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Take Action Now

We rallied. We marched. Now what?

The fight for abortion justice and reproductive freedom is a marathon — not a sprint — which means that it’s critical that we build a strong, sustainable movement. Creating the world we want takes all of us contributing in our own ways, but it does take all of us.

Whether you’re not sure how to get started or you’re ready to dig in deeper, here are a number of ways you can take action from anywhere in the state:

  • Attend a Chattanooga new volunteer orientation. Learn more about TAPP’s work in Chattanooga and explore ways to become a reproductive rights advocate. Sign up for the next virtual orientation on Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00PM ET above. 
  • Become a member of the Chattanooga Health Advocacy Team (CHAT). CHAT’s mission is to encourage and protect informed individual choice regarding reproductive health care; to advocate public policies that guarantee the right to choice and full and non-discriminatory access to reproductive health care; and to foster and preserve a social and political climate favorable to the exercise of reproductive choice.
  • Are you a student at UTC? Join the UTC Generation Action Chapter! Email Kamari at [email protected] to get connected.
  • Join a virtual Knoxville Activism Meeting. Any Tuesday evening at 6:00PM ET, drop in to learn more about the current local, state, and national fights affecting reproductive freedom. Brainstorm how to take action in East Tennessee and make plans to put these ideas into action with your fellow activists. Email Max at [email protected] for more information.

  • Are you a student at UTK? Join the UTK Generation Action Chapter! Email Hannah at [email protected] to get connected.

  • With the Knoxville City Council election in full swing, we want to make sure every voter in Knoxville is aware of the election and how they can make their voices heard. While local races such as this one can have major impacts on citizens' everyday lives, they typically have very low turnout, with only around a quarter of eligible voters casting ballots in a general municipal election. On Saturday, October 23rd at 11am we're leaving voting information on Knoxville voters' doors to help them get out and vote. If you’ve never done anything like this before, fear not! We’ll provide training at the beginning of the event, and can pair you with a partner if you’d like. We’ll also provide snacks, a list of doors to drop off flyers at, and of course the flyers themselves. We’re hoping to have 30-40 volunteers help us, so please sign up here if you can.
  • We're holding two text bank events where you can join other PP supporters over Zoom and text your friends to remind them to vote in the Knoxville City Council election. Training and materials will be provided! Join us for this at 10/15 at 11am or 10/20 at 6pm.
  • Attend a Virtual Memphis Strategy Meeting. Help create and implement strategy for Memphis and the surrounding area on how we fight back. Sign up above to attend the next meeting on Monday, October 18th at 6:30PM CT.

  • Are you a student at the University of Memphis? Join the U of M Generation Action Chapter! Email Aerris at [email protected] to get connected.

Our Fight for Abortion Justice

Building a movement means we have the power to create concrete change in our communities — like making sure all people have the abortion care they need, when they need it, in the community they live in and trust. But to do that, we must create a political environment where that change is possible.

We demand that:

  • Elected officials in the TN State Legislature not sponsor or pass any anti-abortion legislation during the 2022 legislative session. 

  • Our legislators support proactive legislation that protects abortion rights and access for all Tennesseeans.
  • Governor Bill Lee specifically does not draft or support any anti-abortion policy or legislation in 2022.
  • All TN state officials stop spending taxpayer dollars defending unconstitutional anti-abortion laws that are currently being litigated in the courts. 
  • All TN federal elected officials support the Women's Health Protection Act.

AT&T's Political Action Committee (PAC) donated money to the sponsors and co-sponsors of SB 8, the 6 week abortion ban in Texas.

We demand that AT&T:

  • Release a statement vowing not to give any more money to anti-abortion campaigns or politicians in the future. 

  • Match the money donated in support of SB8 to TAPP, our PAC, a local abortion fund like Mountain Access Brigade, or a local reproductive justice organization like SisterReach. 
  • Offer all of their employees paid time-off to schedule a reproductive sexual health and wellness check up with their local Planned Parenthood health center.