Dem meet and greet Nol Franklin

Four major Democratic candidates will be visiting Franklin and Nolensville this Friday during a series of candidate meet and greets.

The meet and greet in Franklin will be held at 4 p.m. at Strahl Street Park, 140 Strahl Street, with the Nolesville event kicking off at 7 p.m. at Mill Creek Brewing, 2008 B, Johnson Industrial Boulevard.

A meet and greet will also be held at Harvey Park in Spring Hill at 1 p.m., although Madeira will not be present at that event.

U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw, U.S. House candidate Kiran Sreepada, and State House candidates Jenn Foley and Elizabeth Madeira will all be speaking with guests during an in-person candidate meet and greet event.

While Sreepada, Foley and Madeira easily swept their respective primaries, having little or no formidable Democratic challengers, Bradshaw made national news through her victory in one of the most surprising upsets of the year.

A Memphis native, Bradshaw raised just over $8,400 in campaign contributions by the end of March — a drop in the bucket compared to her establishment-backed Democratic opponent, James Mackler, who raised more than $2.1 million by mid July.

Bradshaw is also the first Black woman to become a major party's nominee in the race for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

Bradshaw has campaigned on her support of Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, a $15 minimum wage and student loan debt forgiveness.

Masks will be required at all events, and in addition to getting the opportunity to meet the candidates, guests will have the change to get yard signs, campaign materials and information on volunteer opportunities.