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"gunston america" Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

04:52 min | 10 months ago

"gunston america" Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Are there any guns in the home and how to stores the ours recognizing the role that guns having suicides Because kids are impulsive and they don't always think all the way from A to Z and so they make choices there aren't always good choices especially if they're having a bad day in a gun is in the home on that increases the risk of them actually dom by suicide and the tea he is. What I'm doing now is telling others About these smart and so to elaborate on. What's coming up February two I do the eighth is national? Snow gun violence survivor week. And what this entails is tragically our gun. Death rate is eleven times greater than that of via pure countries. You know and that's unacceptable. And so we want to put a human sage to the American gun crisis not just kissed. Ix want to actually raise awareness about this issue and we WANNA help others that are impacted that feel like they may not have a voice or they may not fit into taught category or anything like that so we WanNa make sure that we have them connected to others that have experienced the same thing have been impacted by gun violence and so with the gun violence sweet. This'll be the second annual ones that we're the ones and we're focused on sharing amplifying the stories of survivors who live with the impact on every day of the year. Thank you so much for your story of this is Cathy I am Mary. Ellen's Co host. It's this evening. I don't know how someone could not consider you a survivor of gun. Violence I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for the information about survivors. Week we will share air that on our social media as well Before we let you go What kind of way other ways can folks get involved in? Bunn the violence survivor week. Okay there's this The centerpiece is the moment. That survived is a year round digital storytelling site in a campaign pain which Americans across the country here the finding details of their experience not to relive the trauma but more so of Just expressing expressing how you feel and what it's done to you Some people they if they read it. They'll understand. The impact has had on your life. When you went for for myself we went from a family of four to instant family of three and trying to suggest and make that adjustment was tough isn't hardest And it was the most devastating a year of our lives and so by having a moments that survive they can go online and actually share their story. I'm so that people can understand and everyday lives the changes in the results of how gun violence has affected us. I'm especially as survivors They can also get involved. Oh but moms demand action for Gunston America and the everytime survivor network if they're looking to reach out and connect to someone that may have experienced the same type type of gun violence we have a lot array of people have actually been impacted. Different ways. you have suicide and you have the unintentional that you have mass shootings and things like that and a lot of our survivors have experienced that and so we have people that we can in connect you with so you don't feel alone. I know at times it feels like moments. You may feel alone but we have other survivors. That can actually. You can actually talk to reach chat with and so we want to actually promote that as well thank you so much Giovanni I really you're just amazing and If you lived in New York I would've pulled in in here with us but Just to other things just to comments from what you've said. Is that again February. The first week in February is really what What matters for this particular campaign because it America's gun death rate is ten times great greater than Dan of our peer countries? So that's what you just mentioned. I just wanted to amplify that rem and make sure people heard that and the other thing is just what you were saying. It's so important to put a human face nice to all of these Tragedy so once again. Thank you so much Looking forward to collaborating with you in the future Yes thank you thank you folks. That's moments that survived dot org. Please take a look. Thank you Thanks so another way that our listeners I can get involved and is to find out more about becoming a member of gag so please go to gays against guns dot net or follow us on gays against guns N. Y. on facebook and Instagram Graham or gag no guns on twitter another great way to get involved as by coming Adu- becoming a WBAI buddies. Wait a minute what's the..

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"gunston america" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"gunston america" Discussed on AM Joy

