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Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women


The Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women is an organization of women Democrat activists in Tennessee.  TFDW is an affiliate of the National Federation of Democratic Women. Our Democratic Women activists strongly support the Democratic Party agenda on the local, state, and nation levels. We work to elect Democrats - especially women Democrats to public office and to promote women of leadership in the Democratic Party. 

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 prevail. We work to support Democratic ideals as well as the party platform 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. Our chapters  encourage  women to be active in their community, promoting the image of Democrats as well as the ideals of the party, while acknowledging that 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. TFDW welcomes individual members as well as county groups.  Our websites/pages are monitored and your inquiry 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 Democratic Party, National Democratic Party and/or future Democratic Party candidates.Just click on the CONTACT button, we'd love to hear from you!

Mary Linden Salter

TFDW President

The Jean Livingston

Memorial Fund
Anna Belle Clement O'Brien Scholarship Fund

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

Emily Gregg


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!

NFDW Southern Regional Conference


TNDP Chair, Mary Mancini


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 President, 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.

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.

TFDW Board

Rachel Campbell

Recording Secretary

Joni Cochran

Corresponding Secretary

Khristy Wilkinson

East TN Vice President

Kim Walker

Middle TN Vice President

Jeanne Guidi

West TN Vice President

TFDW Supports

TFDW Convention 2019

Glenda Carter

Past President

TNDP Summit 2019

Several TFDW members attended the Summit to gather inspiration and ideas from each other - form new caucuses and to hear Presidential Candidate Julian Castro speak about his campaign and vision for America.  Great Job TNDP!  

TFDW Convention 2019