: www.votolatino.org

Last but not least, if you’re in New York…

4. JOIN US: Come to our next meeting on 2/21 to hear about our endorsement process, learn how to get involved with INBK, and strategize for a powerful and empowering spring! We’ll also share ways to support Democrats in the PA-18 special election!

Visit https://indivisiblenationbk.org/floods for call and email scripts on this and other issues!


Sick of watching the GOP enable Trump’s LIES?

The state of our union is in peril, but the resistance is STRONG. We won some amazing victories in 2017, from Virginia to New Jersey to Alabama. Let’s keep the momentum going and BRING ON THE BLUE WAVE!

Time for ALL of us to get involved and start working for victories in 2018!

HOW TO HELP:

1. TAKE BACK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Find a candidate you love and start supporting them NOW.

Think about what you have to offer a campaign: door-to-door canvassing, digital outreach, event organizing, a car, writing, web design, practice with fundraising calls, or cash on hand to donate. Consider hosting a forum or fundraiser in your home—throw a party or invite a local candidate you like to come speak to your friends and family over drinks.

Here are some congressional candidates worth watching:
– Conor Lamb (PA-18), a 33-year-old Marine veteran and assistant U.S. attorney, running in a March 13th special election in PA-18.
– Randy Bryce (WI-1) Ironworker, veteran, and cancer survivor running against House Majority Leader Paul Ryan.
– Katie Hill (CA-25), a 29-year-old director of a homelessness nonprofit with deep ties in her community, running against Rep. Steve Knight (R).
– Andy Kim (NJ-3), a foreign policy pro and career civil servant running against GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur.
– Jacky Rosen (NV-3), a current House member running to unseat Dean Heller (R) in the Senate.
– JD Scholten (IA-4), a litigation paralegal and fifth-generation Iowan who’s taking on Rep. Steve King (R), one of the most vocally racist members of Congress.
– Liuba Grechen Shirley (NY-2), a long-time women’s empowerment advocate, Indivisible group leader, and young mom running to unseat Republican incumbent Peter King.
– Lorna Underwood (IL-14), a nurse and former Obama health policy advisor running against Rep. Randy Hultgren, who believes that abstinence-only sex ed is the only appropriate sex ed.

Learn more about flipping the House at https://swingleft.org/ and find congressional candidates in your area at http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/article/2018-midterm-election-tracker-house.html.

2. FLIP STATE GOVERNMENTS: State houses and governors are largely responsible for determining education, environmental, housing, and VOTING laws. Not only that, state legislatures will also be redrawing congressional districts in 2020. If we really want to repair our democracy, progressives must take local governments back.

Find out more about governors up for reelection in 2018 at https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/31/top-ten-governors-races-to-watch-2018-255823 and learn more about flipping red states blue at https://flippable.org.

3. REGISTER TO VOTE: Already registered? Make sure everyone you know is too! Find out more about requirements in your state at https://www.rockthevote.org/ and then share, share, share.
American Civil Liberties Union: www.aclu.org
Asian-American Legal Defense and Education fund: http://aaldef.org/
Brooklyn Voters Alliance: https://www.getorganizedbk.org/civic-activism/
Common Cause: http://www.commoncause.org
FairVote: www.fairvote.org
League of Women Voters: https://www.lwv.org/
Let America Vote: https://www.letamericavote.org/
NAACP: www.naacp.org
Rock The Vote: https://www.rockthevote.org/
Spread the Vote:https://www.spreadthevote.org/
Vote Riders: https://www.voteriders.org/
Voto Latino: www.votolatino.org

Last but not least, if you’re in New York…

4. JOIN US: Come to our next meeting on 2/21 to hear about our endorsement process, learn how to get involved with INBK, and strategize for a powerful and empowering spring! We’ll also share ways to support Democrats in the PA-18 special election!

Visit https://indivisiblenationbk.org/floods for call and email scripts on this and other issues!
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New Year – New Energy

Happy New Year everyone!  2018 will be another big year in politics.   Blount County primaries will be held on May 1.   Then on August 2,  we have Federal and State primaries and County General Elections.   And finally on November 6,  Federal and State General elections plus Alcoa, Louisville and Maryville City elections.

If you haven’t already, be sure to register to vote.  Your vote matters!

And buckle up!  It should be a wild ride through some blue waves in 2018!

Trumpcare Die In

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TrumpCare is back – and even more dangerous than before. The new proposed bill is called Graham-Cassidy but don’t let the new name fool you. This bill is the worst yet.

Graham-Cassidy is a major threat. We must put pressure on our senators and representatives immediately. BIG pressure. LOUD pressure. And that means showing up. Join us for a die in to show Senator Alexander we are tired of the partisan games that put the health and financial security of Tennesseans at risk.

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#6MonthsSinceWomensMarch, women are leading the resistance. This is for you… …

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[fb_vid id=”1610982068915066″]#6MonthsSinceWomensMarch, women are leading the resistance. This is for you…

Introducing the Resistance Revival Chorus, making their debut this Monday, July 24, at the first Resistance Revival night in New York City.

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/July24RR
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