The TEAm is proud to welcome, LaJuana "LJ" Abraham as our West TN Regional Organizing Director. 

Born in Germany and reared in the 901, LJ Abraham has found her place as a social justice activist. What began as impassioned social media posts in 2012 led her to participate in community conversations, protests, and eventually lead full scale organizing efforts. Since being in the movement space, she’s evolved her once-shy voice into a fierce siren for Black communities and issues. 

Inspired by the free refrigerator movement in Portland, Oregon, LJ launched 901 Community Fridges, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and provider of free refrigerated food and beverage items intentionally placed within three Memphis communities to combat food insecurity. 901 Community Fridges recently received national attention in a TIME article highlighting the free refrigerator movement across the U.S.

LJ has a people-centered personality and brings career experience from hospitality, retail, and administrative industries. She is eager to connect, champion, and bring valuable change for West TN as a regional organizing director. 

When it's time to relax, she enjoys spending time with family - especially her nieces and nephews, and pets.
A refrigerator and dry pantry in the Binghampton community provided by 901 Community Fridges. 
Have you created an early voting plan? 

There's early voting, absentee voting, and Election Day voting. No matter how, when, or where you do it - 🗣 do it with confidence! 

Every election is important and your life and livelihood matter too much for you to play around at the polls. 

Download a Memphis, Nashville, or Chattanooga voter guide for one-stop access to: 
  • 2022 Election calendar
  • Election Day times and locations
  • Voter registration and ID requirements and deadlines
  • Candidate profiles and elected office definitions
  • New absentee ballot law
  • Voting as a college student
  • Voter suppression 
  • And more
The next Election Day is Thursday, August 4, 2022, but before then:
  • July 15-July 30, 2022 - Early Voting
  • July 28, 2022 - Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
  • Unsure of your voter status? Check here
Don't let your small business miss out on valuable financial support. 

We've partnered with the Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Pathway Lending to spread the word and help Black business owners access the Nashville Small Business Recovery Fund. 

Register to attend the informational session Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 6-8pm CT at Minerva Avenue to learn about the NSBRF and see what's needed to qualify and apply for the grant and/or loan.

Applications close this month, let's get to it. 
Make your way to DreamFest Weekend11.

DreamFest is coming through strong with music and entertainment, fun for all ages, voter engagement, community resources and empowerment, yoga, and more!

📍 Overton Park Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN. 
Honoring a legendary man and continuing the legacy. 

The second annual Rep. John Lewis Way March is happening this Saturday, July 23 at 8am-12pm in downtown Nashville

The march will start from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way North and end at the Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave. North.

A program will be held at the Ryman including music, speakers and notable appearances, recognition activities, and motivation for more good trouble.
Don't party at the polls by yourself when you can do it together. 

Our sister organization, The Equity Alliance Fund and community partner TIRRC Votes are turning up at the polls this Saturday, July 23 for the Vote Together Party at the Southeast Library in Antioch from 11am-2pm. 

They'll have food, music, giveaways -- and of course it's at an early voting location.
The Equity Alliance is hiring full time staff members to join us in building Black civic, economic, and political power.

Learn about each position and apply on our job page
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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