"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. ”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Monday, March 06, 2017
A word from Dave Cambron, and some words FOR Democratic County Commissioners
First, my words: I want to know why the hell any Democratic Commissioners would not be on board with this. These three have some explaining to do. Now, here's Dave:
We have a unique opportunity to send a new progressive voice to the State Capitol from Shelby County.
Our County Commission will be voting on who will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Lovell after he resigned in disgrace amidst allegations of sexual harassment.
Adrienne Pakis-Gillon has indicated she would like to serve in this role. Adrienne, as many of you know, is a leading progressive activist, a club member and a staunch Democrat who will not hesitate to stand up for the values that we share. She was a key figure in getting the women's suffrage monument built, she is active with Planned Parenthood and current serves on the State Executive Committee of our Tennessee Democratic Party.
It is critical that Adrienne is chosen to fill the vacancy for State House District 95.
Four of the Democratic Commissioners have committed to support Adrienne Pakis-Gillion. But three Democratic Commissioners: Melvin Burgess, Eddie Jones and Justin Ford have not. This is simply not acceptable. Our Democrats must be unified and stand up against the radical right wing agenda coming out of the State Capitol.
If you want to see more progressive voices at the state capitol, then please take a few minutes today and call and/or send an email to these county commissioners and ask them to commit to voting for Adrienne Pakis-Gillion to fill the vacancy for House District 95. Let them know that this vote matters to you and that you cannot support any Democrat who let's this opportunity slip away.
Progressives need Adrienne Pakis-Gillon in the State Capitol. Make sure Commissioners Burgess, Ford and Jones vote to make it happen. Please make sure to mention you want Adrienne named.