• 2017 Bill Signing

It’s time to wake up.

Of the more than 6 million people who call Tennessee home, 52 percent are female and 23 percent are children under the age of 18—but they’re often underrepresented or not represented at all in today’s political and policy decisions. Women and children in Tennessee need a voice.

AWAKE advocates for the advancement of women and kids by effecting local and state policy through education, outreach, and research.  Our strategic approach fosters unique partnerships with organizations, communities & elected officials to ensure that the interests of the women and children in Tennessee are heard.

We are doers. Since 2014, we have educated 100s of Middle Tennessee students on healthy relationships and aspects of personal finance. We have also passed six pieces of legislation that directly help women and kids in Tennessee become healthier and safer.

Want to join us? Sign up for a committee. Donate. Get trained to teach & work with our students. Learn how to lobby with us & make appointments with your state legislators. Attend our events to learn what we've been up to. If you want to be involved, we always have an opportunity for you. 

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    Spring AWAKEning was a HUGE success!

    What an extraordinary night! Our Spring AWAKEning last month was the largest and most successful fundraiser in our organization's history!
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    Bill Victory Party 2018

    Come party with us & our community partners as we celebrate successful legislation #7 and #8!

    This year's legislation was a clean up bill to last year's Domestic Violence Offender Notification bill & our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education bill. 

    So if you helped us lobby or just attended a Lobbying 101,were a community partner, are a member of AWAKE, or just want to celebrate this achievement and learn more about us, come out and enjoy some sweet treats to toast our sweet victory!

    July 15, 2018 at 5:30pm
    Parnassus Books
    $10.00 USD · 3 rsvps
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    March 2018 "We Won't Back Down"

    “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." -Anne Bradstreet Spring is here (even if it doesn’t feel like it in Nashville right now)! February was a short month filled with countless lobbying meetings, phone calls, and email blasts; we also trained seven new teacher volunteers, and we laid the groundwork for a really wonderful and plentiful March.
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    January 2018- We Needed all 31 Days This Month!

    Happy New Year, and happy (almost) 5th anniversary to us! This November we will celebrate our 5th year of making change while also (hopefully) celebrating the passage of new legislation and bringing our Healthy Relationships & Finances course to more students in Tennessee.  
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