Mariah Phillips for Congress Representing Tennessee's 4th Congressional District Sat, 23 Dec 2017 06:53:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mariah Phillips for Congress 32 32 Remember those who are still here as a tribute to those we’ve lost Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:51:01 +0000 Read more ]]> We set aside this Memorial Day to remember those who have been lost fighting for our freedom. We remember first, those who have have died either on our soil or on foreign land, protecting our way of life. We also must remember those who have physically made it home, but struggle everyday to adjust back to the norms of our society. Veteran suicide continues to rise because of the mental trauma that men and women face as they return from service.
We need to respect our Veterans who return home by providing them the proper care they deserve. Increase funding for physical and mental health services, as well as other social support systems for those Veterans who have sacrificed so much.
As I walked through the flags at the Healing Field in Murfreesboro this morning, I reflected on the people I know who have served and sacrificed. How grateful I am for my brother, Shane, who is a Combat Medic, who drove over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and only suffered minor injuries. My friend, Kenneth, a Vietnam Vet and resident at the TN Veterans Home, who suffers everyday with a seizure disorder as a result of exposure to chemical weapons; he is still the the most joyful man that I know, especially when I bring my students in for a visit. And my grandparents, father-in-law, uncles, cousins, and friends who have put their own lives at risk.
We owe it to those we have lost to remember the ones who are still with us. I thank all Veterans who have sacrificed so much so that we could live together in community.
The Daily Herald: “Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean energizes Maury County Democrats” Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:15:06 +0000 Excerpt from The Daily Herald. Written by James Bennett.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean received a standing ovation after speaking at the Maury County Democratic Party’s Heritage Dinner on Saturday night in Spring Hill.

The annual event drew a near-capacity crowd to the United Auto Workers Union Hall.

Democrats also heard messages from 4th District Congressional candidates Mariah Phillips and Stephen Reynolds, U.S. Senate candidate James Mackler and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, the House Minority leader. Former Columbia resident and Democratic activist Will Fischer was the keynote speaker…

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Cleveland Daily Banner: “NAACP and Democrats team to clean up Mosby Park for summer” Tue, 30 May 2017 12:10:57 +0000 Excerpt from the Cleveland Daily Banner. Written by Brian Graves.

The Bradley County NAACP and Bradley County Democratic Party recently came together to help make Mosby Park ready for its many summer visitors.

Community members and leaders from around Cleveland and Bradley County joined forces to clean and beautify the park for its many visiting families in the coming months.

The cleanup event included picking up trash, planting flowers and cleaning the playground sets and public restrooms.

Special guests included two congressional candidates, Danielle Mitchell from District 3 and Mariah Phillips from District 4….

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Cleveland Daily Banner: “Phillips is Democratic Party speaker” Sat, 20 May 2017 12:09:00 +0000 Excerpt from the Cleveland Daily Banner.

On May 15 the Bradley County Democratic Party hosted guest speaker Mariah Phillips, who is the only registered Democratic candidate contesting the Congressional District 4 seat. The meeting saw more than 40 people in attendance, who were there to learn about Phillips’ background and ideas.

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MTSU Sideline: “MTSU alumna, Rutherford County Schools teacher challenges DesJarlais with 2018 run” Thu, 18 May 2017 01:09:53 +0000 Read more ]]> Excerpt from the MTSU Sidelines. Article by .

Mariah Phillips, a Rutherford County Schools teacher and an MTSU alumna, announced her 2018 congressional run, which will challenge Congressman Scott DesJarlais, who currently serves as a representative for Tennessee’s fourth congressional district.

Phillips earned her master’s degree from David Lipscomb University after earning her bachelor’s degree from MTSU. She currently teaches personal finance, wellness and success skills for service learning at Daniel-McKee Alternative School. During her time at the school, Phillips was named one of Rutherford County’s 2016-17 teachers of the year, and she was recognized as the 2014 Jump$tart Teacher of the Year. She officially filed to run for office on May 8, 2017…

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Nashville Post: “Rutherford County Teacher Challenging DesJarlais” Fri, 12 May 2017 12:02:50 +0000 Excerpt from the Nashville Post. Written by Stephen Elliott.

A Rutherford County teacher has filed to challenge U.S. Rep Scott DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, in 2018.

Mariah Phillips is a current trainee with Emerge Tennessee, a new campaign training program for Democratic women, which launched in the state in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising presidential victory last year….

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