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Life in Davidson County means: TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION at the hands of #TNGOP. Blue Nashville & Memphis are the 💰 engine driving red TN. 🔥
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Apr 5 16 tweets 10 min read
TOMORROW'S #TennesseeCapitol #TennesseeThree ACTION INFO THREAD ⤵️

Firstly: Go to tennesseethree.org for an overview and schedule. (Try a different browser if it won't come up.)

#LocalActionsTN #LocalActionsNashville #TN3
#GunSense #MarchForOurLives An ask from us: #TNLeg is notorious for cutting cameras and we suspect GOP leaders will try to prevent reporters/the public from entering the #TennesseeCapitol viewing gallery.

PLEASE SHOOT VIDEO. Upload to the #TennesseeThree hashtag ASAP. THANK YOU.
Apr 4 14 tweets 11 min read
Our second thread in a series about why #Tennessee @TNGOP leadership is resorting to authoritarianism.

Generally they only care about big business/their donors. Their policies are failing average Tennesseans.

This thread is about our poor economic outcomes.

#TNDeservesBetter #Tennessee is #42 of 50 states for average income.

The median US income is $67,521 - well above our $56,071. (Source next Tweet)

Apr 4 17 tweets 11 min read
We've written a lot of threads on #Tennessee status at the bottom of 50 states on virtually everything from average income to life expectancy. Sadly it isn't a surprise that @TNGOP is now resorting to authoritarianism, since its members lack the skills to lead our state. 🧵 Basically the issue is that @TNGOP "leadership" puts big business/their donors first. They don't even think about average Tennesseans, since those folks don't have big bucks to pour into campaign coffers.
Apr 3 9 tweets 9 min read
#GunSense #NashvilleCovenantSchool #DefendDrag #NoNewNashvilleStadium #LocalActionsNashville #LocalActionsTN
Monday afternoon thread ⤵️⤵️

TODAY! @AwakeTN is ALSO planning a #GunSense rally at the #Tennessee Capitol at 4 PM.

Later TODAY: Join @Nashtivists for a #GunSense #NotOneMore phonebank calling #Tennessee legislators on gun bills (lowering permitless carry age, guns in cars etc.)

Apr 2 6 tweets 3 min read
The second #NoNewNashvilleStadium vote is THIS TUESDAY. We wrote a petition with some background information and links to actions folks have already taken such as a great open letter from @_kellykitty_.

change.org/NoNewNashville… The petition contains links to contact Metro Councilmembers, tho you can also do that here. You may want to contact them all, since #WarOnNashville may affect who represents you soon.

Apr 2 14 tweets 14 min read
Sep 14, 2022 19 tweets 8 min read
Earlier in our mentions we drew a troll who claims we're "making stuff up" when talking about Tennessee's status at the bottom of every measure of the civilized world on everything from child mortality to literacy to medical bankruptcy. Not the case. 🧵 We're seeing folks pick up some of our language on this. For our beloved followers rather than Mr. Troll, here's some source material for topics we often discuss.

Child mortality: TN is generally bottom 10, tho some years we're #42, some it's #44.

Feb 28, 2022 19 tweets 9 min read
Journo @cjcmichel was the first to dig up a trove of docs proving Kline Preston - interviewed by @Tennessean re his ties to Russian spying in a now infamous article we'll link below - was the head of @MarshaBlackburn's campaign org from its inception. 🧵 Firstly the infamous article. We think this doesn't go into Preston's ties to Blackburn because IWRC, they hadn't been proven yet. (We think @anitawadhwani, one of our faves now writing for @TNLookout, would have asked had she had access to the docs.)

Aug 31, 2020 10 tweets 13 min read
@TNLookout @anitawadhwani @MarshaBlackburn Thanks for the excellent reporting as always. Just one detail: Kline Preston was the President of Marsha Blackburn for Congress Inc. from 2002-2009 as proven by documents unearthed by journo @CJCMichel. Preston's own website calls himself President as late as Dec 2014. @TNLookout @anitawadhwani @MarshaBlackburn @cjcmichel
Aug 19, 2020 20 tweets 10 min read
[Thread] We're starting to see RTs and likes on an old thread we wrote about Alexander Torshin/Maria Butina Russian influence spreading into TN via Kline Preston, the longterm (10+ year) campaign manager of @MarshaBlackburn.

This is probably because of the #SenateIntelReport which dropped a few days ago. Yes, it does include quite a bit of info about Torshin and Butina's activities in Nashville.

