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"Saving the Polar Bears" On LCDP YouTube Channel PDF Print E-mail

Larry Best's presentations on "Saving the Polar Bears" are now available to view on the Loudon County Democratic Party YouTube channel.

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Loudon County Democratic Party Now Has a YouTube Channel PDF Print E-mail

The Loudon County Democratic Party now has a YouTube channel! This provides us with yet another method for distributing information and news of interest.

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Templates for Letters to Your TN Legislator Regarding INSURE TENNESSEE PDF Print E-mail

Below are two letters that can be used as a template for writing letters to your Tennessee legislators regarding Insure Tennessee. They were written by Larry Best.

TENNESSEE HOUSE VERSION

Subject: TN Legislature failure to act on Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal
To: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dear Rep Calfee:

I am writing to express my outrage at the gross disrespect shown to Governor Haslam by the TN House of Representatives in failing to take up his Insure Tennessee proposal. The Governor did an excellent job negotiating a very good deal for the citizens of Tennessee. If enacted, Insure Tennessee will bolster Tennessee's hospitals, who are being crushed by the costs of uninsured patients. It will create thousands of jobs. Most importantly, by covering almost 300,000 citizens, including 30,000 veterans, it will save thousands of lives over time.

To blithely consign so many citizens of Tennessee to suffering and death is outrageous. How many times does any state legislator have the opportunity to cast a vote where the lives of a huge number of constituents are literally on the line? Failure to act is breathtaking in its callous contempt for the value of the lives of Tennesseans and disregard for their prosperity.

I urge you to work with your colleagues in the House to give the Governor's proposal the attention it deserves.

Regards,
<Your Name Here>

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TENNESSEE SENATE VERSION

Subject: Lack of respect shown to Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal
To: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dear Senator McNally

I am writing to express my outrage at the gross disrespect shown to Governor Haslam by the TN Senate in failing to take up his Insure Tennessee proposal on the floor of the Senate. The Governor did an excellent job negotiating a very good deal for the citizens of Tennessee. If enacted, Insure Tennessee will bolster Tennessee's hospitals, who are being crushed by the costs of uninsured patients. It will create thousands of jobs. Most importantly, by covering almost 300,000 citizens, including 30,000 veterans, it will save thousands of lives over time.

To blithely consign so many citizens of Tennessee to suffering and death is outrageous. How many times does any state senator have the opportunity to cast a vote where the lives of a huge number of constituents are literally on the line? Failure to act is breathtaking in its callous contempt for the value of the lives of Tennesseans and disregard for their prosperity.

I urge you to work with your colleagues in the Senate to give the Governor's proposal the consideration it deserves.

Regards,
<Your Name Here>


 
IMPORTANT: Upcoming Election of Loudon County Democratic Party Leaders PDF Print E-mail

The Loudon County Democratic Party announces that its biannual Convention for Reorganization will be held on March 21, 2015 at the Loudon Annex (Cedar and Popular Streets) in Loudon. Doors open at 11 AM -- no one will be permitted in after 12 Noon.

All Loudon County Democrats who are registered voters are urged to attend. You must bring proof of residency and be willing to support the Democratic Party. Driver's license or voter registration card will be accepted.

Please add this important meeting to your calendar and plan to attend. It is our opportunity to elect new officers. All registered Democrats in Loudon County are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will involve selection of the Loudon County Democratic Party (LCDP) Officers, Bylaws and your District County Assembly Members. The LCDP County Assembly recommends the adoption of the bylaws found on this LCDP website and the Tennessee Democratic Party website.


 
Letter: Extremists on the loose in Legislature PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor, Knoxville News Sentinel
From Laurence J. Best, Lenoir City, TN
Published Feb 14, 2015

There is a band of extremists in the news. They have vanquished the opposition and gained absolute power in their territory. They are using this power to roll back rights for women, institute policies based on religious law and establish a cult of death that has cost the lives of thousands.

This group is not the Islamic State; it's the Republican supermajority in the Tennessee Legislature. ISIS is best known for grisly and heinous videos of foreigners being killed. The supermajority has recently become known for killing Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan, which, according to a study by Harvard University, would have saved thousands of lives over time from preventable deaths from treatable illnesses and injuries. In short, while ISIS condemns a handful of foreigners to death with a knife, the supermajority has condemned thousands of Tennessee citizens to death with a gavel.

What would motivate legislators to consign so many of their constituents to suffering and early demise? (And, in the process, pass on billions desperately needed to keep Tennessee hospitals open and create thousands of Tennessee jobs.)

It's not the weak excuses they've given. Insure Tennessee is not an "indefinite commitment," since it is worded to automatically terminate if Federal funding stops. It does not "run up the deficit," since it is fully paid for without new taxes, and unused Tennessee funds just go to other states. The real motivations behind killing Insure Tennessee are naked political spite and fear of out-of-state billionaires who treat the poor families of Tennessee as pawns to be sacrificed in the name of ideological purity.

This is a reminder of the dangers of one-party rule. Politicians who have no reason to fear voters become lap-dogs for special interests. These lap-dogs need some training.


 
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