Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Katrina Robinson

WTF-endorsed candidate Katrina Robinson is in a competitive Democratic Primary with incumbent Senator Reginald Tate (D-Memphis). Katrina is an entrepreneur, small business owner and health care advocate who is committed to advancing women’s equality and protecting women’s reproductive justice.

Katrina came to statewide attention as an entrepreneur in 2015, when she successfully wrote her own grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She secured a $1.6 million federal grant, and began The Healthcare Institute Inc. – a vocational training school, which has since become the only independently owned licensed nursing program in the state of Tennessee. Katrina and The Healthcare Institute have provided scholarships to over 500 Memphians in the school’s first three years of operation.

Katrina is an active member of her community, serving as chair of the Shelby County Government Ethics Commission and she is a loving mom to her two children. When elected, she will be the only working mother serving in the Tennessee State Senate.

This race is critically important and here is why: right now only five Democrats serve in the TN State Senate and most of the time her opponent does not vote in support of our most basic Democratic values. Just take a look at Senator Tate’s voting record:

  • SB 118, expand Medicaid in Tennessee, voted no
  • SB 161, vouchers, voted yes
  • HB 2129, vote to keep Confederate statues, voted yes
  • SB 2494 Planned Parenthood defunding, voted yes
  • SB 1280, Ambulatory Requirements for Abortion Clinics, voted yes
  • SB 2160, longer sentences for undocumented immigrants, voted yes
  • HB 2520, vote to punish Memphis on monuments, did not vote but in attendance
  • SB 363, preempt cities on affordable housing, did not vote but in attendance
  • SB 244, fetal heartbeat bill, did not vote but in attendance
  • SB 2777, unborn monument, did not vote but in attendance
  • SB 1180, 20 week abortion ban, did not vote
  • SB 241, eliminates Economic Council on Women, did not vote
  • SB 1759, bans smoking in cars with kids, did not vote

With so much at stake in 2018, we need our elected officials to lead with courage. We need our elected officials to fight for expanded access to healthcare and for our most basic rights as women. Senator Tate has repeatedly demonstrated that we cannot count on him to lead with political courage.

Will you step up right now and pitch in $10 to Katrina’s campaign? Any amount you can give will go a long way in this race! 

With your support, we can and we will #ElectWTFWomen who will lead with courage and fight to protect our rights.

You can give online here: http://bit.ly/WTFforKatrinaRobinson

Ways To Join Our Movement And Get Involved!

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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.

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For Immediate Release: Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF) Hires its First Executive Director




Sarah McCall, Executive Director

615-669-6079; sarah@womenfortnfuture.org

Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF) Hires its First Executive Director

Nashville, TN – Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF), a political action committee dedicated to electing progressive women to state and local office in Tennessee, has hired Sarah McCall as its first executive director to lead the organization’s strategic growth during a critical election year for progressive women in Tennessee.

“Women for Tennessee’s Future is pleased to welcome Sarah McCall as our first executive director. Sarah’s wealth of political and fundraising experience and her strong commitment to WTF’s mission are exactly what we need to take our organization forward,” said Bonnie Dow, WTF co-founder and treasurer. “We at WTF are excited about this next chapter in our 6-year history as we work to bring progressive women into political leadership in Tennessee—one candidate and one election at a time.”

McCall brings experience from working with political campaigns across the country and recently served as campaign manager for Anne Martin’s successful 2018 bid for Chancery Court Judge in Davidson County. McCall came to Tennessee two years ago to consult on the launch of Emerge Tennessee, after previously working with Emerge America, a nationwide organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. While with Emerge America, she also served as the founding executive director of Emerge Vermont. McCall most recently served as WTF’s statewide expansion director.

“I am honored to join WTF as executive director and I look forward to using my experience and skills to build on our recent successes. Tennessee is at a critical moment as more progressive women are running for office than ever before,” McCall said. “I look forward to working with our stakeholders and supporters to ensure progressive women in Tennessee have the resources they need to run for office and win their campaigns.”

Founded as a grass-roots organization in 2012, WTF has endorsed over 30 progressive women running for state and local office since 2013 and has invested over $75,000 in their campaigns. WTF-endorsed candidates who currently serve in elected office include: Nashville Metro Councilwomen Mina Johnson, Nancy VanReece and Tanaka Vercher; Knoxville City Councilwomen Lauren Rider and Seema Singh –Perez; and Hamilton County Commissioner-Elect Katherlyn Geter.

For more information about WTF’s mission, visit: https://womenfortnfuture.org/.



Exciting News! WTF has hired Sarah McCall as its first Executive Director.

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!

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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.

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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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