Healthcare Rally and Vigil: Senators, Can You Hear Us Now?

WHY WE GATHER: On May 4, the House passed the AHCA Act. Tuesday, May 9, concerned Tennesseans had hoped to deliver the names, stories, and concerns of those at risk of losing healthcare access under the AHCA to Senators Alexander and Corker, but were met with barricades and locked doors.

THE INVITATION: We invite all people of conscience and courage (the event is family friendly!) to rally at Elmington Park (corner of West End and Bowling Avenues) followed by a silent march to the nearby Nashville residence of Senator Lamar Alexander to hold a candlelight vigil.

May Nashville/Davidson Co. SOCM Meeting

Nashville/Davidson Co. is now an official SOCM chapter! Join us as we follow-up on our founding meeting in April. We’ll be continuing our process of identifying key issues to develop campaigns around, setting up local organizing trainings, and more!

For more info: rosa@socm.org mike@socm.org 615-398-1776

Demand a Special Prosecutor for the Russia Investigation

Call the House at (844) 241-1141 to demand a Special Prosecutor take the reins of the Russia Trump investigation.

After waiting 24 hours, Paul Ryan publicly defended the timing of Trump’s firing of the FBI Director but other Republicans remain troubled by this. Our message to the House is the same as our message to the Senate: don’t place party politics above the law and don’t allow the President to undermine or interfere with these investigations.

Conscious Conversation: Breaking the Mental Health Stigma

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, the May installment of Conscious Conversation will address the stigma that exists around mental health in urban communities. Many people around us are suffering from mental health issues in silence, afraid to speak up in fear of being labeled. Similar to other health issues, residents of urban communities are disproportionately impacted by issues related to mental health.

Demand a Special Prosecutor in the Russia-Linked Investigations

Call your Senators at (844) 241-1141 demanding that they secure a Special Prosecutor to oversee all of the Russia-linked investigations into Donald Trump, his business interests, his Administration, his Presidential Campaign, his Presidential Transition team and his family.

After Trump’s shocking firing of FBI chief James Comey yesterday, we must prevent him politically interfering with this investigation.

Hold House Members Accountable for TrumpCare Vote

Last week, Republicans pushed their moral monstrosity of a TrumpCare bill through the House of Representatives. This week, they’ve gone back to their home districts all around the country—and it’s time for you to hold them accountable.

Join the Facebook Live on Payback Recess TONIGHT at 8:30 p.m. ET.

More than 150,000 of you tuned in to our Facebook live last Thursday—and you had a lot of questions.

Healthcare Interfaith Preach In and Pray In

Show up at the offices of Senators Alexander and Corker to stand with Moral Movement Tennessee in advocating for the expansion of Medicaid, protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and ultimately universal healthcare for all. May 9, 2pm, 3322 West End Ave, Nashville. More info at moralmovementtn@gmail.com

Cocktails For a Cause

We hope you’ll join us at East Nashville Beer Works* for Cocktails for a Cause! So far, it has been a whirlwind of a year for Planned Parenthood and our supporters. After marching, lobbying our legislators, and working our tails off in the fight for healthcare and abortion rights, we all deserve a drink!

PG-13 Players Chipotle Fundraiser

Need an excuse to eat Chipotle this Tuesday? Look no further!

PPMET’s Nashville peer educators the PG-13 Players are having a fundraiser! Head to the White Bridge Rd Chipotle Tuesday, May 9th from 11am-9pm and mention the PG-13 Players to donate 50% of your purchase to the program.

** You MUST mention the fundraiser at check out or show the flyer to donate!

Board meeting

OutCentral’s monthly board meeting is open to the public

End Prisons-for-Profit

CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) is the largest private, for-profit prison operator in the U.S. and is headquartered in Nashville, just outside of Green Hills. CCA’s Annual Shareholders Meeting starts at 10am, but we want to be there an hour before that, so that stockholders can see our signs as they arrive.

Resist The Lies: Protesting Kellyanne Conway & Marsha Blackburn

This is 3 events in one! A chance to welcome KellyAnne “Alternative Facts” Conway to Nashville, stand up to Congressman Marsha Blackburn, and join in solidarity with the resistance across middle Tennessee. We’ll start with a rally at the Court of Flags (corner of First and Broadway) at 9:30 AM. We’ll march to the Omni at 10:15 and then rally outside from 10:30 to 1:30.