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Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

CLAIRFIELD, Tenn. — On the northern slope of Cooper Ridge – a long, low-slung rise in Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains – sits the 127-year-old Hatfield Cemetery, a well-maintained strip of flower-adorned plots where gravestones older than a century sit next to still-fresh graves. Bright pink ribbons hang in the tree branches surrounding the cemetery, marking 100 feet from […]

America’s Next Leaders: Youth Leaders, Just as Important as Adult Ones

America’s Next Leaders: Youth Leaders, Just as Important as Adult Ones

Each year, Equal Voice News features “America’s Next Leaders”, a series that profiles the recipients of the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. The award honors young people who, in the spirit of Sargent Shriver, have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and have transformed that commitment into effective […]

Building the New Tennessee Electorate

Building the New Tennessee Electorate

You might not realize it, but over the past decade Tennessee’s immigrant population has been one of the fastest growing in the country. Nashville is still best known for country music and cowboy boots, but already more than 13 percent of our city is foreign-born. While many have celebrated and valued our increasing diversity, nativist […]

Construyendo el nuevo electorado de Tennessee

Construyendo el nuevo electorado de Tennessee

Es posible que usted no se haya dado cuenta todavía, pero en la última década, la población de inmigrados en Tennessee ha sido una de las de más rápido crecimiento en el país.  Nashville todavía es la ciudad más conocida por su música country y las botas vaqueras, pero más del 13 por ciento de […]

Special Series: Nurturing Leaders Fuels Immigrant’s Work in Tenn.

Special Series: Nurturing Leaders Fuels Immigrant’s Work in Tenn.

  For Jazmin Ramirez and her family, who are all undocumented immigrants, the ever-present fear of deportation looms in the back of their minds. But Jazmin, who came to the United States at the age of 7 to join her parents and brother, contributes daily to her community in Tennessee through grassroots advocacy, especially in […]

For Super Tuesday, New Voting ID Requirements Were in Effect

For Super Tuesday, New Voting ID Requirements Were in Effect

Five states in the South and Southwest enforced stricter voting identification requirements on Super Tuesday, as citizens in a dozen states cast ballots for their presidential choices.  The states, which have stricter photo identification policies before a citizen can vote, were Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, the Brennan Center for Justice, which is monitoring […]

Groups: ‘Harmful’ Effects of Tenn. Coal Mines to Be Reviewed

Groups: ‘Harmful’ Effects of Tenn. Coal Mines to Be Reviewed

A coalition of environmental and community groups won an agreement this month to help protect two species of fish from mining pollution in the streams of Tennessee.  On Jan. 19, a federal judge approved a settlement that calls on the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with […]

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