Tennessee's Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

Recently a member of the Williamson County Democratic Party shared with us a letter that they had sent to several of our representatives concerning Governor Lee's Medicaid Block Grant Proposal.  We urge everyone to take note of the issues surrounding this proposal and hope that you too will contact your state representatives and share your concerns.

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A Tale of Two Mayors

A Tale of Two Mayors: Does Growth Even "Pay" for Itself?

It was the best of times (unemployment rate 3%-State of TN data 2019) and the worst of times (84% see traffic and transportation as a threat to the continued success of their business-Williamson Inc, Survey)

It was the age of wisdom (Franklin gets LEED Certification ), it was the age of foolishness (Sprawl Index). If the main drive of climate change is economic growth, what do our Mayors think of it I wondered. 

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Being My Brother's (Bee) Keeper

"And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." Genesis 2:15.

Christians and worshippers of all faiths (and none) have mostly adopted this ethic of caring for our environment called stewardship, the belief that God’s Biblical charge to humans above is to take care of all the Earth. So, how are we doing with that project? I wondered that on a recent summer’s walk where I noticed the silence. No bees. My bane as a barefoot boy, where have they gone?

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Support Equality in Tennessee

This week's post is by Robert McNamara, chair of the WCDP Diversity Committee.

Today I would like to reflect on diversity, specifically as it relates to sexual orientation. Outing someone is a bad practice. It can cause irreparable damage to them. Your place is not to tell someone’s story for them.  However, there is one exception as we have come to understand from Dan Savage:  “It is not only acceptable but necessary to out closeted politicians who regularly cast anti-LGBTQ votes”.

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