Washington County Democratic Party Announces Public Forum Series

Next Forum to Focus on Healthcare Access & Equity on May 9 Today, the Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) announces the full schedule for its 2023 Public Forum Series, with monthly panels of experts discussing topics that matter locally to residents of Washington County. “These events are intentionally non-partisan, open to the public, and designed … Read more

Washington County Democratic Party Condemns Tennessee Republicans’ Continued Assault on Democracy in our State

WCDP Calls the Public to Join our Efforts Yesterday, the Republican supermajority in the Tennessee State House announced its intent to wrap up the legislative session in a single week. Speaker Sexton wants to expedite the approval of all the GOP’s bills. Notably, none of these bills address the need for significant action on sensible … Read more

Action Alert: Red Flag Bill

If TN had red flag laws, the 9-year-olds and three adults killed at the Covenant School shooting might be alive today. The state legislators are considering the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO, Red Flag). ➡️ Please call Rep Alexander at 615-741-2251 and Rep Hicks at 615-741-1717 THIS WEEK and urge them to vote YES on this bill.  

Democrats Stand in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community

Washington County Democratic Party Denounces ‘Slate of Hate’ Legislation April 1, 2023, marked a dark day for Tennesseans as the law that curbs the rights to free speech and personal expression for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community was to be effective. This law is now under a temporary judicial hold until … Read more

Local Democrats Condemn Republicans’ Efforts to Expel Tennessee House Democrats Who Called for Gun Reform

Washington County Democratic Party Encourages the Public to Take Action in Support of Common Sense Gun Laws in Tennessee On Monday, the Republican leaders in the Tennessee House introduced a resolution to expel Representatives Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville), Justin Jones (D-Nashville), and Justin Pearson (D-Memphis) after the first two were stripped of their committee assignments with … Read more

Washington County Democrats Launch 2024 Election Cycle following Successful Reorganization and New Structure Adoption

Democratic Party Elects Leadership, Validates New Bylaws, and Initiates Strategic Roadmap The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) held its 2023 Biennial Reorganization Convention, as mandated by Tennessee law, this past Saturday, March 25, at Carver Park Recreation Center in Johnson City. Attendance at the event doubled from its 2021 edition and saw the election of … Read more

Washington County Democratic Party to Hold 2023 Biennial Reorganization Convention on March 25 in Johnson City

The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) will hold its 2023 Biennial Reorganization Convention on Saturday, March 25, at Carver Park Recreation Center (322 W Watauga Ave, Johnson City, TN). WCDP invites all residents of Washington County supporting Democratic values and candidates to join the Convention and vote for the party’s new bylaws and leadership. The … Read more

Washington County Democrats endorse plan to move to Voting Centers in 2024

Today, the Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) submitted a letter of support to the Washington County Election Commission (WCEC) endorsing their plan to test Voting Centers in our county for the 2024 election cycle. WCDP is in favor of this initiative because voting centers will ease access to the polls for all Washington County registered … Read more

The murder of Tyre Nichols

Tyre Nichols died at the hands of Memphis police officers. Other civil servants on-site failed to provide assistance that could have saved his life. This egregious loss must be yet another wake-up call that police reform is necessary for our Country in general and Tennessee in particular. Governor Lee’s silence on the topic is shameful: … Read more

Protecting our LGBTQ+ friends, families, and neighbors

The slate of hate, a series of anti-LGBTQ+ bills pushed by Tennessee Republicans at the state level, continues to threaten our communities. [Passed – Effective 7/1/2023] – TN Senate/House Bill 0001 would criminalize medical and healthcare procedures for trans youth (click here to view the bill) [Passed – Effective 4/1/2023] – TN Senate Bill 0003/House … Read more