This election cycle might be the most important in our lifetime. Will you help us meet our goal to rent a building so we are a visible force in McMinn County? In order to further our community engagement and to attract younger voters, we need your financial help.
A building is so important for the upcoming election cycle so we can keep McMinn voters informed and help them have an impact on the upcoming elections. This year our goal is $12000, thus far we have raised $4800.
Please consider becoming a recurring donor, 10 dollars a month is just 35 cents a day but will go a long way helping the Democratic Party here in McMinn County. Won't you donate? Click on the link below.
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Welcome to the home of the McMinn County Democratic Party. We believe that every Tennessean, no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you live, you should have the opportunity for a better life for yourself and your family.
Earlier this year, Ms. Claire Gardner of ACLU-Tn. spoke to us about the ACLU's interest in bail reform and in McMinn County in particular. On any given day, 50% of those incarcerated in our state are awaiting trial because of an inability to raise the cash required to pay the 10% required by a bail bondsman. In the interval, jobs are lost and families are disrupted. ACLU-Tn. has obtained funding for this project in McMinn County because that incarceration rate is even higher here and because our own State Senator Mike Bell is on the Judiciary Committee. Ms. Gardner hopes to film interviews with residents of our county whose lives have been adversely affected by an inability to post bond. ACLU-Tn. hopes to complete the project by the end of December if not sooner. I just e-mailed her asking how many interviews she hopes for and how long they would be. Please let me know ASAP if you know of anyone willing to help with this. Stephen 423-252-9966 Stephendick24@yahoo.com