Posts by Gloria Johnson

Scrappy Time Meets Standing Tall with Jay Clark

This week, Representative Johnson is joined by Jay Clark in a special joint episode with Jay’s show, “Scrappy Time.” Gloria and Jay chill out in her luxurious pool and chat about their campaigns and the current state of Tennessee politics, including healthcare and this week’s special session at the State Legislature. Be on the lookout…

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Running a Small Business During a Pandemic

What kinds of hoops have small business owners had to jump through during the pandemic just to survive? State Representative Gloria Johnson sits down to talk with Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen who own Bliss, a furniture store with locations in Knoxville, Nashville, and Louisville to find out. Standing Tall is part of The TN…

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Let’s Get Rural: Community Schools With Dr. Kronick

State Representative Gloria Johnson talks with Dr. Bob Kronick from the University of Tennessee and University Assisted Community Schools about how the community school model got started in Knoxville and how these schools could make a huge difference in underserved communities around our state. Learn more about University Assisted Community Schools and donate: https://uacs.utk.edu/ Standing…

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What It’s Like Being a Teacher During Covid19

Today’s episode of Standing Tall features excerpts from a series of conversations between Representative Johnson and teachers from across Knox County about their virtual and physical experiences in the classroom so far this year. They are overwhelmed and overworked, and nervous about the prospect of being evaluated under current circumstances. If you have the chance,…

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Behind the Ballot Box

Tennessee State Representative Gloria Johnson and Election Commissioner Tammy Kaousias take you behind the ballot box and explain the ins and outs of the voting process. Standing Tall is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler’s relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and…

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You don’t know Jack

Tennessee State Representative Gloria Johnson sits down to talk with Jack King about what’s on the minds of young voters. Jack is a politically active college student from Knoxville who used to work for Gloria on her campaign. Standing Tall is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The…

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Elizabeth Warren’s personal endorsement of Gloria Johnson

A special education teacher with 27 years of classroom experience, Gloria Johnson knows firsthand the challenges that families face. Whether she’s fighting to ensure every child has access to a meaningful, high-quality public education, making sure no family goes broke paying for a medical bill, or  standing up to corrupt corporate special interests, Gloria is…

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State’s unpreparedness causes frustration for thousands

By: Larry Van Guilder   The good intentions behind the legislation mean nothing if the state system is broken. Over the past weeks, state Rep. Gloria Johnson has learned just how broken Tennessee’s system is as she tries to help desperate constituents with their unemployment claims. Read more here>>

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Major Steps Forward for Paid Family & Medical Leave in Tennessee!

By: A Better Balance “No one in Tennessee should have to make the impossible choice between caring for themselves or loved ones and maintaining their financial security,” said Representative Johnson. “We have an opportunity to lead on this issue and support Tennessee families without burdening employers.” Full story here>>

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