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"mariah phillips" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"mariah phillips" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Our exclusive special on the record breaking number of women running for office this year two hundred and thirty seven women running the first thing we want to do is talk to eight different women who are on the ballot. This Tuesday from both parties who are all first time congressional candidates. Let me welcome them for something. A little different democratic Johanna. Hanes teacher running for congress in Connecticut. Doctor Kylie Horton democrat running for congress in North Carolina. Democrat Mariah Phillips at teacher running for congress in Tennessee, Republican parole, Kim, a former prosecutor running for congress in Pennsylvania, democrat, Gina Ortez. Jones in Iraq veteran running for congress in Texas. Susan hutchison. A former Republican party chair running in Washington against Senator Maria Cantwell, who I should mention I once worked for democrat, Deb hall and former Democratic Party chair running for congress in New Mexico and democrat, Katie porter a law professor running for congress in California. There are a lot of you that sort of the point. Thanks, everyone for being part of this conversation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for. For having us fantastic. I heard at least four thank yous. We wanna go around the horn and do this. Because this does look like something really different in terms of what Motors can choose from on Tuesday. Johanna? Let me start with you in the upper left. Why are you running this year maybe in a couple sentences? It will go around the horn. Because I'm tired of waiting for other people to do what I'd like to see government do to have my issues in my voice reflected. So why not me I need to speak up for people like me people my students their families my community. Kyle. I'm running to be.

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"mariah phillips" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Special on the record breaking number of women running for office this year two hundred and thirty seven women running the first thing we want to do is talk to eight different women who are on the ballot. This Tuesday from both parties who are all first time congressional candidates. So let me welcome them for something a little different democratic Johanna. Hanes a teacher running for congress in Connecticut. Doctor Kylie Horton democrat running for congress in North Carolina. Democrat Mariah Phillips at teacher running for congress in Tennessee, Republican Pearl Kim, a former prosecutor running for congress in Pennsylvania, democrat, Gina Ortez. Jones in Iraq veteran running for congress in Texas. Susan Hutchison a former Republican party chair running in Washington against Santa Maria Cantwell, who I should mention I once worked for democrat, Deb hall and former Democratic Party chair running for congress in New Mexico and democrat, Katie porter a law professional running for congress in California. There are a lot of you that sort of the point. Thanks, everyone for being part of this conversation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. All right. Are you for having us fantastic? I heard at least four thank you. We wanna go around the horn and do this. Because this does look like something really different in terms of what can choose from on Tuesday. Johanna? Let me start with you in the upper left. Why are you running this year maybe in a couple sentences? It will go around the horn. Because I'm tired of waiting for other people to do what I'd like to seek government do to have my issues, and my voice reflected. So why not me I need to speak up for people like me people my students their families my community. Kyle. I'm running to be a.

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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Buy a seminar, mid clip tea, and let's get this Bluewave wave rolling. Thanks y'all. I'm here in this segment with Mariah Phillips who is running for congress in Tennessee in Tennessee. Fourth district high Mariah, hey, thanks so much for having me. Yeah, thanks for joining me. Let's start with just a little bit of background. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and why you've decided to run for congress? Absolutely. So I am a US government teacher. I teach at a public school here rather for county, and so I teach my students, Washington those doors and it's not working very well. I'm other five, my husband, Eric, and I've been married for twenty two years and we have, you know, like I said, five has two kids. Three are already grown and out of house and two or still at home. And I actually decided one congress because while I was teaching my students about government, they kept saying, why doesn't it work the way that you teach us it's supposed to and it's really because if you wanna change the way at work, you've gotta change. The kind of people use in there and the divisiveness in Washington has kept us from making any progress to solve any actual problems and keep them from getting anything done. So I, the divisiveness in Washington right now is truly what. Inspired me to run it impacted my classroom. People were saying things about each other in to each other. That was just uncharacteristic of any other times that I've seen in in teaching high school. And you know, if you want to change it, you gotta do it from the inside out to. Can you tell us little bit about the fourth district we're in Tennessee, is this in one of the kind of concerns of the people there kind of fees? Fourth congressional district is very diverse in terms of the needs of the district. We have the suburbs of Nashville on one side kind of the suburban area there, and then the suburbs of Chattanooga on another side. And then between this vast area where it's very rural. So there are a lot of needs that that we have here. It impacts our -bility to get jobs. We've possibles that have closed in the district. But when I talked to people, whether I'm talking to people in the supper or whether it's not going to be pulling the rural communities. We all really want and need the same things. We wanna have a good paying job. At the end of the day. We have a little money in our pocket. We wanna know that we can take care of our family members when they're sick, and we wanna know that our kids are going to have a better life than we had. And so you know, when it comes to what are the issues across the district, there might be some differences in terms of specific issues. But overall, you know, the most important things are access to education and education program that works for all students that prepares them for the jobs shooter and also access to health care. So you know, as I said before, when hospitals are closing in your community, some counties don't have a hostile at all, and so being able to take care of your educational needs and your healthcare needs are the biggest issues in the district. You need to have a healthy educated workforce for a successful Konami and it's just better for our community..

