Action Planning Session

TN-Oak Ridge: ActOnClimate Climate Change Action Planning Session

Joan Nelson of Oak Ridge writes: The OFA Climate Change Action Team for Tennessee met Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6, at the Panera Bread on Cedar Bluff in Knoxville to plan the actions for 2015. Four of the attendees, Todd Waterman-state lead for climate, Rajendra Jain, Marlene Taylor, and Joan Nelson attended the Climate Leadership Training…

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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-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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Northeast TN Spring Fellows Get Acquainted

Our TN Spring Fellows Joyce Brown and Katrina Dorse meet with Ruth and Joan at the Bearden Panera in Knoxville to spend quality time getting to know each other and SmartVAN.  Of course Joan thinks all this fun is because they are playing in the data, but the rest of them probably think it is…

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Murfreesboro Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Murfreesboro Volunteers met at Panera last Thursday January 23 in support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Over half a dozen volunteers made phone calls to supporters living in Texas’ 10th district, represented by Michael McCaul(R). This district is 26% Latino, and we believe his constituents can convince him to request a vote on Immigration Reform. Over…

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Murfreesboro Team Meeting

A.D. Maynard of Murfreesboro writes: On Thursday January 23rd Murfreesboro OFA Volunteers had their second team meeting of the year at Panera. The team meets every other Thursday to debrief past events, plan future events, socialize, and introduce new volunteers. It’s a great place for folks to come and find out what OFA Murfreesboro is…

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TN-Murfreesboro: “Fellows Friday”

Every Friday, Spring Fellows in Middle TN have a weekly team meeting — “Fellows Friday” This past Friday, January 17th, fellows came together at the local college library at Middle Tennessee State University. There fellows spent time getting to know each other and getting to know their Spring Trainer, Elizabeth Henderson. Fellows that could not…

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Northeast: Knoxville Plans for 2014

Hard to believe it is now 2014! One year has passed since the founding of Organizing for Action in January 2013. Indeed, our first year of 2013 was fantastic and we will have a high bar set for outdoing what we did then. With hard work, this next year will be another one for the…

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