"Elections that America is is in crisis behind me as a scene of another mass shooting. Erica is a nation in mourning shooting rampage in Virginia out claimed at least twenty two lives but when they had had a chance to act on gun reform Virginia Republicans ran away. Every member of the Virginia legislature is up for reelection. This November November Virginian support commonsense gun reform. We deserve legislators who do to vote November fifth that political ad by the giffords Gifford's Pat was part of a massive push in Virginia this election cycle which resulted in gun control groups outspending the NRA get this by eight to one in their own backyard. That spending has been credited with helping. Democrats gained full control of the Virginia government. Who the first time in more than two decades data shows the NRA spent a little more than three hundred and fifty eight thousand dollars? The giffords pack three hundred thousand dollars in every town for Gun Safety Action Fund and the organization's Victory Fund spent a whopping two point. Five million. Join me now. Shannon Watts founder of MOMS demand action for Gunston America congratulations. That was a huge win in Virginia. And I think it's it's particularly important because as somebody who lives in New York. Virginia is like the supply chain for a lot of the guns that wind up in cities. Like this one. That's right this was important for three reasons first of all we beat the NRA in their own backyard second is you referenced. Virginia is really the source of so many crime guns in Dr Countries Iron Pipeline which is essentially the I ninety five quarter and the third reason is that this will point twenty twenty candidates in the right direction. Any candidate who takes takes their cues from the gun lobby was sent a very strong message this week and now we will take the gun. Lobby's weaknesses and turn those into winds up and down the ballot in two thousand twenty. Yeah I think in Kentucky sent the message very clearly don't come for obamacare people like having health care and being met being Matt Bevin and threatening to take it away. That's GonNa make you unpopular. I think in Virginia the message was pretty clear. Americans want sane commonsense gun reform all the polls show it but you guys actually showed you know that. It's just a myth that you can't win running openly on reform that's right post-election polling showed us that this was actually the most important issue the issue of gun safety to swing district voters Those are obviously the voters that are very important to Donald Trump But also by two one margin. The voters in Virginia in those swing districts. Restricts voted for candidates who made gun cents a priority in their campaign so this is a winning issue we showed that definitive definitively in the election. And now we will take those winds and replicate them in the twenty twenty election up and down. The ballot in state and federal races works out of the race. He was very sincere and very passionate on gun. Reform people said. Oh that just shows that speaking about gun reform is bad. But now you've got Michael Bloomberg New York billionaire who's very openly been supporting with his with his lots and lots of money a gun. Reform activity is now jumping into the race. Are we past this point where people can pretend that saying you want to reform the system that lets anybody who wants one get an Ar fifteen twenty four thousand of them. We passed that argument about whether that is a bad thing to do in an election year. Yes yes this used to be a third rail issue. It's now not only not polarizing it's getting voters to the polls. We showed that in two thousand eighteen our organization outspent and outmaneuvered. The the gun lobby. In fact we flipped seven state legislatures to begun since majorities. We've already gone into many of those in past stronger gun laws. We elected over a thousand guns since candidates across the country. Now we have this huge win in Virginia. We know we will pass stronger gun laws probably in January and so we will take all of this momentum and we will show candidates that the NRA's agenda is toxic and that it actually hurts candidates who are doing their bidding and that's a watershed moment. In American politics were every Democratic candidate compete to see who can be the best on this issue. So I'm competent. We will elect a gun. Since president and I'm confident that we will flip state legislatures to begun since majorities again. What other states have you got on your radar? We have a lot of states on our radar. You know. We're still planning twenty twenty. Don't forget that January's beginning of state legislative just slative sessions all across the country. So we'll be showing up to pass good laws and stop bad laws But going into twenty twenty you know. They're they're racist like in Colorado where this issue will be pivotal and I would ask everyone. Who's listening if you WANNA get involved in this issue? Just text the word ready to six four four three three. You can join moms demand action. We're not just MOMS MOMS. Were mothers and others were also the largest gun violence prevention organization this country and we are going to be at the forefront of all the upcoming elections unday Shannon Watts. Congratulations guys. Did the a huge job there in Virginia. And Hey the era may actually be a beneficiary of women could actually be ratified. Thanks to you guys and a lot of other great people who did a lot of work thank you so much thank you thank you and coming up we will tell you the story and working class American heroin..

