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March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives

On Saturday, young people from around the U.S. will participate in the March for Our Lives event. It is really great news that young people in our country are standing up and saying, “Listen to us.” Younger citizens have had much lower voting rates than other age groups in the past, and so career politicians … Read Article

Accountability

Accountability

Accountability—noun ac·count·abil·i·ty \ ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ The quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions Americans increasingly believe that elected officials need to improve their accountability to voters. I agree with these sentiments; we need more accountability in Congress. America was founded on principles … Read Article

Campaign Progress

Campaign Progress

This weekend campaign manager Clare Considine and I traveled to Nashville to interact with statewide Democratic leaders there. My wife Natalie also traveled with me and honed her campaigning skills. I learned a lot at the Bredesen for Senate campaign launch event. For example, the number of Republicans in Tennessee is about the same as … Read Article

Youth Viatality

Youth Viatality

I had quite a few events to attend over the weekend, but the most fun one was with the Junior Democrats of Hamblen County. These high school students recognized that homeless neighbors in their community needed help. But they didn’t wring their hands and wonder why someone didn’t fix the problem, and they didn’t just … Read Article

Professional Campaign Manager!

Professional Campaign Manager!

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of a full time professional to the leadership of the Olsen for Congress campaign. We are indeed fortunate to have successfully recruited such a high-quality individual. Clare Considine will bring both energy and experience to my campaign for the Tennessee First District seat in Congress. Clare has a … Read Article