WTF: Young Leaders—A Busy Year Ahead

It has been a great year so far. We celebrated our first anniversary at Craft Brewed, raising about a fifth of our goal for the year while learning about Transit for Nashville from Nora Kern, and Safe TN Project from Beth Joslin Roth. Council Member Kathleen Murphy inspired us by telling her story about running for office as a young woman, and blogger Leigh Lovett enouraged women to collaborate with one another, not compete. A lot of great candidates came to the event to talk to our members and answer questions.

Council Member Kathleen Murphy speaking at WTF:YL's First Anniversary Party

Members from across the state joined in the March for Our Lives on March 24 for gun violence prevention and reform. We also participated in community events statewide, like Nashville’s first Civic Saturday and Women’s Day on the Hill.

Marching towards the State Capitol in support of gun reform

Coming up:

May 1, 2018 is an important election day across Tennessee. More than 40 counties are hosting Democratic Primaries. Make sure you are ready by checking your registration, and contacting your local election commission to find out early voting dates and your polling place.

Women for Tennessee’s Future, our parent organization, posts a list of endorsed candidates for each election.

Counties with Democratic Primaries May 1, 2018: ANDERSON BEDFORD BENTON BLEDSOE BLOUNT BRADLEY CARTER COCKE COFFEE CUMBERLAND DAVIDSON DEKALB FRANKLIN GIBSON GREENE GRUNDY HAMBLEN HAMILTON HARDEMAN HAWKINS HENDERSON JEFFERSON KNOX LAWRENCE LOUDON MACON MADISON MARION MCMINN MEIGS MONROE MONTGOMERY OVERTON POLK PUTNAM RHEA RUTHERFORD SEVIER SHELBY SULLIVAN SUMNER TIPTON UNICOI VAN BUREN WARREN WASHINGTON WEAKLEY WHITE WILLIAMSON

WTF: Young Leaders’ Council meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM. Send us an email if you’d like to join us – we are always looking to engage excited, energetic young women who want to make a difference in our community.