"gunston america" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

13:33 min | 1 year ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"And one of us will get back to them and tell them how like enjoy event and work alongside us. Emily durban michigan chapter leader for moms demand action for gunston america. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you so much all right. It seems like every announcement of a big corporate investment assessment that will create jobs is accompanied by an announcement of government subsidies and incentives for that business big companies pit state versus state community versus community to get the biggest possible pot of taxpayer assistance for their expansions. Now one of the most influential voices on the right is calling for an end to this corporate welfare. Amy you find yourself in the very unusual position of agreeing with the coq funded mackinac center. It's rare that i agree with the ultra conservative mackinac center for public policy but last month they published a spy on opinion piece calling for the end to corporate subsidies and there's currently a bipartisan push in the michigan legislature to do the same the house budget calls for fifty five point six million dollar cut to corporate welfare that slightly north of fifty percent of what they normally spend and the watchdog the agency good jobs. I keep a database tracking corporate subsidies state-by-state michigan's recently got bumped from the number two spot for the worst in the nation louisiana edge them out with over twenty five billion tax giveaways new york takes tap spat with about thirty four billion michigan in clocks in at fifteen point five billion with seventeen thousand six hundred eighty individual subsidies at state and local levels. The bulk of the brakes went to ford motor company g._m. Ceac chrysler and dow dupont <hes> those companies raked in nine point four billion. The tracking tool is imperfect and good jobs. First admits that a lot of these subsidies at the local level are not reported so they can't pick those up. We'll have a link to both the opinion piece and the subsidy tracker on the show. Now what's interesting that they're calling for this action basically the state and local level. I worked in the commerce department for several years and we face this problem all the time because it's like unilateral disarmament if we didn't come up with the bucks some other state. Would it really needs to be done at the national level because if you don't some state is going to say well. Let's let's get this business. Look what they did with the amazon to headquarters and and the fight there in the fight for the manufacturer of the iphones it ended up in wisconsin and is not creating nearly the jobs that were promised <hes> yet a._o._c. Oh see getting a lot of heat for fighting the subsidies for amazon to come into new york and alternated and kevin to new york but if you don't if you do it at the state level it's going to hurt your state and it's going to hurt you politically because somebody else was going to get those jobs that's true and the mackinac center to to a study on this and they found it. It didn't really create jobs. Sometimes jobs actually lost and these companies come back time and again saying you wanna stay then you have to pay us again is to corporate extortion. What's interesting. Do you look at the movie. Industry michigan had that program the jennifer granholm instituted for a while to basically state became a financial partner and a lot of movies that were done in michigan uh-huh and we got a lot of production of to this day. There's an awful lot of debate as to whether it was worth it. How long was it in place. Though i mean if you if you're really going to subsidize that is something where invested something that investment needs to stay there for a long time and then i think they they may have taken that away too soon one of the things though that i questioned about what the mackinac center has to say about the subsidies and first of all in agreement that larger corporate subsidies those doesn't subsidies seem unnecessary. I am sure that we're paying for research and development and that kind of thing but they've got got prophets for that. That's what profits are for but when we're talking about something like a pure michigan which macintosh centers specifically called out that isn't a an investment into our brand as michigan so that is a direct subsidy of like bringing people into the state. Hey i'm not sure that their call for an end to pure michigan subsidies is a good what would you say though about subsidies for for alternative energy manufacturing to come into the state of michigan order come into the united states for that matter right now. We're fighting with china for a lot of that investment on batteries for the future windmill turban construction and also solar panels and we're losing most of that competition yeah and so we should invest in. It's it's it's like the film when you're trying to establish an industry in a state. You need to invest in that industry. I don't know why we need to continually invest in dan automotive businesses because it seems to me like there's enough profit there now that they can do that on their own now. I don't know a lot about that industry. I'm not gonna talk a lot about that but when you have a profitable industry and established industry and profitable companies like ford involved in that why is ford board the biggest recipient of subsidies in the state because doesn't give out of if michigan doesn't give them those subsidies they ended up in indiana or tennessee the correct along with everydollar subsidies. There's also dollars in establishing offices internationally <hes>. I think we lost <hes>. Would we lose toyota to illinois <hes> several years ago okay and it was in part of that was because we had closed our trade the office out there something as simple as it sounds so let's let's think about this for a minute. The mackinac center says you spending all this money. You're not really getting enough jobs out of it or you're not really getting more wages out of it. There's another study for from this year or at least it's. It's <hes> article from this year. That references study sixty one percent of the jobs in michigan are now less than twenty dollars an hour. It's the first time in the state's history that michigan michigan has been low prosperity while we've had a strong auto industry. Where should we spend money to fix that. Why i think one of the things we could do is if we're going to give these subsidies and we would have to get an agreement from the company that they're going to stay in the state and they're gonna create so many jobs in them if they break that agreement agreement than they have to pay it back in trouble damages so they would have a stronger incentive not to screw us over. an excellent point and i i remember sitting sitting in college talking about what general motors did to flint and the professor said why didn't flint just go into those plants lanson. Tell them you're not taking a single out of here until you pay back all of those subsidies that we gave you and it was a it was thought exercise. He wasn't so much something the thing that might have been practical. I mean flint doesn't have troops or anything like that to stop them but there is a great inequity between the state state and the businesses they subsidize but also between the workers who are making less than twenty dollars an hour and the subsidies that are going to these is places. If anybody wants a good case study in the flaws with these incentives we will have some links on our website to some details on the foxconn boondoggle wisconsin where you had the former governor scott walker committing more than four billion dollars in subsidies so they could make iphones in wisconsin and it just hasn't worked out.