We notice it also says members of the Trump Transition Team (again, Blackburn was a co-chair of the Transition) were subject to Russian influence.
Jan 20, 2020 26 tweets 17 min read
Back in 2016 TN Sen. @MarshaBlackburn was selected as one of only 4 members of Congress to serve as co-chair of Trump's transition team along with the likes of Michael Flynn, Rebekah Mercer & Newt Gingrich.

[#MondayMotivation #MoscowMarsha Megathread]

politico.com/blogs/donald-t… What did @MarshaBlackburn do to earn such close proximity to the President-elect?

Did Transition look the other way while its closely allied org, the Trump Inaugural Committee, took bribes from Russia-friendly Ukrainians?

Nov 22, 2019 19 tweets 8 min read
There are many, many more issues with @MarshaBlackburn's time in public life [THREAD]:

☑ Blackburn was sent 54 compliance letters from the FEC for failing to declare over $400,000 in contributions.

nytimes.com/2018/10/03/us/… ☑ Directed over $1 million to her son in law while claiming the two "don't discuss issues." (@Tennessean, July 20, 2008)
Jan 14, 2019 26 tweets 13 min read
Next Tweets: Pic of Torshin and Butina in Nashville at the 2015 @NRA Convention; pic of Torshin in Nashville in 2012 looking at voting machines with @MarshaBlackburn long term org chair Kline Preston; a couple recent threads we've written on these subjects. #TrumpRussia [Thread] This pic of two close Putin allies - Butina and Torshin - at Nashville's @countrymusichof makes our blood run cold. (Pic first published by @CJCMichel.)

We can't see nametags on the other two women but our guess is other Russians in town for the convention.
Nov 4, 2018 10 tweets 8 min read
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☎ Call @NashvilleDems 629-888-3237 or 615-479-8320.

📱In Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis call 833-508-RIDE (7433).

💙 Don't forget @Lyft and @Uber are offering free rides.

#BeAVoter #WaveCastTN ❓Not in one of the counties listed above and need a ride? 🚙

📞 Call your local Democratic Party or one of your local candidates. You can also call @TNDP at 615-327-9779.

🌊 tndp.org/county-parties…

🌊 tndp.org/2018-democrati…

#BeAVoter #WaveCastTN
Nov 1, 2018 30 tweets 17 min read
.@VoteMarsha ginning up the 'fake outrage' machine again. Last time she did this she violated @Twitter TOS against distributing hacked material. The first time she contributed to the deaths of a police officer and a decorated veteran. [THREAD] #TNSen

dailycaller.com/2018/10/30/goo… We've actually been writing threads about this for weeks now. In early October @Votemarsha resurrected her "#StopTheBias" hashtag which she shares with such fine upstanding orgs as Alex Jones' Prison Planet.

Oct 29, 2018 18 tweets 11 min read
❗What @VoteMarsha's not telling you about "mobs."

In 2001, as a state Senator, she played a lead role in instigating a group of 1000+ who broke windows & shut down the Legislature over a vote on a potential state income tax. @Tennessean coverage tells the tale. #TNSen [THREAD] The July 13, 2001 issue of @Tennessean was more or less full of the story. (You can purchase it yourself at Tennessean.com archives or on sites like Newspapers.com.)

Unfortunately it's in a format that's difficult to represent here, but we've done our best
Sep 6, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
Thanks @RizzoTK!
👉🏻 3 Pinocchios means, roughly: "Pants on Fire!" 🔥🔥🔥 #TNSen

As we've said all along: @TNGOP, Koch Brothers @AFPhq and @VoteMarsha have nothing that even remotely compares to their own scandals to hang on @PhilBredesen.

washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/… UNlike @VoteMarsha, Phil has never been investigated by the FEC, his close associates aren't tied to Putin/Russia and aren't being disbarred for fraud.

He's never directed money to his family (he never lived in the Governors Mansion his supporters paid half the tab to rehab.)
Sep 5, 2018 14 tweets 9 min read
We were just talking about @VoteMarsha personal and political scandals. It's not like this is the first time she's failed to report salient information. #TNSen

tennessean.com/story/news/pol… We know we've already talked about this a lot but it bears repeating. @VoteMarsha's campaign finance chair in '02 and '04 was Kline Preston.

Sep 3, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Keene and his wife were, of course, introduced to Butina's handler Alex Torshin- and likely Butina- by longtime @VoteMarsha associate (frmr campaign finance chair & re-elect head) Kline Preston.

Want a scandal-free Senator? Vote @PhilBredesen for #TNSen. tennessean.com/story/news/201…
Aug 30, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
Nashville, run almost entirely by Democrats, has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the US. This is bumping up stats for the entire state.

We bet @VoteMarsha cheated off the other kids in school, too.

#MendaciousMarsha #TNSen qz.com/1251382/nashvi…