Fall Election Information

August 30th, 2013 by cjbrooks

Many think that 2014 is the year Democrats need to focus on as far as elections go.  But in fact 2013 has its own cycle of elections that Democrats need to vote in-  particularly for folks who live in the city of Knoxville, you will have the opportunity to vote for Rick Staples for city council!  Rick is running for City Council District 4 and will likely go on to the general election, where all citizens of Knoxville can vote for him!

Early voting starts on Wednesday, September 4th for the City of Knoxville primary.  A full schedule can be accessed HERE.

 

Media Release on President Obama’s Visit to Chattanooga

July 26th, 2013 by cjbrooks

MEDIA RELEASE-  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

CONTACT:  LINDA HANEY, KCDP CHAIR:  865-719-0597;  info@knoxdemocrats.org

KNOXVILLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR LINDA HANEY APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VISION FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS AHEAD OF TUESDAY’S SPEECH IN CHATTANOOGA

Knoxville, Tenn. — President Obama will lay out his vision for a thriving middle class that rewards hard work and gives everyone a fair shot on Tuesday in Chattanooga.   Knox County Democratic Party Chair Linda Haney released the following statement ahead of the President’s speech:

“President Obama has never stopped fighting for middle class families. From saving the auto industry and helping students pay for college to securing tax cuts for 98% of Americans and taking on a broken health care system, the President and Democrats in Congress have worked to improve the lives of hard-working Americans. Although our country is on the right track, there is more work to be done.

“President Obama has laid out a clear vision for what can be done to spur economic growth and build an economy from the middle class out.  Rebuilding a failing infrastructure to help businesses, expanding access to affordable health care, educating our children, and securing a retirement for people who have worked hard their whole lives are not partisan ideas or goals, but the bedrock of our American system.

“It’s time for Republicans in Congress, like Congressman Duncan, to stop refighting old battles and putting a victory in the polls ahead of a victory for Tennesseans. It’s time for Republicans to work with President Obama on giving the middle class a better bargain.”

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Truman Day 2013 Celebration and Dinner

June 28th, 2013 by cjbrooks

Think-  Speak-  Act
Democrats Getting the Job Done

Truman Day 2013 Celebration and Dinner with Congressman Steve Cohen
The Foundry at World’s Fair Park
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket or tickets to Truman Day 2013

Join Congressman Steve Cohen, Mayor Madeline Rogero, State Representatives Gloria Johnson and Joe Armstrong, and other Knox county elected officials for an evening of commemorating the positive achievements our local Democratic party are making here in Knoxville and in Tennessee.

Tickets are $60 per person and include a sit down dinner.  Tickets purchased after September 24 will be $70.  A table of ten can be reserved for $600.  CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket or tickets to Truman Day 2013.

If you don’t wish to purchase tickets on line, you can also purchase via check.  Make checks out to the “Knox County Democratic Party” and in the memo area put “Truman Day Ticket”.  Checks can be mailed to the “Knox County Democratic Party, 311 Morgan Street, Knoxville, TN  37917.”

For more information, email info@knoxdemocrats.org or call our office at 865-540-4001 .  If you are unable to attend, please consider giving a donation to help support the Knox County Democratic Party.

KCDP Outreach at Pride Fest and Kuumba Festival

June 24th, 2013 by cjbrooks

The Knox County Democratic Party was out in force during the weekend of June 22 and 23rd, outreaching to community members at the Kuumba festival and PrideFest 2013.  Dozens of new volunteers signed up to be a part of the party, as well as registered to vote.  Thanks to all who made this past weekend a success!

4th and 9th District Adopt-a-Road

June 18th, 2013 by cjbrooks

Much thanks and appreciation goes out to the 4th and 9th district Democrats for their road cleaning efforts.

The 4th District had its Adopt – A – Road cleanup of a two mile section of Northshore Dr. on Saturday morning, June 8th, 2013. Cindy Taylor, from the Shopper News, was present to cover the event. During the two and a half hour cleanup we collected 18 bags of trash and other loose scraps (such as old highway signs!) Eric Mcanly took photos to distribute on social media to the “PickinUpTennessee” project sponsored by Scenic Tennessee (#PknUpTn). Several passing motorists voiced their approval of our efforts.

Twice per year the KCDP 9th District “South of the River Democrats” led by Jim Sessions and Debbie Helsley, clean up a well traveled two mile area in South Knoxville.  This Adopt A Road project entitles the group to their own permanent identifying road signs on both ends of the project.  After the morning of work, the group eats lunch together at a near by restaurant.  Several of the KCDP Districts have Adopt A Road projects which provides publicity for Democrats as they show their concern for the community.