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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

The slate of hate, a series of anti-LGBTQ+ bills pushed by Tennessee Republicans at the state level, continues to threaten our communities. TN Senate/House Bill 0001 would criminalize medical and healthcare procedures for trans youth (click here to view the bill) TN Senate/House Bill 0003 would criminalize drag shows on public property or anywhere viewable … Read more

The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) expresses its dismay at Tennessee Republicans’ obsession with canceling freedoms for the transgender community after having canceled women’s rights and reproductive freedoms in the previous legislative session. As reported by the press, this proposed anti-trans bill would deny medical freedoms in selecting care options, particularly for transgender youth in … Read more

Today, as part of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), we commemorate and honor our transgender and non-binary siblings, close and far, lost to violence in our communities. Started in 1999 as a vigil to celebrate Rita Hester, a trans woman killed a year earlier, TDOR is also an annual reminder that anti-trans and anti-queer hate … Read more

Local Democrats Thank Voters for Large Turnout and Candidates for Inclusive Campaigns The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) thanks voters for turning out in record numbers during the midterm election in our county (at 39.95% compared to 30% statewide). We should all be proud of the work accomplished to date to inform voters about issues … Read more

The Washington County Democratic Party’s US flag was stolen from our booth at the Appalachian Fair over the weekend. We prominently display the Stars & Stripes as a reminder that we work hard for all, no matter their political leanings, even when they disagree with us. While we have encountered our fair share of unpleasant … Read more

Today marks a dark day for Tennessee and reproductive rights: Access to abortion, a critical and life-saving health procedure for thousands in our state is now fully banned. The ill-intended ‘trigger law’ is now in effect, thirty days following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court. The last clinic to provide safe … Read more

The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) stands to affirm that the August 4 elections in our county were held with utmost integrity and fairness. The processes and logistics, including the various safeguards established by the Washington County Election Commission, were impartial and secure and ensured the full veracity of the votes cast. Further, we reiterate … Read more