We want to wish you a Happy Pride! From Knoxville to Memphis, our state is celebrating LGBT+ Tennesseans this month – but this isn’t the only month that LGBT+ rights should be on our mind. Any time we head to the polls, we need to be sure we are voting for progress, and that is what WTF is all about.
Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF) is a Democratic political action committee (PAC) that elects pro-choice women to office at the local and state levels in Tennessee.
WTF harnesses YOUR POWER. Our movement is driven by YOU. Our community of 15,000+ donors, volunteers, social media followers, elected officials and candidates is the driving force for progressive change in Tennessee. There are so many ways that you can help WTF grow and expand our reach. Join us today!
We have big news to share with you: WTF has hired Sarah McCall as its first Executive Director! As you know, for the past 10 months, Sarah has led WTF’s efforts to grow the organization statewide as our Expansion Director, and WTF’s Board of Directors has elevated her to Executive Director to continue our strategic growth. WTF began as a grassroots, all-volunteer effort six years ago, but your support has enabled us to take on our first full-time leader. We know there are many of you that remember our humble beginnings—we have come a long way!
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.
Our first year has gone by so fast, and we are grateful to have engaged so many wonderful young leaders in progressive politics. We raised thousands of dollars, but also recognized the significant political power of young people outside of donations and started a volunteer committee late in the year. Volunteers put in nearly 200 hours in this short period of time, and about 1/3 of them had never volunteered. We are very excited about this growing this for our endorsed candidates in 2018 – let us know if you’re interested in helping out.
HERE IS YOUR WTF GUIDE TO THE WOMEN’S MARCH 2.0 ACTIVITIES
Ready. Set. March! The Women’s March 2.0 Conference and Rally in Nashville is just a few days away and we hope you have plans to make your voice heard by participating in the conference or the rally/march, or better yet… both! We’ve been getting some questions about the schedule of events, so here is everything you need to know.
2017 Fall Internship Opportunity: Fundraising and Communications Intern
Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF) is a political action committee (PAC) dedicated to mobilization, advocacy, and fundraising for the election of progressive women across the state. WTF offers education about the political process, information on crucial political issues, and support for progressive women candidates for public office. If you are enthusiastic about the advancement of progressive women in politics in TN, then this is the internship for you.