Tennessee

Elected officials:

Legal and anti-discrimination resources:

  • ACLU of Tennessee
  • Human Rights Campaign, Tennessee (“Fights for LGBTQ equality in Tennessee alongside state and local groups and lawmakers”)
  • Tennessee Equality Project (“As well as fighting negative bills at the state level, we have advanced positive legislation in local governments around the state….  We believe Tennesseans in every corner of our state deserve equal protection of the law.”)
  • Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (“Empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state”)

Media, blogs, and online resources:

Organizations:

  • Common Cause Tennessee (“An independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power.” Nationally, Common Cause serves as a “grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy” — which includes critical work like fighting gerrymandering.)
  • Drinking Liberally, Tennessee
  • Highlander Research and Education Center (“Serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help to create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible.”)
  • Indivisible (“Demystify congressional advocacy. Support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action.”)
  • Memphis Choices (“Provide excellent medical care in a judgement-free space and help people make informed decisions about their reproductive health”)
  • Mid-South Peace & Justice Center (“Engage, organize, and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action”)
  • Moms Clean Air Force (“Standing together for clean, healthy air; helping protect fetuses, infants and toddlers from toxic air pollution and climate disruption”)
  • Occupy Tennessee
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (“Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.”)
  • Sierra Club, Tennessee Chapter
  • South to South (“We believe in a liberated South that honors the culture, dignity, and safety for all people.”)
  • Stand for Children (“Ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training.”)
  • Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood of Middle & East Tennessee
  • Tennessee AFL-CIO
  • Tennessee Clean Water Network (“Empowers Tennesseans to exercise their right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering civic engagement, building partnerships and advancing, and when necessary enforcing, water policy for a sustainable future”)
  • Tennessee Conservation Voters (“A coalition of state conservation groups and individuals dedicated to raising voter awareness, advocating stronger laws and holding our elected leaders accountable for safeguarding the environment of Tennessee.”)
  • Tennessee Democratic Party
  • Tennessee Education Association (“Protect and advocate for our students, our profession, and our members to create great public schools that prepare everyone for success in a global society”)
  • Tennessee Environmental Council (“Educating and advocating for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health”)
  • The Land Trust for Tennessee (“Protects our natural and historic landscapes, both public and private, to make Tennessee a better place to live, work and play”)
  • The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee (“Protecting America’s most biologically rich inland state”)

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