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Democrats seek public input on delegate selection plan

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democrats have published a draft plan to select delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.

“This plan provides Tennessee Democrats a blueprint for getting involved and making their voice heard in the 2012 presidential election cycle,” said Chip Forrester, Chair of the state party. “We advocate for open, accountable government and we hold ourselves to the same standard so we’re looking for citizen feedback on the plan before the rules are adopted by the state party executive committee.”

The delegate selection plan specifies the methods and timetable for selecting delegates to represent Tennessee Democrats at the national convention to be held in Charlotte, N.C. scheduled for Sept. 3, 2012.

All written public comments received between today and May 30 will be submitted to the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee, the body that must issue final approval to the plan.

The full text of the delegate selection plan is available at or by calling the Nashville headquarters at 615-327-9779.


Media Contact: Brandon Puttbrese, 615-327-9779

State Dem Party Chair Statement on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester issued the following statement Sunday evening regarding the death of Osama bin Laden:

“Thank you to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Services for your commitment to justice since September 11, 2001, and thank you to President Obama for your leadership and unwavering dedication to the mission. May we all remember the sacrifices of our brave US servicemen and woman — many Tennesseans — at this time of victory against a despicable enemy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died on 9/11, and the loved ones of those who sought justice in the years that have followed. The debt of honor we owe to the US soldiers who continue fight to promote freedom around the globe grows each day.

“We applaud President Obama for delivering on his promise to bring bin Laden to justice. Under his leadership, our military refocused its efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan and delivered.”