The Tennessee Democratic Party has announced a new grassroots program in wake of the recent elections on November 8th.
Coming on the heels of President-elect Donald Trump's electoral victory on November 8th, the Tennessee Democratic Party has launched a new program, dubbed "The Rapid Response Team", with the goal of engaging grassroots volunteers.
"We have been inundated with calls and emails from people looking to get more involved in the political process," said Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, "With Republicans in power at the state and national capitols, it's up to Democrats to hold them accountable for the decisions they make."
After the election, rallies sprang up in cities across the country in response to fears that President-elect Trump would enact many of the policies he supported during his campaign. Democratic organizations are hoping to work with those who opposed Trump and work together to win elections in 2018.
"People are ready to stand up and fight back against GOP policies that will hurt small business, take away health care coverage and roll back gains we've made for equality," Mancini remarked, "The Tennessee Democratic Party will be on the front lines, working with our volunteers, making sure that Trump's Republican Party knows it can't keep supporting these terrible policies."