Celebrating One Year of YL

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.

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Filing Deadline Thursday: More Women Expected on TN Ballots This Year

Public News Service, February 15, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thursday is the deadline for Tennesseans to file as candidates with a board of election in order to appear on the May primary ballot.

While the exact numbers are not quantified, anecdotal evidence points to a record number of women pursuing leadership positions at the local, state and national level.

Currently women hold 16 percent of elected offices in the Volunteer State, compared with a national rate of 25 percent.

Sarah McCall, expansion director with the group Women for Tennessee’s Future, expects that to change this year, based on the interest her group’s political action committee is seeing.

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WTF’s Women’s March 2.0 Guide


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.

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Tennessee women can change the course of politics next year

The Tennessean. December 13, 2017.

They came out in the pouring rain last month. They stood in line, and they didn’t leave until they had their say.

Voters in Virginia – especially progressive women, minority voters, and younger people – had a lot on their minds.

Democrats didn’t really have to work that hard to lure voters. When Nazis and unhooded Klansmen showed up in Charlottesville this summer, and the President blamed “many sides,” Virginians didn’t forget in November.

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WTF Seeks Fall 2017 Intern

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.

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WTF’s Up with Tennessee Ballots (It’s Not the Acronym You’re Expecting)

Michael Edward Miller. WUTC, November 9, 2016.

Governor Bill Haslam created Insure Tennessee to help 280,000 low-income residents in the state get health insurance. But a small group of Republican lawmakers in the state Senate Health Committee killed the plan before it got off the ground, which inspired the creation of Women for Tennessee’s Future, an organization opposing Republicans by grooming female Democratic candidates to run for office.

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Beth Harwell rewrites history of Jeremy Durham debacle

tennessean-news-graphicBonnie Dow. The Tennessean. September 23, 2016.

Last week’s vote to expel Jeremy Durham from the Tennessee General Assembly was a welcome conclusion to the sordid saga that has occupied the state’s attention since January.

Yet House Speaker Beth Harwell’s self-congratulatory account in The Tennessean of her role in the Durham debacle overlooks key details worth remembering.

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