Local Media Outreach on Expulsion Vote

The Tennessee House of Representatives is set to hold votes on the expulsion of Representatives Gloria Johnson, Justin Jones, and Justin Pearson on Thursday morning (April 6). Please, use the items in this campaign and reach out to your local media asking them to ask your area's state representatives how they are going to vote on the expulsion. The people need answers and the media can help get them!

1. A sample letter that you can adapt to email to local media outlets serving your county is linked here. Just copy and paste it into the body of your email. Feel free to edit, but definitely include the request that media outlets reach out to local representatives BEFORE THEY VOTE ON THURSDAY MORNING.

2. Go to this list of media contacts and find the outlets serving your county. Use the email addresses you find to send messages to these outlets asking them to find out how your local state representatives are going to vote before Thursday morning.  Let us know if you reached out to a news outlet and whether you got a response at [email protected] .

3. For campaigns on other legislative issues for this week, go to this link.

Thank you for taking action to defend Democracy!

**Counties already covered include: Blount, Cannon, Cumberland, Hamblen, Hamilton, Montgomery, Knox, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Washington and Wilson. If you live in those counties, it's all right to reach out again to media. You can also help us recruit people in counties near you.


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