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Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women


The Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women is an organization of women Democrat activists in Tennessee in support of the National Federation of Democratic Women. Our Democratic Women activists strongly support the Democratic Party agenda on the local, state, and nation levels.

Women Democrats support issues and causes related to feminism, civil rights, labor, healthcare, government transparency, education, technology and the environment. We actively participate online and in our communities to guard, educate and activate to make sure that individual rights are protected, equality is maintained, and bigotry doesn't win. We work to support Democrat candidates seeking to run for office, and we support Democrats that are currently in office.
The state chapter of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women is divided into three Grand Divisions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee. Each grand division has county chapters headed by club presidents. Every socially conscious individual, especially women, are encouraged to be active in their community, as big change often starts with a little change.

If there is not a local chapter in your respective counties, or if there are any questions, please message us, or one of our supporting pages on Facebook and twitter. Our websites/pages are monitored 24/7, in some instances. Serious inquiries WILL be responded to at the earliest opportunity. We will be more than happy to answer your questions about the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women, direct you to the appropriate person to answer any questions you may have about the National Federation of Democratic Women, Tennessee voting, politics, the Tennessee Democrat Party, National Democratic Party and/or future Democratic Party candidates seeking the presidency of the United States when applicable. Just click on the CONTACT button, we'd love to hear from you!

On behalf of Glenda Faye Carter, Federation President ,Our Executive Board, and all of our valued members

The Jean Livingston
Memorial Fund
Anna Belle Clement O'Brien Scholarship Fund

Thank you, for your continued support. Through your contributions, we are truly making a difference.

NFDW Intern Scholarship Award

In Support Of Democratic Women Candidates Seeking Office on  the State and Federal Level

 "A Woman's place is in the House, and the Senate"

Anna Belle Clement O'Brien

For more information, contact:

Khristy Wilkinson

TFDW Treasurer 

The Trump administration is forcing children as young as toddlers to represent themselves in immigration courts.

Lawrence County Democratic Women, Welcome back! We are so very happy to have you back in the fold of the Tennessee Federation Of Democratic Women. Together, there is nothing we can't accomplish working TOGETHER!

2017 President's Award recipient

Hardin County Democratic Women

Pictured Left to right, former HCDW President, long time Federation member, contributor, hard worker, loyal and dearly beloved, Mrs. Murrell Smith, TFDW President Glenda F. Carter, and HCDW President,as well as Hardin County Democratic Party Chair, Mrs. La Vander Sevier Pride.

 We thank you, Hardin County Democratic Women for years of loyalty, commitment, and service to the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women.

NFDW Southern Regional Conference


TNDP Chair, Mary Mancini

    TFDW Finance Committee

Federation sisters, I am pleased to announce the addition of a new TFDW Standing Committee, the finance committee. The Finance Committee chairs, are as follows:

              East Tennessee

Donna Guzman

Phone: 423-0237-2993


              Middle Tennessee

Karen Garner

Phone:  615-545-9182


              West Tennessee

Myra Stiles

Phone:  901-272-9182


I feel that this is going to be a good thing for our organization moving forward.

Glenda F. Carter,

TFDW President



The Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women proudly congratulate our newly elected State Senators. They are from left to right front row:

State Senator Raumesh Akbani, District 29

State Senator Katrina Robinson, District 33

State Senator Brenda Gilmore, District 19

These outstanding ladies made history! Never before in the State of Tennessee has three Black women been elected to served in the Tennessee State House in the same election cycle. 

As we know, this could not have been possible without the combined hard work of these outstanding women and ALL those who worked diligently to help get them elected. 

Great things are happening in Tennessee! Tennessee Democrats will continue to press forward and support great candidates regardless of race, creed or color. Photo credit (WTF Women)

TFDW Presidend, Glenda F. Carter.

Well done, Democratic Women!


As you know, our Winter Board Meeting was held in February, due to feedback that many of our members wanted to participate in Women's Marches held throughout our state, and the United States.

While the weather was not the best on that day, many, many of our women didn't allow that to stop  them from pressing onward.

You are truly an amazing organization of women. It is an honor to have gotten to know you all and see first hand the outstanding work you are doing in our communities across the state.

TFDW President, Glenda F. Carter

Why were Democratic Party members of the United States House of Representatives dressed in white? Was it to coordinate with the snow? A resounding NO! is the answer to that question. Please watch the video below to find out why.


TNDP Chair, Mary Mancini

The Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women extend our heartfelt congratulations! to Mary Mancini upon being re-elected to serve as TNDP Chair.

Chair Mancini shared this message while speaking with the media.

“The Republicans didn’t get elected overwhelmingly in Tennessee overnight,” Mancini said. “It took several election cycles, maybe 10 years. We are two years into that rebuilding cycle. We’re going to continue recruiting candidates. And now, it’s amazing because there are more people than ever that want to come and participate and run as Democrats.”

While we congratulate her, we also want to thank the fine Democrats that stepped up and ran for the position. In the Democratic Party, we welcome diverse opinions, it serves to make us all more aware and responsive to the needs of ALL of our people. There is a seat at the table for everyone.

TFDW President, Glenda F. Carter

Congratulations! Dr. Richmond

Our heartfelt congratulations, to Dr. Marisa Richmond of the Davidson County Democratic Women. Doctor Richmond was selected as DCDW's "Woman of The Year"

Dr. Richmond, a long time member of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women, has served with distinction during her time with our organization. Dr. Richmond also serve as our TFDW DNC Ex Officio Officer.

Glenda Carter, president of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women, traveled from Jackson to conduct the installation ceremony for the Wilson County Democratic Women. The officers for 2019 who will continue their two-year terms are (from left) president Terri St. Clair, first vice-president Charlene Foutch, second vice-president Sharon Haack, secretary Marilyn Bryant and treasurer Beverly Way.

Women's equality activist Lilly Ledbetter speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic congressional members listen during a news conference at the Capitol on Jan. 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

 Georgia former gubernatorial candidate, Stacy Abrams, delivered a moving State of The Union rebuttal. 

Want to know what Federation members across the nation are doing? Listen in.






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Your TFDW 2019 - 2020 SLATE OF OFFICERS!

Also listed are their bios and responsibilities 


Legislative Agenda