Welcome to the weekly update newsletter for our Lincoln County Democratic Party!
Each week, you’ll get an update on what’s happening in our community. You’ll also see upcoming events and know what action you can take right now to make our community better.
Focus on Legislation – Vouchers
After being deadlocked 49-49 on the ESA school voucher bill, our state House passes the voucher bill 50-48.
In an unusually long vote that involved much arm twisting from the Republican leadership, Rep. Jason Zachary, of Knoxville, flipped his original no vote to a yes vote. Our own county representatives – Marsh and Tillis – also voted yes.
The voucher bill also passed in the Senate 20 – 13 with Senator Reeves voting in favor.
It’s now headed to conference to work out the differences between the two bills. That means the House and Senate will vote on it again. And it means we have to keep calling and emailing our reps – Senator Reeves, Representative Marsh, and Representative Tillis.
A Look at the Research – Young Voters
CNN’s last town halls focused on questions from young voters. The reason is clear – the youth vote will have an even bigger impact in 2020 than it did in 2016.
For a good look at what 18 to 29 years old think about the current political landscape, check out the new research from Harvard here.
Upcoming Events – TNDP Elevate Summit
2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Obama HUD chief Julián Castro will be the keynote speaker at the TNDP Elevate Summit 2019 on May 17-19! The Summit will include 3 days of workshops, meetings, speakers, networking, and more to elevate Tennessee Democrats and the values that we share.
We’ve got a group from our community headed to Murfreesboro to learn and connect with other parties around us. If you’d like to attend, please let us know by Monday April 29th!