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BWEW: SUMMIT & BRUNCH 
Honey child, remind your crew that BWEW early bird tickets are on sale now! 

The Equity Alliance's third annual Black Women's Empowerment Weekend will include the Summit on Saturday, July 9 and the Brunch on Sunday, July 10.

Count on a beautifully melanated time with an abundance of laughter, inspiration, knowledge, vendors, entertainment, and a delicious brunch and celebration!

Tell your workout crew, hair stylist, nail tech, esthetician and 'nem to head to www.theequityalliance.org/women for:
  • Individual Tickets
    • VIP Package - $300
    • Early Bird Weekend Pass - $135
    • Early Bird Brunch Ticket - $85
    • Early Bird Summit Ticket - $60
    • Pay It Forward Ticket - $100
  • Summit Vendor powered by the Nashville Black Market
    • Vendors booth with a table and two chairs
    • Printed business nameplate
    • Listing in the printed program
    • Social media promotion
       
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
BECOME A SUMMIT VENDOR
PURCHASE YOUR EARLY BIRD BWEW 2022 TICKETS
HAPPENING TONIGHT
From voter registrations to event support, to phone and text banks, there are plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference throughout Tennessee as a member of our volunteer TEAm. 

Ready? Set. Sign up to attend tonight's virtual volunteer orientation on at 7-8pm CT. 
REGISTER FOR THE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
CHANGE OF PLANS
This week's Cocktails with the Candidates has been canceled. Stay tuned for the release of our Tennessee Voter Guides to help you vote with confidence.
Tonight's Public Hearing at the Metro Council to approve the rezoning for RiverChase Apartments has been deferred to May 5. So, the Rally for RiverChase will happen at a later date.
 
This deferment is good because it provides more time for Stand Up Nashville to negotiate an even stronger Community Benefits Agreement, so that it does the maximum amount of good for the residents, the neighborhood, and all of Nashville.

A strong CBA will provide: 
  • Affordable housing that remains with the property, even if it's sold.
     
  • Well-paying construction jobs with benefits that provide pathways to economic stability.
     
  • Protections for the current RiverChase  residents who are being displaced by this development, including relocation assistance and the right to return home once construction is complete.
     
  • Accountability and transparency for all parts of the agreement.
Remember, the goal is to secure a strong CBA at RiverChase and equitable development for all of Nashville.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Kendra Lee, The Equity Alliance Policy Manager

The Cordell Hull Clowns are still clowning. 

In a not-so-strange and very expected series of events, Tennessee General Assembly members are dropping like flies as the list continues to grow regarding state legislators who will not be seeking reelection for the upcoming November 2022 cycle. 

While there has been much speculation as to many of the legislators being connected to the very scandalous and very illegal Gov. Bill Lee school voucher votes from 2019, there is at least one legislator who committed his own crimes. Disgraced State Senator Brian Kelsey of Germantown announced earlier this year that there were some exciting life changes he needed to focus on and therefore he would not be seeking reelection to the Tennessee State Senate. And what’s more exciting than an indictment from the United States Department of Justice?!


Other state legislators not seeking reelection this year include State Senator Mike Bell, State Representative Brandon Olges, and State Representative Robin Smith who pled guilty to a crime three weeks ago.

In addition to state legislators who are not seeking reelection, the Cordell Hull Clown Show took its show on the road to the federal courthouse as at least five lawmakers were issued subpoenas and were required to appear before a federal grand jury in connection with Former House Speaker Glen “You Goin' to Jail” Casada’s scammer lifestyle.

A wise woman once said, “See when you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite.”

While our Tennessee General Assembly continues to be trifled with majority leaders who insist on misusing legislative power directly against the interest of the People of Tennessee, it is refreshing to see accountability at work. 

Let's continue the accountability on our part as well:

  • Sign up to volunteer with The Equity Alliance 
  • Register to attend tonight's virtual volunteer orientation
INVEST IN THE EQUITY ALLIANCE
The Equity Alliance unapologetically builds independent Black political and economic power. We educate, empower, and mobilize people to take action and keep our government in check.

Based in Nashville, TN, we are a statewide 501(c)(3) nonpartisan and non-profit organization and unrelenting force that advocates for equitable opportunities and systems that improve the quality of life for Black people. Authenticity and innovation fuel our approach to equip citizens with tools and strategies to fully participate in civic processes and champion solutions to issues that affect their daily lives.

 
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