Help Break the Supermajority in Tennessee- Deadline to file is April 2nd
In the Tennessee House of Representatives, Republicans hold a supermajority of 73-26. This means they do not have to work across the aisle for votes on any legislation.
Some of their bills this year have included:
- Allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents
- Allowing gun owners to open carry weapons without a permit
- Prohibiting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected
While these bills are horrifying, Tennessee isn’t as ruby red as it used to be. Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, as well as some of their suburbs, are trending more blue. In early voting for the 2020 Primary, Democratic Voters outnumbered Republican voters.
Making strides in Democratic turnout is important, but the voters must have someone to vote for. We can break the supermajority with a few more good candidates in our suburban districts, but the deadline is approaching quickly. Petitions must be filed by April 2nd. Find out what district you live in here. You can see which districts still need a candidate by going here.
Three crucial districts that can be flipped are HD 18, HD30, and HD18. We need candidates in these 3 districts. If you would like to see Tennessee change its direction, we need you to run.
TN House District 18
Located west of Knoxville along Kingston Pike.
Interested or want to nominate someone? Submit here
TN House District 30
Located southeast of Chattanooga, stretching from East Ridge to Ooltewah
Interested or want to nominate someone? Submit here: here.
TN House District 82
Located north east of Memphis, includes the city of Brownsville
Interested or want to nominate someone? Submit here.
What are the requirements to run as a State Representative in Tennessee?
- A U.S. citizen
- 21 years old before the general election
- A three-year resident of Tennessee before the general election
- A county resident for 1 year prior to the general election
- A qualified voter
- Petition filed with 25 validated signatures of voters in your district
Learn more here.
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