October 26, 2016

How Many Politicians Does It Take to Fix a Lock? #WheresChuck

Since taking office in 2011, Chuck Fleischmann’s extreme party loyalty and do-nothing attitude created a ticking time bomb for the Chickamauga Lock closure. Some work has been done—a cofferdam has been created to create a dry construction zone, among other things—but when federal funding ran out during Fleischmann’s first term in 2012, the construction halted. Not one federal penny was …

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October 25, 2016

We thought better of Clint Cooper and Times Free Press

On Saturday, October 23, Melody received the following email from Times-Free Press Public Editor Chris Sherrill Vass: Hi Melody, I saw this on Facebook today. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. The Times Free Press has taken care to provide balanced coverage this election cycle. To see a photo (yes, I know your mom shot it and therefore …

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October 20, 2016

#CowardlyChuck Won’t Debate

We’re pretty sure Chuck’s scared. Melody Shekari is running to give people a real choice in this election – and to show people that choice, she’s challenged Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to debate – several times. Not just one debate in the smallest county in the district and not a debate after early voting is all but finished. No: multiple debates …

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October 12, 2016

Trump, Chuck, and Sexual Assault

Donald Trump, Republican Nominee for President of the United States (supported by, among others, Chuck Fleischmann) bragged about committing sexual assault. Sadly, many pundits, leaders (sic), and journalists have been dismissive of the severity of Trump’s remarks. So everyone understands, let’s go over a few things: First, Sexual Assault is not a joke. It’s not something guys talk about all …

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October 6, 2016

The 32 Times Chuck Voted Against our Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters #ChuckSucks

2016 was a glass-ceiling shattering year for women, namely nominating our first female presidential candidate for a major political party. Some women are rightly excited, but everyone can see we have a long way to go before we achieve total equality—especially women in Tennessee’s Third District. Our local misogynist-in-chief Chuck Fleischman really seems to enjoy using his votes in Congress …

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September 27, 2016

Not Registered to Vote Yet? We’ve got you covered.

If it wasn’t clear before, last night left little room for argument: this election will shape our country for the generations that follow us. But right now it’s our time to act: get out and vote!   HOW DO I REGISTER? Print this form. Fill the form out, and mail it to your local election commission by October 11. To …

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September 19, 2016

WATCH: Melody attends UTC Involvement Fair

Melody meets with students, administrators at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga talking about their concerns this election season. As a congresswoman, her job will be to open dialogue with her constituents to find ways to best represent their interests in serving them.

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September 7, 2016

Thanking Those for Standing Up for What’s Right

Speech from East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic, September 4, 2016 Thank you, Roane County Democrats for hosting this picnic today. I know a lot of hard work goes into making this event possible. More than that, though, thank you for standing up for the principles of the Democratic party in a place where it is not always easy to do …

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September 1, 2016

Addressing the Elephant in the Room (err, Bridge)

It has come to our attention that some folks in the North Shore of Chattanooga are tired of their do-nothing Congressman, and they chose to show that by engineering a display around a sign of his suggesting he should no longer speak. While we agree that the Congressman’s time in DC has been too long and that voters in November …

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August 30, 2016

Chuck, Let’s Talk.

Chuck, we need to talk. Melody Shekari is running to give people a real choice in this election – and to show people that choice, she’s challenging Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to debate. Not just one debate in the smallest county in the district and not a debate after early voting is all but finished. No: multiple debates across the district …

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