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Put In The Work

Remarks at the TNDP Convention Breakfast on August 18, 2020.


Thank you so much. I’m excited to see so many Democrats that are ready to roll up our sleeves and put in the work for our friends, family, and neighbors across the state.

When I was growing up, it seems like we were always hanging around my granddad’s shop on our farm. He was the guy everyone around our community trusted to fix their tractors. The tractor guy.

After school, we’d help him pull these massive engines out, swap brakes, and just put in the work to keep those tractors going. He always talked about taking care of things – making them better. We put in the work now to make sure that tractor left his shop better than how it came in.

When people ask why I’m running for state senate and why I’m working with our rural caucus, our state party, the answer is simple – I just want to help make our community better. I want to make sure families don’t have to choose between putting food on their table or seeing a doctor. I want to make sure our teachers are paid what they’re worth and our students have everything they need for success. I want to make sure that our rural way of life is here for the generations that come after us.

Rural communities are the future of our Democratic party. There’s an untapped power here with enormous potential just ready to go. Doug Jones proved it in Alabama. Stacy Abrams in Georgia. And we’re going to prove it right here in Tennessee.

Within an hour of nearly every house in the state, there’s an election where a rural Democrat needs our support and help. It’s everything from state senate all the way down ballot to county commissioner. They need help with voter outreach, registration, fundraising, and all the many things that go into winning an election.

Find those candidates in your community. If you live in a larger city, turn outward and look for a rural candidate like Civil Miller Watkins in Hardeman, Jay Clark over in Blount, or even my own campaign here in Lincoln. Pitch in on the work. Help us make progress and flip some of these seats blue.

I know – progress when you’re a blue dot in a red county is hard. And it’s hard to keep at the work year after year, election after election. But that’s our work. That’s the work needed to stand with every Tennessean and fight for better jobs, better schools, and our rural way of life. If we don’t show up and do the work, then who? It’s up to us. We have to show up and put in the work for our rural communities.


This is a grassroots team powered by people like you and I need your help. From making calls to writing postcards, find out how you can best help us build a better Tennessee that works for everyone.

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Dinner Delivered

A fundraising dinner with a twist!

Since we can’t really get together for a group dinner, we’re doing the next best thing – delivering dinner right to you.

We’ve partnered with a local chef who created a delicious multi-course meal. Blue cheese steak, roasted potatoes, sauteed green beans, fresh salad, and a slice of Tennessee pecan pie to top it all off.

One of our fantastic volunteers will deliver everything right to your doorstep on Saturday September 19th.

Join us in this twist on the usual fundraising dinner and help raise money to send Chase to the state senate!

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Early Voting

Hey – have you voted yet? Did you know you could vote early?

Early voting runs from July 17th through August 1st.

Every county has different voting locations and hours. Make sure to contact your local election commission below and find out when and where to vote.


Bedford County

Address: 100 Public Square West – Basement / Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone: 931.684.0531
Email: summer.leverette@bedfordcountytn.org
Web Site: www.bedfordcountytn.org/election.html
Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 M – F

Lincoln County

Address: 208 Davidson Street East – Room 106 / Fayetteville, TN 37334
Phone: 931.433.6220
Email: election@lincolncountytn.gov
Web Site: www.lincolncountytngov.com/election-commision
Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 M – F

Marshall County

Address: 230 College Street – Hardison Office Annex Suite 120 / Lewisburg, TN37091
Phone: 931.359.4894
Email: andrew.robertson@marshallcountytn.com
Web Site: marshallcountytn.com/election-office.html
Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 M – F

Moore County

Address: 241 Main Street – Education Building Suite 201 / Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone: 931.759.4532
Email: Moore.commission@tn.gov
Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 M,T,W,F

Rutherford County

Address: 1 South Public Square – Rutherford County Bldg Ste 103 / Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-898-7743
Email: afarley@rutherfordcountytn.gov
Web Site: www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/election/
Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 M – F

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Marshall County Town Hall

Join us for a live town hall with Kendall Knight and Chase Clemons! We’ll talk about the top challenges facing our rural communities and host a Q&A to answer any questions you have.

Kendall is the vice chair of the Marshall County Democrat Party.

Chase is running for state senate in district 14 (Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, and eastern Rutherford).

Marshall County Town Hall

Join us for a live town hall with Kendall Knight and Chase Clemons! We'll talk about the top challenges facing our rural communities and host a Q&A to answer any questions you have. Kendall is the vice chair of the Marshall County Democrat Party.Chase is running for state senate in district 14 (Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, and eastern Rutherford).

Posted by Chase Clemons for State Senate on Thursday, 28 May 2020
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Dinner Delivered

A fundraising dinner with a twist!

When we first floated the idea of a different kind of fundraiser dinner, I’ll be honest – we didn’t know what to expect. Would it work?

Based on the responses we’ve received since my last email, the answer is a resounding – YES!

