Do Justice Love Mercy

January 18, 2019
On Monday, January 7 Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown. “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Mr. Haslam said. “Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms.

Women’s March 2019

January 18, 2019

Folks have been asking us what’s going on with Women’s March and unlike last year, we are not an official sponsor, but we support the Unity Principles of the Women’s March movement and hope to see a beautiful crowd of civic engagers rise up across the nation this January 19.

What are we marching for?

Be A Voice For Justice

January 18, 2019

On Monday, January 7 Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown.

“Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Mr. Haslam, a Republican, said. “Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms.

She/Her/Hers

January 15, 2019

We’re stoked to join Nashville Story Garden for an evening of artivism January 17th at The Cordelle. Don’t miss this pop-up original short play festival where the writers have three conditions that must be included in their play: 1. The main character must be a woman. 2. It must include the line, “The other one didn’t make so much noise”.

Get Moving

January 7, 2019

Roll call! 2019 is in full motion and with it, the legislative season. We wanna hear your greatest hopes and dreams for our country this year (and your own resolutions too ;)! Tweet us @briteheartnow or find us on Facebook and Instagram. And if you don’t quite know where to begin, try these steps from Americans of Conscience — making it easy as 1-2-3.

10 Things Every American Should Know

January 6, 2019

What are the top 10 things every American should know? 

Thirty years ago, E.D. Hirsch activated civic conversations throughout America with his book Cultural Literacy. He argued that every American should have a grasp of fundamental information about our country in order to be culturally literate. Hirsch listed 5,000 names, facts, phrases, dates and cultural references that he believed represented a reasonable core of knowledge that all Americans should possess.

Show Up For Justice

January 2, 2019

In 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to give a life sentence without the possibility of parole to a juvenile, but each state has its own laws. Tennessee has some of the strictest juvenile justice laws in the nation, evident today in the case Cyntoia Brown, a 30 year old sex trafficking victim who is in the fifteenth year of a 51 year sentence before chance of parole.

Show Some Love

December 26, 2018

What better way to bring 2018 to a close than with a big blast of gratitude? It’s easy, affordable, calorie-free and guaranteed to get you going even after the biggest Christmas feast (or Boxing Day hangover)!

Get out your stamps, postcards, and sparkle markers for some gratitude mail.

Thank Sens Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for longstanding pursuit of reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

December 19, 2018

Holidays are all about hospitality, and now more than ever, we are being challenged as Americans to live up to our standards.

People who immigrate are fellow human beings whom we treat with respect and decency. Please consider GIVING to one of the following organizations in the name of a loved one — place a note under the tree, explaining the impact of your collective holiday generosity.

Make a Joyful Noise

December 18, 2018
Create a new holiday tradition by volunteering to make some noise for Fannie Battle Day Home’s 102nd Caroling for Kids fundraiser. Caroling for Kids runs from December 1st through the 24th and is flexible to work with your schedule regarding date, time and location.

102 years ago, in the winter of 1916, with less than one dollar in the treasury, and Christmas looming ahead, Fannie Battle Day Home was nearly forced to close their doors forever.

Hospitality for Immigrants and Refugees

December 16, 2018

Holidays are all about hospitality, and now more than ever, we are being challenged as Americans to live up to our standards.

People who immigrate are fellow human beings whom we treat with respect and decency. We oppose inhumane treatment and vilification of people who immigrate and the government bodies that perpetuate it.