Tennessee Democratic Party Sends Fundraising Email Shortly After House Passes Redistricting

 

The Tennessee Democratic Party sent a fundraising email out shortly after the Tennessee House passed the redistricting proposals.

The email came from the Digital Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party, Cassie Jackson, and makes a monetary request for the stated purpose of funding a lawsuit to fight the new redistricting maps.

The specific court and parties to a potential lawsuit are unclear in the fundraising request. There’s another wrinkle regarding a potential lawsuit on the congressional maps, since Congressman Jim Cooper has announced that he is not running for reelection.

Part of Congressman Jim Cooper’s announcement specifically mentioned lawsuits:

Despite my strength at the polls, I could not stop the General Assembly from dismembering Nashville. No one tried harder to keep our city whole. I explored every possible way, including lawsuits, to stop the gerrymandering and to win one of the three new congressional districts that now divide Nashville. There’s no way, at least for me in this election cycle.

The Tennessee Democratic Party’s fundraising email says in part:

(NAME REDACTED),

All three new, Republican district maps just passed the House, meaning that they’ve successfully made it through both chambers. The maps will now head to Governor Lee’s desk, where he is expected to sign these rigged, racially gerrymandered district lines into law.

But not if we can help it. We are prepping a lawsuit against Tennessee Republicans in an effort to keep our communities whole — to ensure that everyone has an equal voice in our government. Republicans may have voted against democracy tonight, but we’re prepared to do what it takes to defend equal representation in Tennessee.

We can’t do this without you — we’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $30,000 this month for our legal fund so we can effectively mount a lawsuit against them. Can you chip in now to help us get there?

It then asks for $25, $50, $100, $250, or another amount.

The email continues:

As I’m typing this, my fingers are sore from live-tweeting the House Floor Session where they debated the maps. It was enraging watching Republicans try and justify ripping our communities apart and diluting the votes of Black people across the state. What they’re doing couldn’t be more transparent and vindictive — all they care about is keeping their unchecked power for decades to come, which is so dangerous for Tennesseans.

Suing them is our only recourse — can we count on you to help us meet our $30,000 goal? We are almost there!

Solidarity,

Cassie Jackson
she/her
Digital Director, Tennessee Democratic Party

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Cassie Jackson” by Tennessee Democratic Party. 

 

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4 Thoughts to “Tennessee Democratic Party Sends Fundraising Email Shortly After House Passes Redistricting”

  1. Truthy McTruthFace

    the pronouns at the end are the icing on the cake

  2. Steve Allen

    To quote Ms. Jackson;….” to ensure that everyone has an equal voice in our government”. The democrats cheated massively in the 2020 elections and everyone knows it! What hypocrisy for her to make this statement. The Democratic Party is full of immoral leftists, foolish young socialist, and outright criminals. They should be rounded up and put on trains to the FEMA internment camps. I pray that the Republicans gain so many seats in congress that they have a majority making it possible to start the impeachment process. And to claim you are a democrat and a Christian is blasphemy.

  3. Going to have to find a new term, Dems; “racists” is just not cutting it. Love to see the flailing.

  4. Tim Price

    Democrats continue to lie, lie, and lie!

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