Keep Moving Forward
As we move forward from the excitement of the inauguration, the work ahead begins, guided by our Democratic principles. Our focus must include monitoring and holding accountable those who are elected to our state and county-level government, arguably the levels of government that have the most impact on our daily lives. We must speak out about attacks on public education, the need for better teacher pay, the lack of access to healthcare , the failures of Medicaid block grants and the pervasive poverty that leaves people homeless and hungry in our communities. We must move forward with a commitment to our Democratic Platform.
I want to thank all the individuals of the Democratic Party who have spent a lifetime showing up to champion causes greater than themselves while inspiring and leading a new generation to carry the torch forward. Through economic downturns, socio-political turmoil, the rise of the 24-hour news cycle, the unmasking of white supremacy, and, yes, even former President Donald Trump, you were there. Not only did we survive; we have emerged stronger and more focused than ever before. No matter when you joined our movement, thank you for being here now.
Join us in our mission to elect more Democrats locally, support truth and justice, hold the powerful to account, and undertake the difficult work of dismantling the systems of institutionalized racism and white supremacy. We are ready to get back to work. Are you ready? Join us on February 12 to Speak Your Voice. Watch for more exciting announcements in the coming days about how you can be involved.
Keep Moving Forward,
J. Nathan Higdon, Acting Chair
Blount County Democratic Party
We are greater together than we are on our own.
Welcome to the Blount County Democratic Party. We believe everyone deserves a decent standard of living and a fair pathway to successful endeavors. We are working to make this a reality in our community in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee – Blount County Democratic Party Platform.
Today’s Environment Blog: Looking Forward
- Feb 5, 2021: TVA: time to update its core promise?
- Jan 31 2021: The increasingly hollow howl of “job killing” from the fossil fuels industry
- Jan 30 2021: When transparency is not necessarily a good thing
- Jan 28, 2021: President Biden Puts Climate at the Core
- Jan 24 2021: Deregulators seeing(seething) red