WTF-endorsed candidate Katrina Robinson is in a competitive Democratic Primary with incumbent Senator Reginald Tate (D-Memphis). Katrina is an entrepreneur, small business owner and health care advocate who is committed to advancing women’s equality and protecting women’s reproductive justice.
Katrina came to statewide attention as an entrepreneur in 2015, when she successfully wrote her own grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She secured a $1.6 million federal grant, and began The Healthcare Institute Inc. – a vocational training school, which has since become the only independently owned licensed nursing program in the state of Tennessee. Katrina and The Healthcare Institute have provided scholarships to over 500 Memphians in the school’s first three years of operation.
Katrina is an active member of her community, serving as chair of the Shelby County Government Ethics Commission and she is a loving mom to her two children. When elected, she will be the only working mother serving in the Tennessee State Senate.
This race is critically important and here is why: right now only five Democrats serve in the TN State Senate and most of the time her opponent does not vote in support of our most basic Democratic values. Just take a look at Senator Tate’s voting record:
- SB 118, expand Medicaid in Tennessee, voted no
- SB 161, vouchers, voted yes
- HB 2129, vote to keep Confederate statues, voted yes
- SB 2494 Planned Parenthood defunding, voted yes
- SB 1280, Ambulatory Requirements for Abortion Clinics, voted yes
- SB 2160, longer sentences for undocumented immigrants, voted yes
- HB 2520, vote to punish Memphis on monuments, did not vote but in attendance
- SB 363, preempt cities on affordable housing, did not vote but in attendance
- SB 244, fetal heartbeat bill, did not vote but in attendance
- SB 2777, unborn monument, did not vote but in attendance
- SB 1180, 20 week abortion ban, did not vote
- SB 241, eliminates Economic Council on Women, did not vote
- SB 1759, bans smoking in cars with kids, did not vote
With so much at stake in 2018, we need our elected officials to lead with courage. We need our elected officials to fight for expanded access to healthcare and for our most basic rights as women. Senator Tate has repeatedly demonstrated that we cannot count on him to lead with political courage.
With your support, we can and we will #ElectWTFWomen who will lead with courage and fight to protect our rights.
You can give online here: http://bit.ly/WTFforKatrinaRobinson