Mariah Phillips congress Tennessee Eric Washington Konami US Nashville Chattanooga twenty two years
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Buy a seminar, mid clip tea, and let's get this Bluewave wave rolling. Thanks y'all. I'm here in this segment with Mariah Phillips who is running for congress in Tennessee in Tennessee. Fourth district high Mariah, hey, thanks so much for having me. Yeah, thanks for joining me. Let's start with just a little bit of background. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and why you've decided to run for congress? Absolutely. So I am a US government teacher. I teach at a public school here rather for county, and so I teach my students, Washington those doors and it's not working very well. I'm other five, my husband, Eric, and I've been married for twenty two years and we have, you know, like I said, five has two kids. Three are already grown and out of house and two or still at home. And I actually decided one congress because while I was teaching my students about government, they kept saying, why doesn't it work the way that you teach us it's supposed to and it's really because if you wanna change the way at work, you've gotta change. The kind of people use in there and the divisiveness in Washington has kept us from making any progress to solve any actual problems and keep them from getting anything done. So I, the divisiveness in Washington right now is truly what. Inspired me to run it impacted my classroom. People were saying things about each other in to each other. That was just uncharacteristic of any other times that I've seen in in teaching high school. And you know, if you want to change it, you gotta do it from the inside out to. Can you tell us little bit about the fourth district we're in Tennessee, is this in one of the kind of concerns of the people there kind of fees? Fourth congressional district is very diverse in terms of the needs of the district. We have the suburbs of Nashville on one side kind of the suburban area there, and then the suburbs of Chattanooga on another side. And then between this vast area where it's very rural. So there are a lot of needs that that we have here. It impacts our -bility to get jobs. We've possibles that have closed in the district. But when I talked to people, whether I'm talking to people in the supper or whether it's not going to be pulling the rural communities. We all really want and need the same things. We wanna have a good paying job. At the end of the day. We have a little money in our pocket. We wanna know that we can take care of our family members when they're sick, and we wanna know that our kids are going to have a better life than we had. And so you know, when it comes to what are the issues across the district, there might be some differences in terms of specific issues. But overall, you know, the most important things are access to education and education program that works for all students that prepares them for the jobs shooter and also access to health care. So you know, as I said before, when hospitals are closing in your community, some counties don't have a hostile at all, and so being able to take care of your educational needs and your healthcare needs are the biggest issues in the district. You need to have a healthy educated workforce for a successful Konami and it's just better for our community..

Mariah Phillips congress Tennessee Eric Washington Konami US Nashville Chattanooga twenty two years
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Buy a seminar, mid clip tea, and let's get this Bluewave wave rolling. Thanks y'all. I'm here in this segment with Mariah Phillips who is running for congress in Tennessee in Tennessee. Fourth district high Mariah, hey, thanks so much for having me. Yeah, thanks for joining me. Let's start with just a little bit of background. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and why you've decided to run for congress? Absolutely. So I am a US government teacher. I teach at a public school here rather for county, and so I teach my students, Washington those doors and it's not working very well. I'm other five, my husband, Eric, and I've been married for twenty two years and we have, you know, like I said, five has two kids. Three are already grown and out of house and two or still at home. And I actually decided one congress because while I was teaching my students about government, they kept saying, why doesn't it work the way that you teach us it's supposed to and it's really because if you wanna change the way at work, you've gotta change. The kind of people use in there and the divisiveness in Washington has kept us from making any progress to solve any actual problems and keep them from getting anything done. So I, the divisiveness in Washington right now is truly what. Inspired me to run it impacted my classroom. People were saying things about each other in to each other. That was just uncharacteristic of any other times that I've seen in in teaching high school. And you know, if you want to change it, you gotta do it from the inside out to. Can you tell us little bit about the fourth district we're in Tennessee, is this in one of the kind of concerns of the people there kind of fees? Fourth congressional district is very diverse in terms of the needs of the district. We have the suburbs of Nashville on one side kind of the suburban area there, and then the suburbs of Chattanooga on another side. And then between this vast area where it's very rural. So there are a lot of needs that that we have here. It impacts our -bility to get jobs. We've possibles that have closed in the district. But when I talked to people, whether I'm talking to people in the supper or whether it's not going to be pulling the rural communities. We all really want and need the same things. We wanna have a good paying job. At the end of the day. We have a little money in our pocket. We wanna know that we can take care of our family members when they're sick, and we wanna know that our kids are going to have a better life than we had. And so you know, when it comes to what are the issues across the district, there might be some differences in terms of specific issues. But overall, you know, the most important things are access to education and education program that works for all students that prepares them for the jobs shooter and also access to health care. So you know, as I said before, when hospitals are closing in your community, some counties don't have a hostile at all, and so being able to take care of your educational needs and your healthcare needs are the biggest issues in the district. You need to have a healthy educated workforce for a successful Konami and it's just better for our community..

