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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 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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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-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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TN-Nashville: Raising the Min Wage Press Conference

Dustin Evans of Nashville writes: Organizing for Action volunteers assembled with Nashville denizens to speak out to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to demand that he take action to raise the federal minimum wage. Darleen Shelton hosted the press conference featuring Benjamin Eagles, a member of Organized and United for Respect Vanderbilt (OURVandy). “Seven twenty-five an…

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Nashville Welcomes President Obama

Just days removed from President Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union address, supporters and volunteers from around the state, gathered at McGavock High School in Nashville to greet the President’s motorcade. His visit provided motivation to continue fighting for the issues that the people overwhelmingly voted for in the historic elections of 2008 and…

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