Posts by ofatn

OFA-TN Nashville: Miggs Meet & Greet

Elizabeth Henderson of Nashville writes: Over the weekend, volunteers were invited to local music venue 12th & Porter for a Meet & Greet with the phenomenal band Miggs! Don Miggs, the lead singer, is a fierce supporter of President Obama and the issue campaigns Organizing for Action is fighting for. As the band tours the…

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Reducing Gun Violence by David of Franklin

Hello, my name is David Stumpfl, and I am a recent college graduate of UNC-Asheville. In my short 21 years I have experienced a lot, perhaps even more than some of my peers. However, I fear that I have already seen enough violence for a lifetime through the ample amounts of news coverage of school…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Caroline of Nashville

I am a native of Nashville, recently returned to the city after 25 years. My arrival here launched the Third Chapter of my professional career, which emerged with a definite theme: political activism. A lot has changed in Nashville, especially for the better: it’s richer in its ethnic and cultural diversity, enthusiastically supports a world-class…

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Standing with Women by Zack of Nashville

All my life, I have observed the contribution of women in my own development, and also in the process of problem solving in their lives or careers.  For example: it is a painful decision for a woman in power to send people to war.  I gave equal opportunities to my girl and my son in…

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TN-Nashville: Expanding Medicaid Action Planning Session

Caroline Hogge of Nashville writes: The Medicaid expansion team representing both middle Tennessee and Davidson county met for an action planning session on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at The Pharmacy in east Nashville. Points regarding team-building, data training, and volunteer recruitment were covered over lunch. A goal of expanding teams for both regions throughout the…

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TN-Knox: Learning the Facts about Healthcare in TN

Pamela Coffin of Knoxville writes: Volunteer Lydia and Mack opened their home to OFA for a Stand With Women House Party. Our focus was on Medicaid Expansion.  Lydia stated, “as of today over 8 million Americans have affordable health insurance now because of the ACA.”  James pointed out how sensible it is to make health…

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TN-Knox: Foe of ACA admits it is doing “good”

Do the real stories of people benefiting from the Affordable Care Act make a difference.? Greg Johnson’s reaction to hearing the real impact of the ACA on people’s lives indicates that they do. Keep telling the truth about what the new healthcare law means to people. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/mar/26/greg-johnson-a-rethink-on-the-affordable-care/

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TN-Oak Ridge: Expanding Medicaid Phone Bank

  Oak Ridge had its second meeting of the MedEx team. We called our supporters in the Nasvhille area to inform them of the opportunity to take #OFAction in support of medicaid expansion in TN on the upcoming Day of Action. This was almost an all male phone bank with half of the callers being…

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Expanding Medicaid by Lydia of Knoxville

I live in the Knoxville area I am well covered by healthcare, but I frequently speak with Knoxville people who are not covered, usually because of very low income. Two people I know of right now are sick with life -threatening diseases yet have no coverage. Medicaid expansion would be a Godsend. Without Medicaid care,…

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