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TN House & Senate Dems Working Hard for All Tennesseans

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
As the legislative session continues to move forward, I wanted to share with you some of the ways that our Tennessee Democratic legislators are working hard to create opportunities for all Tennesseans: Rep. Darren Jernigan (D-Nashville) and Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Memphis) have introduced legislation that would limit the interest charged by payday and title lenders to 28% annually. Many Tennesseans have become trapped in a cycle of debt with these companies, who often charge over 200% interest a year. Rep. Johnnie Turner (D-Memphis) and Sen. Lee Harris (D-Memphis) are sponsoring legislation that would set the minimum wage at $10.10/hr. It also...

Democratic Chairman Calls on Rep. Fincher to Denounce Staffer’s Facebook Attack on Obama Children

Monday, December 1st, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 1st, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN CALLS ON REP. FINCHER TO RENOUNCE STAFFER’S FACEBOOK ATTACK ON OBAMA CHILDREN

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron called on Congressman Stephen Fincher today to renounce the personal attacks that one of his staff members made against Sasha [...]

Fact-Checking Carol Swain: Debunking Myths about Amendment One

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Fact Checking Carol Swain’s Response to Chairman Herron’s No on One Op-Ed

Carol Swain accused Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Herron and those opposing Amendment One as having “no regard for truth”. But in reality, it is Swain that distorts or ignores the facts to make her argument for Amendment One. Swain makes a number [...]

TNDP Chairman Roy Herron in the Tennessean: Amendment One would destroy rights

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

 

Amendment 1 would destroy, not ‘neutralize’ rights

During early voting or on Nov. 4, you will vote on a state constitutional amendment to strip a woman of her right to make a terribly difficult, personal decision. Instead of letting a woman decide with her faith, her family and her doctor, Amendment 1 would let [...]

Chairman Herron in Times Free Press: Amendment One leaves no exceptions for victims of rape

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Herron: Amendment 1 leaves no exceptions for victims of rape By Roy Herron A pastor called my law office. He needed legal counsel about a girl in his church. Her father had molested the girl since she was 9. Finally, when she was 14, she told friends at school. Why? Because she was pregnant with [...]

A woman’s right to save her life: Chairman Roy Herron in The Commercial Appeal

Monday, October 6th, 2014

 

Guest column: A woman’s right to save her life

This year, Tennesseans will vote on whether to take personal decisions away from women and their doctors and give the power to the politicians. I’m reminded of one such personal decision involving a woman, a doctor and me.

While carrying twins during our [...]

Democratic Chair on New Attorney General

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 16th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT ON NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement regarding the appointment of Herb Slattery as Attorney General for the State of Tennessee:

“Tennessee has had outstanding Attorneys General and we hope that [...]

Democratic Chair Calls on Senators to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Monday, September 8th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 8th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

Democratic Chair Calls on Senators to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement calling on U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to vote to stop the poisoning of our democracy by special [...]

A Closer Look: Tea Party Failures Provide Democratic Opportunities

Friday, August 8th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 8th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

A CLOSER LOOK: TEA PARTY FAILURES PROVIDE DEMOCRATIC OPPORTUNITIES

Radical Republicans’ losses throughout Tennessee have opened doors for Democrats in November.

The Tennessee GOP has long held truth and reality in contempt, and Ron Ramsey’s reckless ploy to undermine the independence [...]

Democratic Chair on “National Democratic Party of the U.S.A.”

Monday, August 4th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 4th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

STATEMENT FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN ON “NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE U.S.A.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement today in response to Shelby County individuals seeking to mislead voters through an organization calling itself “The National [...]