Considering much of the recent rhetoric surrounding gun control – an issue of contention between most liberals and conservatives – some may be surprised to find members of the Washington County Democratic Party hosting their own marksmanship competition.
Since Johnson City leaders are seeking feedback on conceptual plans for West Walnut Street, the Washington County Democratic Party decided to provide its two cents: They’re concerned.
Beginning July 1, it will be a municipal offense for anyone to “camp” on property owned, leased or controlled by the city of Johnson City.
“Solutions, not citations” was the message shared by members of the Washington County Democratic Party and the Northeast Tennessee Democratic Socialists of America during a Wednesday press conference at King Commons Park regarding a ban on sleeping on public property proposed by city leaders.
Hours ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday, members of the Washington County Democratic Party gathered to discuss what they’d like to see moving forward for the state.
Hundreds of activists and local progressive organizers are expected to march on Founder’s Park Jan. 20 for another local Women’s March in conjunction with other Women’s Marches happening on the same day throughout the nation.
Washington County’s two major political parties will take a break from current events this holiday week and indulge in a bit of fun.
As the chair of the Washington County Democratic Party, Kate Craig is hoping to bring attention to issues related to pain management and was one of several people who attended a speaking engagement hosted by the Carter County Democratic Party about opioid abuse in the region.