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Why I'm Running

My name is Carol Abney, and I am running for TN State House District 38. I am a Clay County native, a small business owner, and a Progressive Democrat. I am asking you today for your vote in November 2020, and for you to help me fight to save rural Tennessee.

We deserve hospitals and health care. We deserve fully funded public schools and higher-paying jobs. We deserve our tax dollars helping us here at home. We can only improve these issues with hard work and progressive ideas. This district has never seen a progressive campaign for a Tennessee legislative race, and it is time for that to change. I want to expand Medicaid, create remote jobs with new technology, and legalize medical marijuana. These ideas are not new; we are behind. Our barrier to being better is the TN State Legislature.

Our state government is broken. Instead of helping Tennesseans, state leaders have been too busy intimidating citizens, sending lewd text messages, and allowing their fellow members and staffers to run wild. This behavior has to stop. The TN State Legislature has $600 million in budget surplus, $732 million accumulating in an account- federal funds designated for needy families, and over $1 billion in our rainy day fund. If we want better results, we have to change those who represent us. We have to be the party of morals, values, and justice. We cannot let these hateful people pretend to represent us while they live cushy lives on our backs.

To move forward, I need to raise money. I need to show that there are people who will stand with me. The quickest way to join me in this fight is by donating to my campaign at AbneyForTN.com.

This race is going to be won by people like you telling your friends why these issues are important to you. Also, tell folks to follow Carol Abney on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Rural Tennessee is bringing the fight to Nashville! All y’all, please join me!

— Carol Veneá Abney

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Are You Ready To Vote?

Make your voice heard, starting with the Primary on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 (Early Voting: Jul. 17 – Aug. 1). The General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Early Voting: Oct. 14 – 29). The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.