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Expanding Medicaid by Paceda of Nashville

As a parishioner of Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, I am proud that my Catholic faith places an emphasis on social justice. Jesus Christ told us to love one another. That means helping those who are less fortunate. Expanding Medicaid will help the citizens of Tennessee. It is imperative that our politicians put aside…

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TN-McDonald: A Look Back to See WHY the ACA an 8 million Success

Rose Ann Copeland of McDonald writes: Volunteers representing all aspects of the diverse Chattanooga community attended a canvassing event on March 28, for the ACA at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center. Chattanooga District 7 City Councilman Chris Anderson rallied the troops by stating that all of his district deserves excellent, affordable healthcare and not just…

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TN-Oak Ridge: Expanding Medicaid Action Planning Session

Scott Julius of Oak Ridge writes: Hope has been abundant in Tennessee and indeed nationwide with the successful enrollment of millions of people in the Affordable Care Act. Now Tennesseans can have affordable healthcare, many for the first time. That said, it is a shame that expanding Medicaid, a logical step that’s the perfect complement…

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TN-Nashville: Climate Camp

Matt Ferry of Murfreesboro writes: Organizing for Action held it’s first Climate Camp in Tennessee over the weekend  of March 29-30th. It was an in depth two-day training that provided a crash course in organizing to combat the very real threat of Climate Change. There was a great crowd of folks both days of the…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Leslie of Elizabethton, TN

In 2007, my husband and I retired to Elizabethton, TN. We are non-violent non-gun-owners. I don’t see any need to have people carrying guns in parks of any kind, especially without a permit. Training is a must to have responsible gun-carrying. A person with a gun will choose that remedy first in any conflict. A…

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Climate Change by Jules of Nashville

My name is Jules and I’ve been living in East Nashville for 7 years. The neighborhood has grown dramatically in those years and is schedule to grow even more over time. Some of our biggest problems are traffic and parking, and they will only get worse. This has inspired me to start a neighborhood bus…

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Expanding Medicaid by QuaNita of Memphis

My name is QuaNita Ford, as a woman, I care about the people in my life, like my grandma, aunts, sisters, mother and other  friends and family. A lot of women in my communityof Frayser, TN, need help with their medical needs.. We want to survive and live healthy, productive lives. The women in my…

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TN-Knoxville: OFA Organizing Academy

Pamela Coffin of Knoxville writes: Today was a very informative day as our Spring Fellows and Spring Trainer led  the action at the  Organizing Academy in Northeast TN, Knoxville.  After registration and welcoming two new fellows to the training;  OFA Organizing Fellows, Alejandro and Pam led the training on the skills they have been learning…

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