Reverend Vincent Dial

Reverend Vincent Dial is a minister at Bethel Christian Church in Jonesborough, Tennessee since he retired from the Johnson City School System. He is a strong advocate for the youth of Washington County, Tennessee and works to bring positive change to our community through his social justice ministry and community engagement. After graduating from Carson-Newman … 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

Adam Dickson

Adam Dickson is a local leader who challenges all of us to be our best selves while bettering the community in which we live. Adam serves as an Adjunct Instructor at East Tennessee State University where he is responsible for the development and instruction of the course, Black American Political Thought. Adam now serves as … Read more

Michelle Treece

Michelle Treece has lived in Northeast Tennessee all of her life and has been involved in our community, working to make a difference every single day. Michelle did this through her work at Science Hill High School as well as at Topper Academy, formerly known as the Alternative Center, in Johnson City. Every single student … Read more

“We” Will Prevail

Tonight, at 9 PM, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to the American people. Many, like Representative John Lewis and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, won’t be in attendance; but instead leaving their absence as a protest against Trump and his unAmerican Administration and their policies. It is expected that he … Read more

Better education, health care on radar for local Democrats

Hours ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday, members of the Washington County Democratic Party gathered to discuss what they’d like to see moving forward for the state. Party leader Sydney Crowder said in her statement that she’d be looking for ways in which the governor will approach improvements to … 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

Lauren Johnson’s Challenge for Voter Registration

Registering voters is one of the single most important tasks any of us can do to be successful on Election Day. Registering voters and making sure everyone is able and turns out to vote ensures that our democracy is truly representative. If any one voice is missing, everyone misses out. Tennessee has made it even … Read more

This past weekend we marched. Now we organize!

Saturday, January 20, 2018, I had the distinct honor of being one of the lead organizers and the emcee for the Women’s March 2.0 Tri-Cities. 2,500 people from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia overflowed Founders Park. It was truly a humbling and awe inspiring experience. Michelle Treece announced her candidacy for Johnson City School Board. … Read more