Archive for the ‘women’ Category

Statement by TNDP on the 19th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Friday, September 13th, 2013

This Year Tennessee Republican U.S. Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Phil Roe, Jimmy Duncan, Chuck Fleischmann, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn & StephenFincher Voted Against Vital Legislation Protecting Women

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the nineteenth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, the Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement:

“The Violence Against Women Act was signed into [...]

Republican Senate Primary Will Place Extremism, Intolerance Center Stage

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron issued a statement Tuesday saying the Primary for U.S. Senate between incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander and State Rep. Joe Carr will place Republican extremism and intolerance center stage:

“This Republican Senate Primary will be a race to the bottom of fear and hate. [...]

Marking Equal Pay Day: Congressman Cohen Calls for Paycheck Fairness Act

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Washington, D.C. — As we mark Equal Pay Day on April 9, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men — including enactment of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act.

Equal Pay Day symbolizes when, more than three months into [...]