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TN-Knoxville/Oak Ridge: ActOnClimate Climate Change Press Call

John Nolt,  UT Professor in the Department of Philosophy, specializing in environmental ethics and philosophical logic. Summary of Remarks for OFA Event at Congressman John Duncan’s Office January 26, 2015 John Nolt:   Climate change is causing large numbers of deaths (in the hundreds of thousands per year). The rate of deaths is increasing, but even…

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TN-Knoxville/Oak Ridge: ActOnClimate Climate Change Press Call

Joanne Logan of Knoxville writes: Joanne is a professor at UT in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Department: I am here as a voice for the community of climate scientists. The most recent 2013 study by Cook and colleagues confirm that 97% of climate scientists who publish about climate change agree that increasing concentrations…

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TN-Oak Ridge: ActOnClimate Climate Change Action Planning Session

Joan Nelson of Oak Ridge writes: The OFA Climate Change Action Team for Tennessee met Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6, at the Panera Bread on Cedar Bluff in Knoxville to plan the actions for 2015. Four of the attendees, Todd Waterman-state lead for climate, Rajendra Jain, Marlene Taylor, and Joan Nelson attended the Climate Leadership Training…

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NE Knoxville: Raise the Minimum Wage

I have lived most of my life here in Knoxville, have attended college at U.T., and have worked mostly minimum wage or low wage jobs. I have a attended a Stand With Women Event I learned about it from a email, and have agreed to volunteer for OFA. I am currently unemployed and all the…

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Northeast: “Obamacare in Knoxville” by Knoxville Metro Pulse

http://www.metropulse.com/news/2014/mar/19/obamacare-knoxville/ “But it’s not just THCC that’s been trying to encourage people to enroll in health insurance. Get Covered America is a national campaign arm of Enroll America, a nonprofit whose goal is to enroll as many people as possible in a health-insurance plan. Get Covered America’s focus is on educating people about the ACA;…

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Northeast TN Knoxville: Raise the Minimum Wage

Organizing for Action fellows are really making a difference this Spring! The day of training for our fellows here in Northeast Tennessee was very recent and already they are out in the community working hard. Many of our fellows have a story of their own to share. Today was an opportunity for one of our…

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Northeast TN: Why This Matters

My husband, Jim Nelson, worked for passage of healthcare reform and now gives a slide show explaining how the new health care law works and this beautiful young woman’s story and the story of his step-granddaughter, is why he does this.  Nikki was diagnosed with lupus.  She became too ill to continue school, and eventually…

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Northeast: Knox -Flyer Fest for ACA

JP and Suzie were among the Knoxville Volunteers who concentrated their flyer distribution on Saturday to neighborhoods that John Bain has mapped as most likely to fall into the income category that would benenfit from purchasing a health insurance policy in the ACA Marketplace. Five teams were out on Saturday and many of these volunteers…

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