Jerry Garcia Foundation Lets Loose Ripples for Music Education

Tuneful activism: Let there be songs to fill the air! Use your art to promote music education for kids around the world through a new joint effort by the Jerry Garcia and Playing for Change foundations.

Expunging Bigots, Greens Meetup, NPJC Meeting in Progressive Nashville

Let’s take a look at what’s up in Blue Nashville this Thursday and Friday. The weather has been dandy this week! Get out and enjoy it while doing activities to better our city, our state, and our nation. And do not forget: Early Voting continues in the quest to elect a new mayor and Metro Council, and satellite polling locations open their doors on Thursday. Get details here. If you haven’t voted yet, do it! (If you can’t do early voting, make sure you cast your ballot on Runoff Election Day, Sept. 10.) If you have, encourage your progressive friends to do their part.

OK, on to the events!

Action Alert: Talk to Your Lawmakers TODAY About Iran Deal and Peace


Now is the time to take action against war and for peace. The specific instrument MoveOn wants to defend is the proposed Iran arms deal, which could be nixed by our representatives in the US Congress. Is the deal flawed? Of course. But it would reduce dramatically the likelihood that Iran will build an atomic bomb anytime soon. That’s why we need pro-peace advocates to contact their legislators right away.

A Reminder: Vote Early, Nashville


Just returned from a whirlwind three-day road trip encompassing Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. The first thing on the agenda upon my return was to drop by the Howard School to cast my early vote in the Metro Runoff Election.

Ending Wars, New Wednesday Dinners at West End UMC in Progressive Nashville


We have a full slate of goings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Music City, everything from awareness raising for immigration issues to discussing sustainability. In addition, Early Voting for the runoff election for mayor and Metro Council continues. Dive in, get informed, and then, get busy, progressives.