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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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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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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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TN-Murfreesboro: CostOfInaction Comprehensive Immigration Reform Phone Bank

A.D. Maynard of Murfreesboro writes: Murfreesboro Volunteers and Spring Fellows went to Panera on Thursday March 27 to contact Texas supporters for Immigration Reform. With over half a year gone by and no action by the House, these volunteers wanted to help spread the word that it was time for the house to act, calling…

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Expanding Medicaid by Dee of Murfreesboro

I was born in Eastern TN and have lived in Murfreesboro for the last 12 years.  I was injured at work in 2010 and I am currently disability. I, and many others, need medicaid expansion to be supported and accepted so that we can have peace of mind knowing we  can get access to medical…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Bonnie of Murfreesboro

Bonnie Tinsley of Murfreesboro, TN writes: I was pleased to see in the DNJ, March 26 that the majority of our candidates for city council, school board, and mayor oppose the State Legislature bill to remove the city’s ban on guns in our parks. I attended a committee session at the Legislature when the issue…

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TN-Murfreesboro: ActOnClimate Climate Change Event

Matt Ferry of Murfreesboro writes: Nearly a dozen volunteers came out on April Fools for a  Climate Change Day of Action that was held in the Franklin town square. Supporters came together to tell our Representative Marsha Blackburn to stop being a Climate Denier. At the event, we heard from three great speakers who helped…

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TN-Murfreesboro: GetCovered Supporting ObamaCare Canvass

Matt Ferry of Murfreesboro writes: On Tuesday March 11th, We had a canvassing event supporting ObamaCare at Patterson Park in Murfreesboro. Everyone there was excited about spreading the word about affordable health care. We talked to some people coming in and out of the facility, and found one person deeply affected from the Governor decision…

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