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2019

Senate District 29

Senator Akbari (D) 2nd Vice-Chair, Senate Education Committee, Member: Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and Senate Ethics Committee. Senator Akbari is a new senate, having first served in the house. She is a mostly party-line member and that may explain her leadership grade and voting score. She co-sponsored only one TLRC bill and that was one we opposed: legalizing alcohol on campus. We find it inappropriate to legalize a substance that is illegal to the majority of students (who are underage) in a location that exists exclusively for their education. ..No other sponsorships or co-sponsorships that were among our endorsements. Her vote score of 42% is well below average. Senator Akbari seems very intelligent and well-educated so we must conclude that her contrary positions arise out of the dishonest and biased education that prevails in our schools and universities across the nation. It is sad that a system as beneficent to all, as is our constitutional republic, is deliberately mischaracterized and denigrated by those who want to bring it down through division, distrust, and mis-education.
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Democrat

Raumesh Akbari

Sen. Akbari is an attorney. She serves as the Democratic Caucus Chairman of the TN General Assembly. She is State Leader of Women in Government. She is Chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators and Co-chair of Interbranch Affairs Committee, The Council of State Governments and the Committee on Children, Youth and Families, National Black Caucus of State Legislators. She is Financial Secretary of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women. She is Treasurer of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. She is a member of Leadership Council for 2017, The Council of State Governments, Democratic Party of Shelby County, Shelby County Young Democrats, Democratic Women of Shelby County, NAACP, and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals.
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Sen.Raumesh.Akbari@capitol.tn.gov

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Related Bills

HB0001/SB0016 Legalizes Sports betting in TN. Staples/Dickerson

Vote Result: Passed

HB0113/SB0593 - Eliminates statute of limitation for 2nd degree murder. - Sparks/Reeves

Vote Result: Passed

HB0283/SB0290 - Increases penalty for child rape - Littleton/White

Vote Result: Passed

HB0850/SB0598 - Allows alcohol sales and consumption in campus sports facilities. C. Sexton/Massey

Vote Result: Passed

HB0946/SB0802 - LEA's held accountable for instructional wage (teacher) appropriations. Lamberth/Johnson

Vote Result: Passed

HB1016/SB1243 - Requires a passing grade on civics exam for high school graduation - Weaver/Gresham

Vote Result: Passed

HB1280/SB1428 - Applies for a TNCare block grant in order to self-administer healthcare in Tennessee. T. Hill/Bailey

Vote Result: Passed

HB1364/SB1166 - Strengthens current law concerning Female Genital Mutilation Weaver/Hensley

Vote Result: Passed

HB1265/SB0513 - Tightens some granting provisions of the Economic & Community Development Dept. - Holt/Roberts

Vote Result: Passed