We’ve partnered with a local chef who created a delicious multi-course meal. Strawberry spinach salad, smothered pork chops, roasted sweet potato hash, and a caramel banana pudding to top it all off.

One of our fantastic volunteers will deliver everything right to your doorstep on Saturday June 27th.

Make sure to put your address in the notes area so we know where to deliver. We also heard from folks that want to donate a dinner so we’ve got that covered as well.

Thanks again for the excitement around this twist on the usual fundraising dinner!

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Town Hall with Matt Ferry

If you didn’t watch live, make sure to catch the replay and stay in the know!

We talked about what Matt and I are hearing from voters, how this pandemic impacts our rural communities, and hosted a Q&A to answer questions from the community.

Town Hall with Matt Ferry and Chase Clemons

Join us for a live town hall with Matt Ferry and Chase Clemons! We'll talk about what the candidates are hearing from voters, how this pandemic impacts our rural communities, and host a Q&A to answer any questions you may have. Matt is running for state house in district 48 (eastern Rutherford County).Chase is running for state senate in district 14 (Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, and eastern Rutherford).

Posted by Chase Clemons for State Senate on Tuesday, 12 May 2020

If the video above doesn’t play, you can watch it on Facebook here.

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Chat with Chase

In light of the pandemic, our team rescheduled all community events for the next few weeks. That’s where our Chat with Chase livestreams comes in!

Each week, we’ll meet online and talk through questions that you’ve got. It might be questions around how Tennessee is handling the pandemic, what my plans are to help our public schools, or what our family is doing while the Safer At Home protections are in place.

Chat with Chase

In light of the pandemic, our team rescheduled all community events for the next few weeks. That’s where our Chat with Chase livestreams comes in!Each week, we’ll meet online and talk through questions that you’ve got. It might be questions around how Tennessee is handling the pandemic, what my plans are to help our public schools, or what our family is doing while the Safer At Home protections are in place.#ChaseForTN #ABetterTN

Posted by Chase Clemons for State Senate on Wednesday, 22 April 2020
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TNDP Cocktails and Questions

This week, I joined Cocktails and Questions, a weekly Facebook livestream from the Tennessee Democratic Party. TNDP Chair Mary Mancini and I talked about the campaign, why I’m in this race, and how you can get involved in building a better Tennessee that works for everyone.

Join us this week for Cocktails and Questions! We're sitting down with Chase Clemons, candidate for State Senate Seat 14. We'll be chatting with Chase about why he decided to run, the priorities of his campaign, and taking questions from viewers. Tune in @ 4:00 PM on our Facebook Page! Chase Clemons for State Senate

Posted by Tennessee Democratic Party on Thursday, 9 April 2020
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Action

Open Letter to Governor Bill Lee

Now more than ever, we need to expand Medicaid and bring home our federal tax dollars to help our friends, family, and neighbors make it through this COVID-19 pandemic.

By expanding Medicaid, we’ll bring $3.8 million per day into our communities. That’s money to provide health insurance for over 300,000 Tennesseans, critical funding for our rural hospitals, and financial security for all of us that need emergency COVID-19 testing and treatment.

Medicaid expansion comes with no new infrastructure needed, no new federal oversight, and no new taxes. It’s healthcare money just waiting to come home to Tennessee.

With the worst of the virus still to come, we can no longer afford to do nothing. It’s time for our elected leaders to act.

Governor Lee – it’s time to put politics aside. Act now to expand Medicaid. It’ll save the lives of countless Tennesseans across our state.


Sign This Letter

If you’d like to sign on to this open letter to Governor Lee, add your name below.

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Be Counted

As our communities battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to lose track of other things that we need to stay focused on. One big focus right now – the 2020 Census.

Once every ten years, we count everyone living in America. It provides us with essentially a snapshot of our nation – who we are, where we live, and what we need. In a broader context, it lays out funding and political power, which is why it’s so important to count every single person.

Using information from the Census, we’ll decide:

  • How many Congressional representatives our state has.
  • How to redraw our political districts from Congress right down to school zones.
  • Where to allocate $1.5 trillion dollars for hospitals, roads, schools, free/reduced school lunches, Pell Grants, and more.

If you’re not counted, our community loses out on your fair share of that funding and political power. And it’s lost for the next ten years until we count everyone again.

By now, you should’ve received a 2020 Census form in the mail. There’s a few options to complete it. You can fill that form out and drop it back in the mail. You can respond online at My2020Census.gov and complete it there. You can even call your answers in by calling 844-330-2020.

Go ahead and take a few minutes to complete the Census if you haven’t yet. You’re already online looking at this email so now’s a great time to take five minutes and fill it out.

As we fight through this pandemic and start rebuilding on the other side, we’re going to need the funding and political power more than ever. It’s critical that we all receive our fair share so we can rebuild together.

Your friends, family, and neighbors are counting on you to be counted.

Our communities are counting on you.

I’m counting on you.