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TFA Launches Advocacy E-Mail System

Statement from the Tennessee Firearms Association’s Legislative Action Committee; Feb. 17, 2011:

The Tennessee Firearms Association has rolled out a new advocacy package which will make it easier, more efficient and more effective for our members and our supporters to get directly involved in bringing their voices directly to the state’s elected officials on the bills, legislation and issues that are important to us as citizens,  voters, hunters, shooters and firearms owners of all interests.

This new product, developed and supported by Voter Voice, will allow TFA to develop campaigns and even suggested email messages that each individual can customize into his or her own message.  It is critical in fact that these suggested messages, including the “subjects” be adopted and modified by each person so that it is your message and not simply some canned message.

This system is not a substitute for the need for personal visits, phone calls, and other emails. It is a supplement to help make sure that the elected officials hear from the voters who put them in office and who have the ability to remove them from office when representation turns into personal agendas.

We have already prepared the first message.  Please following this link back to the main TFA website and start today to send your first communications to our elected officials to let them know what we want to see from the legislature in 2011 and beyond.

Please feel free to send this email to everyone you know who may have an interest in hunting, personal rights and firearms ownership.  Even if they are not presently TFA members, we want to inform them about what TFA can and will do to help them be involved on a personal level.

TFA Advocacy – First Message

TFA MEMBERSHIP

TFA is a grassroots organization. Membership in TFA helps support our collective efforts by covering the costs of the TFA website, its forum, these alerts, and other organizational necessities.  If you are receiving these emails and are not already a member of TFA, I urge you to consider joining TFA because your support is important.

If you would like to join or renew your membership, you can do so online at this link JOIN TFA

John Harris?Executive Director

www.tennesseefirearms.com

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First Lady Andrea Conte to Lead Walks for Child Advocacy Centers

Press Release from the Gov. Phil Bredesen administration, March 1, 2010:

13 Walks Scheduled for Months of March, April and May

NASHVILLE – Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte has announced the dates for 13 AndreaWalks events in the months of March, April and May. Conte, a longtime advocate for victims’ rights issues, launched the AndreaWalks initiative in 2004 to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month and provide support for Tennessee’s Child Advocacy Centers.

“Child Advocacy Centers provide comprehensive support programs for children who are the victims of sexual or severe physical abuse and their families,” Conte said. “These organizations work diligently every day on behalf of children, and these walks are something we can do to raise awareness and increase support for our Child Advocacy Centers across Tennessee.”

Conte made promoting and providing support for the Tennessee Child Advocacy Centers a priority when she became First Lady in 2003. One goal was to help establish a Child Advocacy Center in each of the 31 judicial districts across the state. In 2003, there were 25 Child Advocacy Centers in Tennessee. Today, there are 42 centers statewide.

Tennessee’s First Lady has worked to serve victims of crime and abuse for more than 17 years. In 1993, she founded You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about crime and justice issues. In 2008, Conte received national recognition for her outstanding service to crime victims when she received the National Crime Victim Service Award from U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

In the inaugural year of AndreaWalks, First Lady Conte walked more than 600 miles from Memphis to Bristol and raised approximately $1.4 million in cash and in-kind donations for these organizations.

This year there will be 13 AndreaWalks events held in March, April and May in Knox, Wilson, Putnam, Davidson, Cannon, Rutherford, Sullivan, Anderson, Scott, Sumner, Robertson, Lincoln and Fentress counties. Interested participants in these locations may contact their local Child Advocacy Center for more information or to register.

To learn more about the work of Child Advocacy Centers, visit www.tncac.org.

Knoxville – Knox County

Thursday, March 18

To benefit the ChildHelp USA Children’s Center of East Tennessee

9:00 A.M. EDT

For additional information, call (865) 637-1753

Lebanon – Wilson County

Friday, April 9

To benefit the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center

9:00 a.m. CDT

For additional information, call (615) 449-7975

Cookeville – Putnam County

Friday, April 9

To benefit the Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center

1:30 p.m. CDT

For additional information, call (931) 525-1080

Nashville – Davidson County

Saturday, April 10

To benefit the Nashville Children’s Alliance

9:00 a.m. CDT

For additional information, call (615) 327-9958

Woodbury – Cannon County

Friday, April 16

To benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Cannon County

9:00 a.m. CDT

For additional information, call (615) 867-9000

Murfreesboro – Rutherford County

Friday, April 16

To benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County

12:30 p.m. CDT

For additional information, call (615) 867-9000

Blountville – Sullivan County

Saturday, April 17

To benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Sullivan County

9:00 a.m. EDT

For additional information, call (423) 279-1222

Clinton – Anderson County

Thursday, April 22

To benefit the Clinch Valley Children’s Center

12:00 p.m. EDT

For additional information, call (865) 463-2740

Oneida – Scott County

Friday, April 23

To benefit the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands

9:00 a.m. EDT

For additional information, call (423) 569-8900

Gallatin – Sumner County

Tuesday, April 27

To benefit Ashley’s Place

10:00 a.m. CDT

For additional information, call (615) 451-2169

Springfield – Robertson County

Tuesday, April 27

To benefit the Robertson County Child Advocacy Center

1:30 p.m. CDT

For additional information, call (615) 384-5885

Fayetteville – Lincoln County

Thursday, April 29

To benefit Junior’s House

10:00 a.m. CDT

For additional information, call (931) 438-3233

Jamestown – Fentress County

Saturday, May 1

To benefit the Fentress County Children’s Center

9:00 a.m. CDT

For additional information, call (931) 879-7290