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"gunston america" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

"So no, absolutely. And it came close to passing. And so it's something that the representatives in your state should obviously take as to pay attention to given how close it came. I hope the same grassroots army. The people. That organizing that Aladin initiative then turned into a Bill and find their sponsors and push it through because now is the time that do that. So the the gun control measure is of those three that I mentioned the gun control measure is the one that did pass. And I think that's because it was a literal life or death issue for a lot of odors. They understood that this is the thing that is causing preventable deaths and people came out and voted for it more despite a similar amount of money that was spent by the gun industry. So what I'm spending a lotta time doing now is just trying to figure out like how do we help people understand? Hey, climate change is also a life or death issue. It's the kind of thing you need to vote about. And even if it means that that, you know, your household ends up spending ten dollars or ten dollars a month more because the insurance air sorry, the the oil industry, they're they like their prophet. So if we pass them as you're like, this, they probably gonna pass those path those costs along to households like eating, even if that impacts your family ten dollars a month. Climate change is going to kill people. Yes. Hopefully with the fires hopefully, ten dollars a month is the kind of thing that people when you put it in those terms they understand, and they they would be able to get on board with in the future. So. It's not only an abstraction anymore. It's like a serenade talking on this. You're seeing climate refugees in fires in California than the hurricane Maria whose Arkansas with someone from Arkansas, right? Yes. I am Katherine. Hi. All right. Can I take can I take our Arkansas mcgeever? So you're from you're from Fayetteville at right? An yes. And I said north west Arkansas, so we have that caddo in a sage indigenous people tonight. But as well. Yeah. Right. And so yeah, tell me how that is. Because you know, I haven't been there, but I've gone through enough in you know, you are my neighbour like I think fan mail is kind of a blue dot, you know, kind of akin to Columbia, Missouri. You know, like a college town, and what's, you know, a pretty red heavily gerrymandered stay, you know, you're also where Bill and Hillary lived back before they. To got been Zavala ticks. What was your experience like canvassing? They're trying to get out the bow you tell us about that. Yes. So fan mail is a little. We do a lot of works of work with Mosman action for Gunston America's. So we had several on since canidates in north west, Arkansas. He he are represent our Representative. Our state Representative that brought guns on campus, college campuses, in parks, and public places. No. So we had wonderful man running in sound. And so we rallied together to do a lot of Keefe as seen from banking. She beat them by ten point. He listen for term of DO. A a mutt. Inch TV and by ten points. So that was pretty amazing. And he had you want coming in pregnant array for ads and stuff. So we were like every weekend. We did like phone banking cameras Sandinista. I also. Her a few other candidate area as well as I did a couple of days. I went to Texas in campus. I mean, I I loved it. I loved came ac- Aachen people, you freight, holding will have up to them. I would say that are are raised that we focus the most on which was the one wind people were really route up about him. He had gone against what the interviews, but law enforcement everyone wanted push the Bill through ever anyway..