Campaign News

Here we go again, but this time may be a bit crazier

Last week, Donald Trump “officially” kicked off his 2020 campaign for re-election in Orlando, Florida.  The “original” announcement regarding his re-election campaign actually took place the day of his Inauguration, when he boldly announced he was going to run again in 2020 and would be accepting donations for that campaign.  That was something that was … Read more

Tennessee Deserves Better — It’s Time for Glen Casada to Resign

On his Facebook profile, Glen Casada lists himself as an “unapologetic Republican.” Considering the explosion of scandals in the last week of the 2019 Tennessee Legislature and his continued excuses for inexcusable behavior, perhaps he should have simply gone with “unapologetic.” For those who haven’t had time to keep up—and there’s been a lot to … Read more

Getting Fired Up for 2020

It’s no surprise that it’s only February 20, 2019 and yet the 2020 election is upon us. The 2016 election ended with heartbreak and calls to action, action that is now coming to fruition. So it should come as no surprise that we have Democratic candidates filling the field and vying for our votes. This … Read more

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Many big ticket items are on the ballot this year. Almost every seat from the US Senate on down to City Commission have candidates running, vying for your vote. And with the nation focused in on Tennessee to see if Democrats can flip the seat, which would flip the US Senate. Lots of money from … Read more

Legalized Voter Suppression in Tennessee

Registering to vote is a right of passage for young adults who turn 18. There are scores of voter registration drives on high school campuses to get these young people registered. Yet what they don’t tell students in Tennessee is that unless they stay local, voting in their first election will require many hoops to … Read more

A Democratic Majority in the U.S. Senate

Friday delivered a decided gut punch to many Democrats across the state when Governor Bredesen released a statement supporting U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. None of us knew how to react or how to respond when this happened. And no one is here to sugar coat this; this move was strategic and hurtful. It … Read more

Why Picking Up A Democratic Primary Ballot on August 2nd is Important

We are days away from the August 2nd Election Day. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for since November 9, 2016 to change the tide of the country, a moment of redemption reflective of all of our collective hard work, protesting, advocating, letters to the editor, sign making, candidate recruiting, canvassing, phone-banking, and donating. … Read more

This is what we’re up against, and why we need your help.

I know this is a long one, but this is what we’re up against. When a confrontation happens, one of the things you have to consider is how much to share with others about the back and forth. Whom you have the exchange with will factor into that consideration, as will whether the confrontation was … Read more

Kenneth Bonner

Kenneth Bonner lives in Washington County, Tennessee and works every day to bring positive change to our community. As the the leader for Community Alliance United for Social Equality (CAUSE) and Restoring Excellence and Community Harmony (REACH) Empowerment Institute. Kenneth’s main focus has been on criminal justice reform by working through local communities and community … Read more

Combating Special Interest Money With Citizen Money

On January 27, 2018, Bloomberg Politics ran a story stating that Charles and David Koch planned to spend $400 Million in the 2018 Midterm Election Cycle. Of course, this would be only the known funds not ushered through 501(c)4 organizations to influence elections. These 501(c)4 organizations that lose their donor information as they pass funds … Read more