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End of Year Giving Guide

December 21, 2017

It’s that time of year where we gather together in gratitude and celebration. We’re always looking for ways to spread the love and #EngageConnectEmpower our greater community and we want to share what we’ve found and ask you to join us in giving.

Women’s March / Power Together TN  #1 Choice for Tax-Deductible End of Year Giving Conexión Americas Emerge Tennessee Equity Alliance Headcount One Voice Nashville  Safe Tennessee Project Southern Word Think Tennessee TIRRC Veteran’s PATH For these and more, organized by issue, go here.
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Advocate for a Clean DREAM Act

December 20, 2017

On Sept. 5, Trump announced that he was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Obama-era program provides relief from deportation for an estimated 800,000 young immigrants. These immigrants have gone to our schools, they live and work in our communities, they have families, and now they’re at an even greater risk of deportation.

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Stop the Trump Tax Scam

December 15, 2017

Members of the House and Senate are currently meeting in “conference committee” to resolve the differences between their Tax Scam bills. That means that this is our very last chance to defeat the Trump Tax Scam—and we can. Some Republicans are already publicly saying that they might change their vote.  

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Sign Up for Healthcare

December 15, 2017

Despite the Trump Administration’s best efforts to keep citizens who need healthcare in the dark about how to sign up for the ACA, enrollment this year is already up about 50% — and that’s with a sign-up season that is 50% shorter than last year. Not bad!

Today is the final deadline to sign up for health coverage — are you covered?

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Save Our National Parks

December 6, 2017

In an unprecedented action, Donald Trump dramatically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah. Our National Parks were established to ensure that America’s natural treasures would belong to everyone and be preserved forever. 

“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” — Teddy Roosevelt

Patagonia is one of the many groups filing lawsuit against the current administration they’ve created a powerful campaign to help us protect our national treasures.

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Take Care of Yo Self!

December 5, 2017

Today’s world can be exhausting. The news cycle, work, relationships, and simply living as a human being can take a toll on our mental, physical, and emotional health. In the midst of all the chaos, self-care becomes increasingly important as we fight for justice, equality, and liberty for all.

So today… do something that makes you feel truly joyful.

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End Slavery in Libya

November 29, 2017

Researchers estimate 40 million people are enslaved around the world generating about $150 billion in illegal profits. Recent media attention has been called to the slave trade in Libya. A CNN report published earlier this month brought attention to this disturbing situation. This information has horrified The United Nations chief and caused outrage around the world.

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Don’t Dismantle Net Neutrality

November 27, 2017

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai is pushing to reverse net neutrality protections – important rules for protecting the free flow of information on the internet. Pai’s proposal allows the companies that provide our internet connection new measures of control over what we do online. This would be a devastating blow to the free and open internet we rely on for streaming videos, communicating with our networks – and yes, reading critical news stories about the state of our democracy.