Metro Nashville and Davidson County

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry — let’s call her Music  City’s progressive hope — sends a periodic newsletter paid for by Friends of Megan Barry that talks local events and issues. We share it here in the hope that it helps you stay informed on Nashville matters and that it motivates you to get involved! This […]

The Nashville Peace & Justice Center regularly shares a listing of area peace-progressive events. We share it here, and the group encourages people to share the information widely. Please attend and support the events — do your part to help us all turn Tennessee purple! Among the happenings in Music City this week, the local Showing Up […]

“This plan must be big and bold, and it has to start now.” So said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, as she delivered her first State of the Metro address last Friday at Ascend Amphitheater before a huge crowd. Her speech addressed issues including snarled traffic, affordable housing, mass transit, new sidewalks, pay raises for city employees, […]

The Nashville Peace & Justice Center regularly shares a listing of area peace-progressive events. We share it here, and the group encourages people to share the information widely. Please attend and support the events — do your part to help us all turn Tennessee purple! Among the happenings in Music City this week, the local Showing Up […]

It’s almost Earth Day, y’all! This is the day each year we focus on the well-being of our home, our planet. The global environment-focused day of awareness and action, started by the United Nations in 1969, is marked officially this year on April 22. Nashville gets into the act on Saturday, April 23. If you care […]

The following are links to progressive-issue action alerts that found their way to The Armchair Activist’s inbox. We share them with you in the hope that you will get busy: Take action for a better world. And remember the words of Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent [we] pay for living on this planet.” Today, we have an […]

The Nashville Peace & Justice Center regularly shares a listing of area peace-progressive events. We share it here, and the group encourages people to share the information widely. Please attend and support the events — do your part to help us all turn Tennessee purple! Coming up this week, Thursday’s #FightFor15 events, a house party […]

With the April 5 Wisconsin primary looming, there is a lot going on in progressive news. Among the biggest peace-prog stories from the weekend: Bernie Sanders calls attention to another tragic outcome of US income inequality, hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters may be diseferanchised due to a voter suppression law (nope, it’s not just Tennessee […]

Turning Red Tennessee purple requires action!  The Nashville Peace and Justice Center regularly presents activist alerts and event notifications geared to Music City peace-progressives. Do your part and attend as many as possible, and spread the word. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only […]

In line with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ assertion that solving society’s problems will require input from We The People, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is asking for citizens to help improve Music City’s traffic nightmare.


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