The Hamilton County delegation of the Tennessee Democratic Party takes allegations of sexual assault very seriously. Our national bylaws guide us to believe women and other alleged sexual assault or misconduct victims when they come forward. We continue to stand for unwavering Democratic values, which include supporting women and encouraging them to share their truths.
While we acknowledge and respect the fact that due process and the criminal justice system must always be followed in the wake of such allegations, there must also always be a practice of protecting and supporting survivors.
This is neither a partisan issue nor a personal issue, but simply a human right that should not be abridged.
Signed by the Hamilton County delegation of the Tennessee Democratic Party:
Chris Anderson, District 10 Executive Committeeman
Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod, District 10 Executive Committeewoman
Ryan Scofield, District 11 Executive Committeeman
Rachel Campbell, District 11 Executive Committeewoman