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"gunston america" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Are you lonely. Heavy one. This is Kelly with two broads talking politics. I am enjoying the delightful silence of my house because my kids are four hundred miles away, but I have lovely ladies to talk with me tonight. So I'm on with my co host, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly and night. We are talking to, Christie, who is in Tennessee. Hi, Christie. Hey, Kelly. So we're talking in general about the politics of Tennessee tonight. And in later segments, we'll have interviews with Justin canoe and Mariah Phillips, but Christie may be give us a little bit of background on your involvement in Tennessee in Tennessee politics. I am from the Nashville area. I live about four or five minutes outside of Nashville, and it is a very rule read fee and I am a small dot. I live in an area where I have to drive past veteran, fly on hills and on houses. And that's. Where I'm at in Tennessee, I got involved in politics. I've always been interested in it, and I've always been very vocal on social media, but in two thousand sixteen a lot happened. We had the pulse nightclub shooting that happened that summer. It was another shooting and it felt like we were having so many of them. And then in November, of course, Trump was elected, and it felt like the bottom fell out. Although, as we know that bother them keeps getting deeper. So. After he was elected, I really through my net wide. I didn't really know where I wanted to get involved. So I got involved with my local Democratic Party. I actually got elected as the vice chair for my city and then joined into action for Gunston America. And I was just trying to find where I would fit. I joined an indivisible and I was doing stuff with Planned Parenthood, but it was when I found moms demand that I truly felt like I found my collie since I have five children, I wanna do everything I can to keep them safe. So that was my first dip into politics here in Tennessee. Great, sue. You started to talk about how very very read parts of Tennessee are. Yes, maybe that's where we can sort of start in on our discussion. So Tennessee has a Republican governor, two Republican senators in the US house. There's seven Republicans into Democrats are to Democrats sending Tennessee and the state Senate and state house are super majorities for the Republicans. The Republicans also hold the attorney general and secretary of state position, so that's really, really, really Republican, very read. I guess one of the questions I have is, is it really that read by which I mean, you can be Republican. You can feel like the majority of people are Republicans without it actually being quite that lopsided. Do you know other Democrats are people in hiding. Or or is some amount of this come from gerrymandering, voter, suppression, voter, apathy, that sort of thing. I think it's a little bit of both. Anytime we don't really use the word Democrats openly and unless you're in the bigger cities. And so anytime I find someone that I figure out that they're democrat, I'm like, ooh, someone else, you're another another blue dot, but we are also extremely gerrymandered in our district. So when you're out talking to people most of the time, I just assume everyone is Republican and, and that's how life is in a small town though. I'm, I'm again forty five minutes outside of a larger city. So these smaller towns, I feel alone. So notice that there are two, Democratic Congress people from Tennessee, but none of the races in Tennessee for congress seem to be particularly competitive between the parties is there. Even the Democrats are rated very safe in their districts. Is there a lot of gerrymandering going on into Tennessee. Yes. So I live in the six district that's Diane blacks district. And if you look at a map, you can tell just by the drawing that we are very gerrymandered 'cause we have kind of like a little arc, and then there's this little tiny sliver that has all the way down to Homa, which is a good earned a half south of us. So it's it's one of the largest districts in Tennessee, and we're hoping that we can move our state legislators a little bit more to the right, especially by twenty twenty..

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