February 10, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
Democratic Leaders from across the 6th District gathered in Smithville on Saturday for a Leadership Meeting with Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini. The 6th Congressional District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White, Wilson, and portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties.
Mancini said the purpose of the meeting was to share ideas with County Chairs, State Executive Committee members, County Executive Committee members, and candidates about plans for the next two years.
“We are meeting with democratic leaders in the 6th congressional district to talk about how we are all going to move forward together as democrats and what our shared goals are, our shared mission, and our shared values,” said Mancini.
Although 2019 is not a big election year, Mancini said the work of the party goes. “There are no off years. We have a lot of work to do. We started the day after the election in 2018 and we are going to continue to do that. We move forward by all working together toward the same goal of electing more democrats at every level. We share ideas, strategies, and tactics and we make sure we are all moving forward together in all ninety five counties and at the Tennessee Democratic Party in Nashville as well as the DNC in Washington,” Mancini continued.
Democrats, Mancini said, want to connect with the people of Tennessee that their message is one of opportunity for all.
“It’s a very simple message. It’s that Tennessee democrats believe that everyone no matter who you are and what you look like and where you live should have the opportunity for a better life for yourself and for your family. You should have the opportunity to have a hospital close by that you can take your child to if God forbid they break an arm or something or even worse or if your parent has a heart attack. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity for an education that fits their vision for a better future and that does not matter, black, white, gay, straight. It doesn’t matter what God you pray to or if you live in urban or rural areas. It’s important for everyone to have that opportunity for a better life. That is literally what democrats believe in and that’s our message and our values we want to share with everyone,” said Mancini.
“We are a political family, and for us to move forward it is important that everyone have their concerns and experiences addressed as we gear up for the 2020 elections. I want to thank Chair Mancini for agreeing to participate in this leadership meeting,” added Jordan Wilkins, Chair of the County Chairs for the 6th Congressional District.