An Incompetent, Unstable President MUST Resign

Yesterday, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker questioned Donald Trump’s fitness for office. Corker said Trump lacked the stability and competence to do his job. Corker went on to suggest that if Trump continues along the current path, our nation is in “great peril.” Bob Corker is right. So, the question is: What next? What do we […]

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Corker Says Trump Lacks Stability, Competence

After being repeatedly pressed to offer feedback on President Trump’s defense of Nazis and white supremacists in the wake of the Charlottesville terror attack, Senator Bob Corker today offered a strong statement regarding the President’s fitness for office. Nooga.com reporter Chloe Morrison reports: Corker warns that without President Trump grasping the full gravity of his […]

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RED ALERT: Take Action NOW!

Yesterday, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey just as the investigation into the President’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign was heating up. Senators Alexander and Corker both issued statements suggesting the timing raised questions. But, they’ve yet to call for an independent investigation. Neither has challenged the recommendation from Attorney General Jeff […]

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Alexander, Corker Betray Tennesseans

Statement from Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: “Watching Senators Alexander and Corker support and vote for Betsy DeVos is profoundly disappointing. Her track record on education indicates she’s not a supporter of public schools and her education reform experiments in Michigan have been devastating […]

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Corker Caves on DeVos

February 2, 2017 by  
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Despite mounting opposition from across Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker today released a statement indicating he supports Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. Here’s what he had to say: “For decades, Betsy DeVos has passionately and effectively advocated for all children – regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status – to have access to a quality education,” […]

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What About Bob?

February 1, 2017 by  
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While it is becoming clear that Senator Lamar Alexander is a staunch supporter of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, Senator Bob Corker has yet to make a public statement about his position. Currently, 50 Senators have said they will vote “NO” on DeVos. A 50-50 tie vote would be decided by Vice President Mike Pence. […]

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More than 300 Citizen Activists Urge Alexander to #DumpDevos

January 27, 2017 by  
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More than 300 parents, teachers, and community members stood outside in the cold early evening in front of Senator Lamar Alexander’s Nashville office to urge the Senator to oppose the confirmation of Education Secretary nominee Betsy Devos. The demonstrators, a number of whom also took the time to express their concerns to the local staff […]

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The SWAMP Takes Over

When he was a candidate for President, Donald Trump pledged to “Drain the Swamp” of Washington by keeping lobbyists and insiders out of top-level posts in the Administration. Now that he’s President, however, he’s appointing a team of swamp monsters to key posts. The Guardian reports: For Jean Sassine, who lost his job and nearly […]

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FRIDAY: Stand With Our Allies and Oppose Betsy DeVos

Here’s what’s happening Friday: For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017   Contact: Crystal Bowron   (615) 479-7610 BowronFam@gmail.com   *****Media Advisory *****   Tennessee Public Education Coalition Opposing the Secretary of Education Nominee   Representatives from various groups such as MNEA, SOCM, TREE and other teachers, parents, and students will come together to show their […]

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Ethics and Transparency? Not So Much

Joel Ebert at the Tennessean has a story out about the Tennessee General Assembly’s Ethics Committees and their tendency to not meet at all. So, while bad behavior persists among legislators, the groups tasked with reining it in simply don’t. As Ebert notes: The Tennessee House ethics committee hasn’t met in at least six years. […]

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