Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    Experts: Plot detracts from race progress in South

    Experts: Plot detracts from race progress in South
    Posted: Oct 29, 2008 11:07 AM EST

    HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) -- Shades of racism emerged this week just as the South could be poised to play a pivotal role in electing the nation's first black president.


    read more at link above

    A goot sign: More than 1 million Tennesseans vote early

    When I voted on Monday, there were three others there voting ahead of me. After I got all registered (which the process seemed half-a$$ed and didn't feel right to me), about 8 more people came in to vote. I'd rather be able to vote early when there aren't the long lines and there's only one place you can vote at.
    I'm really glad to see SO MANY turning out to vote though - and fussed at my kids for not being registered to vote in this - what would've been their FIRST - presidential election.


    More than 1 million Tennesseans vote early
    Posted: Oct 28, 2008 03:09 PM EST

    NASHVILLE (WATE/AP) -- Elections officials say the number of early voters in Tennessee has surpassed 1 million.

    State elections coordinator Brook Thompson said 1.1 million people had voted in the 2008 presidential race by Monday evening.


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    Re: A goot sign: More than 1 million Tennesseans vote early

    Dang girl! You should see the lines here! I'm gonna peek at the lines on the way home--if they're not wrapped around the building twice, I'll stop and vote early.

    The Senate race is really tight here. The Dems are smelling blood in the water and we have nearly continuous ads from both sides. I'll be glad when it's over, but I'm afraid the Senate race will go into extra innings.

    hubby just voted

    and was the only one there when he went in. About a dozen came in after him. LOL

    I told him - when he got home and "joked" about voting for McBush - that I'd pour ice water on him each and every morning of that ________'s days in office!

    Also read in the local paper that Mike Faulk's been accusing Mike Williams of not wanting to widen and improve Hwy 33 from here to Knoxville ... but that's NOT TRUE. (So what else is knew from Repug politicians?!) Plans have been in the works for some time ... but as with expansion of Hwy 25E and even Hwy 58 in Virginia, it all takes TIME.

    Obama assassination plot update

    Oct. 29, 2008
    Dear Friend,

    Over the last few days, we've been swamped with requests for information about the two neo-Nazi skinheads who planned a murderous rampage ending with the assassination of Barack Obama. We've been consulted by law enforcement because of our expertise.

    We reported on our website that one of the skinheads involved was affiliated with a newly formed organization called the Supreme White Alliance (SWA).
    The SWA is headed by a man named Steven Edwards, who is steeped in a violent culture of racial extremism. We've been following his activities for some time. You can find out more about Edwards in a report by ABC's Nightline that aired last night.

    The skinheads' plot to kill Obama and murder other African Americans is a chilling reminder of the threat posed by these domestic terrorists.

    Unfortunately, I fear we're entering a dangerous period. Obama's candidacy has aroused fierce passions among white supremacists. And during times of economic hardship, minorities are often targeted as scapegoats for our country's problems.

    We cannot afford to take threats like this lightly. With your help, we're doing everything we can to track and expose violent racists - and we'll continue providing the best intelligence available to law enforcement. Thanks for being on our team. With your moral and financial support, we'll continue this important fight against the forces of hate and intolerance.


    Morris Dees

    Or by mail:
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    400 Washington Ave.
    Montgomery, AL 36104

    Alleged Plotter Against Obama Was Member of Supreme White Alliance

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