Stand Up Nashville

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Template:TOCnestleft Stand Up Nashville is a coalition of community based organizations and labor unions that represent the working people of Nashville who have seen our city transformed by development, but have not shared in the benefits of that growth. We believe that development and growth are an opportunity to invest and strengthen our local communities.

Our Mission is to ensure that public investments in development are leveraged to create economic opportunities for all Nashvillians, pathways to quality, middle-class jobs, and affordable housing so that all communities may benefit from the growth of our city.[1]

Stand Up Nashville is close to Liberation Road.


Stand Up Nashville Co-Chairs Odessa Kelly & Anne Barnett.[2]

Stand Up Nashville leaders


Maura-Lee Albert, Rosa Ponce[4], Ethan Link[5], Melissa Smith and Samuel X. Gray[6], Garrett Stark[7], Sekou Franklin[8], Ashford Hughes, Sr.[9], LaChanda Moore, Anna Carella, Isaac Yao Addae, Brenda Gadd, Jackie Cornejo and Odessa Kelly, [10],


Stand Up Nashville activists Ethan Link, Anne Barnett and Maura-Lee Albert.

COVID-19 Town Hall


Austin Sauerbrei-Brown April 27 2020·

When it comes to addressing #COVID19, we need things like paid sick leave, emergency rent relief, mandatory PPE, and access to testing to move forward. But our local government’s hands are tied. We need to Gov. Lee to use his emergency powers to free up our local officials to support working families!

Join us TONIGHT at 7pm EST for a virtual Town Hall highlighting how we can empower our local leaders to address COVID-19 and support working families. We'll hear from local elected officials, workers and organizers on the front lines.

Speakers include:

Hosted by Stand Up Nashville, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, United Campus Workers Tennessee Justice Center, Workers Interfaith Network (Memphis, TN), A Better Balance, 2019 City Council Movement - Knoxville, NOAH - Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, Central Labor Council of Nashville & Middle TN, Wendland Cook Program in Religion and Justice, SEIU Local 205, Memphis for All, Chattanooga Area Central Labor Council, Central Labor Council of Memphis & West TN.



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