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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-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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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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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-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 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-Chattanooga: CostOfInaction Comprehensive Immigration Reform 1-on-1 Meeting

Kelley Elliott of Chattanooga writes: It was a joy meeting Jose Perez today in Chattanooga TN!  Jose works to improve his community through Outreach Partnerships for UTC.  He is a resource in our city. His issues and passion are people having opportunity, growth, and prosperity! We’re stronger when we ACT together. Join the action: [TAKE…

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