Mariah Phillips congress Tennessee Eric Washington Konami US Nashville Chattanooga twenty two years
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Buy a seminar, mid clip tea, and let's get this Bluewave wave rolling. Thanks y'all. I'm here in this segment with Mariah Phillips who is running for congress in Tennessee in Tennessee. Fourth district high Mariah, hey, thanks so much for having me. Yeah, thanks for joining me. Let's start with just a little bit of background. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and why you've decided to run for congress? Absolutely. So I am a US government teacher. I teach at a public school here rather for county, and so I teach my students, Washington those doors and it's not working very well. I'm other five, my husband, Eric, and I've been married for twenty two years and we have, you know, like I said, five has two kids. Three are already grown and out of house and two or still at home. And I actually decided one congress because while I was teaching my students about government, they kept saying, why doesn't it work the way that you teach us it's supposed to and it's really because if you wanna change the way at work, you've gotta change. The kind of people use in there and the divisiveness in Washington has kept us from making any progress to solve any actual problems and keep them from getting anything done. So I, the divisiveness in Washington right now is truly what. Inspired me to run it impacted my classroom. People were saying things about each other in to each other. That was just uncharacteristic of any other times that I've seen in in teaching high school. And you know, if you want to change it, you gotta do it from the inside out to. Can you tell us little bit about the fourth district we're in Tennessee, is this in one of the kind of concerns of the people there kind of fees? Fourth congressional district is very diverse in terms of the needs of the district. We have the suburbs of Nashville on one side kind of the suburban area there, and then the suburbs of Chattanooga on another side. And then between this vast area where it's very rural. So there are a lot of needs that that we have here. It impacts our -bility to get jobs. We've possibles that have closed in the district. But when I talked to people, whether I'm talking to people in the supper or whether it's not going to be pulling the rural communities. We all really want and need the same things. We wanna have a good paying job. At the end of the day. We have a little money in our pocket. We wanna know that we can take care of our family members when they're sick, and we wanna know that our kids are going to have a better life than we had. And so you know, when it comes to what are the issues across the district, there might be some differences in terms of specific issues. But overall, you know, the most important things are access to education and education program that works for all students that prepares them for the jobs shooter and also access to health care. So you know, as I said before, when hospitals are closing in your community, some counties don't have a hostile at all, and so being able to take care of your educational needs and your healthcare needs are the biggest issues in the district. You need to have a healthy educated workforce for a successful Konami and it's just better for our community..

Mariah Phillips congress Tennessee Eric Washington Konami US Nashville Chattanooga twenty two years
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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..

Tennessee Kelly Nashville Trump Christie Diane blacks district Sophie Democratic Congress Democratic Party US twenty twenty vice chair Senate Gunston America Justin canoe attorney congress Mariah Phillips
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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..

Tennessee Kelly Nashville Trump Christie Diane blacks district Sophie Democratic Congress Democratic Party US twenty twenty vice chair Senate Gunston America Justin canoe attorney congress Mariah Phillips
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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..

Tennessee Kelly Nashville Trump Christie Diane blacks district Sophie Democratic Congress Democratic Party US twenty twenty vice chair Senate Gunston America Justin canoe attorney congress Mariah Phillips
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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..

Tennessee Kelly Nashville Trump Christie Diane blacks district Sophie Democratic Congress Democratic Party US twenty twenty vice chair Senate Gunston America Justin canoe attorney congress Mariah Phillips
"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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"mariah phillips" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"mariah phillips" 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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