People For the American Way

People For the American Way Condemns Expulsion of Reps. Pearson and Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. – Following the unprecedented expulsion of Representatives Justin J. Pearson and Justin Jones from the Tennessee state House, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“We condemn the actions of Speaker Cameron Sexton and the Tennessee House of Representatives in the unjustified, antidemocratic expulsion of Representatives Pearson and Jones. People For the American Way will be on the ground in Tennessee, organizing our members as we fight alongside Reps. Jones and Pearson to ensure they regain their seats. We will also activate our membership nationwide in the broader fight against this injustice. Representatives Pearson and Jones embody the best of young, principled, progressive leadership today. The Tennessee GOP might think they can silence them, but they can’t – because these young men are on the right side of the issues and of history.”

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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org