TN Citizen Action Responds to Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey
This afternoon, over a thousand union members and their supporters rallied at the Tennessee State Capital in Nashville to ask Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to make the people of Tennessee their #1 priority. Later that afternoon, approximately 20 students from non-union organizations interrupted the Senate Commerce committee with anti-union busting chants.
Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey:
“The right of all citizens to protest and assemble peacefully is sacred in the State of Tennessee. However, this General Assembly will not be intimidated by nomadic bands of professional agitators on spring break bent on disruption. We talk through our differences here. Tennessee is not Wisconsin.”
TNCA statement to the Lt. Governor:
“Yes, but will you listen to the 1000 or so people who did assemble peacefully this afternoon and who asked you to make the people of Tennessee your #1 priority? Will you hear their pleas to create quality jobs, generate revenue for much-needed public services, and stop the attack on the hardworking people of Tennessee who provide those services?”