Posts Tagged ‘Tennessean’

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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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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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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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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Expanding Medicaid by Victoria of Memphis

I am Victoria Wright. I love God and my city and I hope that we will get healthcare. This issue is important to me because I really need healthcare. My friends and family also need access to healthcare.  I am on dialysis and need help buying medication and getting to the doctor.  I also have…

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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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