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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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    Join the AWAKE team in celebrating their 2019 "Kill Bill" legislative victory party.  Sometimes you have to focus your efforts on "killing bills" rather than passing them because they can do just as much harm to the women and children in Tennessee.  This event is free!  

    July 10, 2019 at 6:30pm
    InDo Nashville
    632 Fogg St
    Nashville, TN 37211
    United States
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    Mark your calendars for The Big Payback!

    It's almost that time of the year again when Tennesseans show how generous they are by supporting the work of hundreds of local nonprofits. For the third straight year, we are participating and would appreciate your donations on May 2. So throw those pennies in a jar and mark your calendars now to give to AWAKE for the The Big Payback! More information on The Big Payback: The Big Payback is a community-wide, 24-hour online giving challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. This charitable event will help area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our community. In the past five years, The Big Payback has helped raise more than $12.5 million for more than 1,000 local nonprofits – including schools and religious institutions. Participating organizations have received gifts from 24,716 NEW donors they may have not otherwise reached. On Thursday, May 2nd, let’s show everyone just how generous Middle Tennessee residents are when we support each other. 
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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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