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Report back from Truman Day 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

350 Democrats from around East Tennessee came together to celebrate Truman Day 2013.

KCDP Truman Day events were a rousing success as all enjoyed the speeches, presentations, great crowd, decorations, and videos.  Mayor Madeline Rogero was MC and U. S. Representative Steve Cohen from Memphis the featured speaker.  Representatives Joe Armstrong and Gloria Johnson brought messages and, past TNDP Chair, Chip Forrester made introductions of other dignitaries.

“Steve Cohen described events just as they are happening.  It was like he was seeing it through our eyes or we’re seeing it through his.  He affirmed the seriousness of this effort to halt the budget in hostage.  It’s all about politics and nothing about policy,“  said, Doug Veum, former vice Chairman of the Knox County Democratic Party.

Cameron Brooks, Vice chair of the Party, reported there were 350 in attendance this year, 150 more people than last year’s successful event.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the 2013 Truman Day Champions Award to Harold and Sylvia Woods for recognition of their decades of service in improving the lives of working people in the state of Tennessee.  They were most appreciative of the acknowledgement and both addressed the group with thanks.

Chair Linda Haney, chair of the party, thanked all in attendance and particularly acknowledged the hard work of the Truman day committee, who organized the event.

Pictures from the event can be found HERE.


Congressman Cohen Commemorates Veterans Day

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Congressman Steve Cohen issued today the following statement commemorating Veterans Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, November 11:

“Since the Armistice at the end of World War I, November 11th has been set aside as a day to commemorate those men and women, both living and dead, whose service in uniform has given irrefutable testimony to their loyalty, [...]

Memorial Day Statement: Honor Our Heroes By Ending Afghan War

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Chip Forrester, Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, issued the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day Weekend:

As we pay respects to those who have died in pursuit of preserving this great nation — from the Revolution to the Civil War and forward — let us honor these fallen soldiers and their heroic efforts to protect freedom by resolving to end the war in Afghanistan.

With the killing of Osama bin Laden fresh in our minds, there is no better tribute to the 1,500 soldiers slain over the last decade in Afghanistan than to hasten President Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan and start bringing home those legions of brave men and women.

We should never forget the sacrifices of our American servicemen and women. This Memorial Day, we should honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by remembering and supporting fully the new generation of warriors and veterans who have served this country fighting for the same cause.


The Hill: U.S. House narrowly defeats effort to scale down Afghan war in close 204-215 vote. [The Hill, 5/26/11]

Bipartisan Tennessee delegation, consisting of Democratic Reps. Jim Cooper, Steve Cohen and Republican Rep. Jimmy Duncan, vote to end Afghan war. [U.S. House Clerk roll call, 5/26/11]

Al Gore to Host Unity Breakfast for TNDP

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

You are cordially invited to a


Democratic Leaders Uniting to Support the Tennessee Democratic Party


With The Honorable Al Gore

Friday, April 29, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
CABANA Restaurant
1910 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN

Admission:  $250 per person

Purchase tickets:


Rep. Jim Cooper,
Rep. Steve Cohen,
Gov. Phil Bredesen,
Rep. Lincoln Davis,
Rep. Bart Gordon,
Rep. John Tanner,
Mayor Karl Dean,
Mayor AC Wharton,
Mayor Daniel Brown,
Vice-Mayor Diane Neighbors,
Metro Nashville Council Members: Megan Barry, Tim Garrett, Jerry Maynard & Ronnie Steine,
Mike McWherter,
TNDP Chairs: Randy Button, Will Cheek, Jane Eskind, Houston Gordon, Doug Horne, George “Buck” Lewis, Dick Lodge, Gray Sasser, Bobby Thomas & Bob Tuke,
TNDP Vice Chair Elisa Parker, TNDP Treasurer David Garrison and members of the TNDP Finance Council


PARTY SUSTAINERS: Bill Freeman & Olan Mills II


FREE for Finance CouncilGovernors Roundtable members plus guest. Finance Council members give $1,000 a year to the TNDP. Payment plans of $250/quarter or $85/month are available.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lee Levine by email at or call (615) 327-9779.