Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

January 20, 2019

Make it a Day ON, Not a Day Off! There are many ways you can participate in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can join a project already planned in your community; you can develop your own project with family, friends, and neighbors; or if you work for an organization that mobilizes volunteers, you can make King Day the day you train new volunteers to be deployed throughout the year.

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”.

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.

Let’s Go Caroling!

December 15, 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.

Spread The Light

December 13, 2018

Join our friends at Americans of Conscience and Spread The Light with this special holiday wish list full of helpful ways to give wisely and make a difference this holiday season. “With respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people.” Let’s do it together. #engageconnectempower #getcivic #holidayBriteHeart

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