Preparing for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee Equality Project has been preparing for the 111th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee that convenes at Noon on January 8. 

We need your help to complete our preparations.  Here is what you can do.

Attend Orientation:  On January 15, we will have an orientation to the Cordell Hull Building in Nashville where legislative offices and committee rooms are located.  This orientation is ideal for beginners.  RSVP at the link.

Days on the Hill:  Plan now to make the trip to Nashville at least once during the legislative session to speak in person with your legislators.  We have three Advancing Equality Days on the Hill.  Here are the dates and links so you can learn more:

Part 1 on February 5

Part 2 on March 5

Part 3 on April 2

If you are interested in being a district captain, which is a lead position for meetings with legislators, be in touch at [email protected] .

Postcard Writing:  Prior to Advancing Equality Days on the Hill, we will attempt to hold postcard writing events on LGBTQ-related bills.  The first Nashville event is Feb. 3 at Tribe.  RSVP at this link.

Advocacy 101 Sessions:  We are planning these around the state, but if you want to help bring this preparatory class to your region, contact us at [email protected].   The Murfreesboro session is January 8.  RSVP at this link.  The Nashville session is January 12.  RSVP at this link.  The Memphis session is January 28. RSVP at this link.  The Morristown session is tentatively January 21.  We will update you as we have more information.

Retired Persons in Middle Tennessee:  Retired persons can play a special role in the upcoming legislative session by helping when LGBTQ-related bills come up in committee.  We have an orientation for you on December 4. RSVP at this link

Contribute:  Another way to help is to make a financial contribution so we can continue to invest in expert lobbying and the contact management systems that allow us to fight for equality in a professional and effective manner.

We are grateful for all your support, which grows the movement.




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