Meet The Candidates and Get-Out-The-Vote Rally

F I G H T  B A C K!

CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MEET THE CANDIDATES & GET-OUT-THE-VOTE RALLY
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014, 6:30 PM
CROSSVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY FACILITY
67 IRWIN AVENUE (1ST ST. & IRWIN AVE.)
CROSSVILLE TN 38555

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES INVITED TO SPEAK
Charles Brown – TN Governor
Gordon Ball – US Senate
Amos Powers – US House of Representatives, TN District 6
Betty Vaudt – TN Senate, District 15
Judy Barnett – TN House of Representatives, District 6

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS INVITED
Charlotte Burks – TN Senator, District 15
Terry Adams – Member of the Ball for US Senate Campaign Team

In Cumberland County, the Republicans and the Tea Party have created a bullying climate where we feel more outnumbered than we really are. We have enough Democratic voters to win elections, but we can only win if the Democrats vote. Polls show that the majority of Americans agree with us on key issues like raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women, overturning the Supreme Court’s decision that corporations are people with “free speech” rights to buy elections, keeping public schools public, and protecting the environment, particularly clean water and clean air.

The Republican dominated legislatures at the state and federal level behave as if they are employees of billionaires instead of representatives of the majority of Americans. Their agenda is clear–fewer laws to control the power of the super-rich; less government to regulate them; break the promises to our seniors and our veterans to care for them, to our children to educate them, and to the poor to offer a hand up. They want to change the war on poverty to a war on the poor. They complain about the number of people on food assistance, but have no plan for how working people can earn enough so they don’t need food assistance. We must Fight Back. Only votes for Democratic candidates send a message that they understand.

We have the only tool that can win over big money–the power of people. We must use this power to Fight Back against the attacks on the middle class and poor. Talk to your Democratic relatives, friends and neighbors about the importance of voting, either during early voting which begins on October 15th, or on Election Day on November 4th. Encourage them to commit to vote, and ask them to talk to their relatives, friends and neighbors and explain to them how vital it is for Democrats to Fight Back with their votes.

We must also use our votes to Fight Back against the ill-conceived Tennessee Constitutional Amendments that are nothing more than power grabs by the current administration and legislature. Passing the Amendments requires they receive Yes votes that total more than 50% of the total votes cast for Governor, so the more votes cast for Governor the higher the number of Yes votes it would take to pass these Amendments. By casting a NO vote on each of the four Amendments and voting for a gubernatorial candidate we can defeat these dangerous Amendments – if Democrats vote in large enough numbers.

Come to the rally, bring your family and friends, and hear from Democratic candidates who will FIGHT BACK for you.

Coffee, soft drinks and pastries will be served.




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