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Tales from the Road #6: What Happens in Jackson, Stays in Jackson

We had to get up at 5 o’clock to start walking in time to arrive for the Madwomen event in Jackson that welcomed us. The morning was frigid but gorgeous with luminous fog over flat farmland.

Nov. 21, 2022

Tales From The Road #5: Brownsville, TN

When we arrived in Brownsville, Fitzgerald Mann left the door unlocked for us. Fitzgerald and I had never met before, yet I found myself taking a shower in his house before he even got home from work.

Nov. 21, 2022

Tales from the Road #4: Step Off In Memphis

On September 26th, we stepped off in Memphis for the first day of our walk, which was about 2 1/2 hours from Memphis to Bartlett.

Oct. 11, 2022

Tales from the Road #3: Chattanooga Training Walk

On September 18th, we went to Chattanooga for a training walk. Bo and ‘Linnae’ came with me from Nashville so we had to leave around 4:30 in the morning...

Oct. 11, 2022

2022 TAPP Endorsed Candidates

Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood has endorsed 36 candidates ahead of the November 2022 election. See the complete list of endorsed candidates here!

Sept. 28, 2022

Tales From the Road #2: Raining in Murfreesboro and Walking In Memphis

Last Saturday, our 8+ mile training walk along the Murfreesboro Greenway was so rainy that I had to pour water out of my boots when I got back to the car. I told myself it was good strength training with all that extra water weight I was carrying around. 

Sept. 16, 2022

Tales From the Road #1: Clarksville Training and Knoxville Win

Ruth’s Army, a Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired action council, only had a few days to help support my training walk in Clarksville on Labor Day, so I was happily amazed to pull up to the trailhead parking lot full of supporters. What better place to kick off a group training walk than in a military town?

Sept. 9, 2022

TAPP Endorses Lee Harris for Shelby County Mayor

Citing his steadfast commitment to abortion rights and reproductive justice, Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood has endorsed Lee Harris for Shelby County Mayor.

July 12, 2022

Lack of Legal Abortion Access Will Return Our Culture to One of Repression and Blackmail

by Ann von Mehren, PPTNM Volunteer

When I was in college in the late-1970s, an older woman told me in passing how in the early-1950s, immediately following the birth of her child, she thought she might be pregnant again. Unplanned and too soon.

July 12, 2022