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The people of Tennessee share the belief that all humans have dignity, and we believe that our laws and public policy should reflect this shared value. TJC staff, volunteers, partners and community members work together to make things better in our state. This work takes all of us —  all of our care and work and love.  Sign up to hear more, volunteer, and be a part of this work.

HEALTHCARE

SAVE RURAL HOSPITALS. CLOSE THE COVERAGE GAP.

As the healthcare coverage gap grows due to increased job loss and rural hospitals struggle to keep up with the demand of the coronavirus, TNeans need Medicaid expansion.
CALL OR TWEET GOV. LEE

WE NEED ANTI-POVERTY SUPPORTS IN THE NEXT COVID RELIEF PLAN

Tell Sen. Alexander the next relief package MUST provide relief for families living in poverty
CONTACT YOUR REP

PROTECT PRE-EX

Tell Senator Alexander to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Save the ACA

EXPAND MEDICAID

Tell legislators we need real solutions to our urgent healthcare needs.
SIGN THE PETITION

OPPOSE THE BLOCK GRANT

Call on Governor Lee to withdraw Tennessee’s Medicaid block grant.
CALL GOV. BILL LEE

WE NEED A PLAN FOR THE UNINSURED

Any good recovery plan for Tennessee must include Medicaid expansion.
CALL GOV. LEE AND LT. GOV. MCNALLY

HUNGER

SUPPORT SNAP IN COVID RELIEF

Federal nutrition programs are essential to anti-hunger efforts that are desperately needed right now. Support SNAP in the next relief bill!
EMAIL YOUR CONGRESSMEN

INDEPENDENCE

WE NEED A FAIR AND TRANSPARENT DIDD/TENNCARE INTEGRATION PLAN

The voice and concerns of people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities matter and must be considered as the State moves forward with this integration plan.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

SUPPORT CAREGIVERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Take action and support caregivers by modifying the HCBS TennCare programs. Caregivers of vulnerable populations deserve our support as they continue their vital work.
EMAIL STATE LEADERS

FEATURED CAMPAIGNS

Expanding Medicaid

Fighting for the uninsured. Advocating for accessible health care.

Here are the Basics

Learn more about the fight for expansion in our state and why it is critical that our state takes action to support the uninsured now. Click here! Want to learn how to get your friends involved? Click here for talking points and social media graphics!

Save the ACA

The Supreme Court will hear the Texas v Azar case in November, lying the future of the ACA on the line.

Learn What's At Stake

20 million Americans received coverage when the ACA was implemented, and it contains many popular provisions like Medicaid expansion, protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and allowing young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26. Learn more.

Making the Court More Accessible

Going to court without a lawyer is never easy. But TJC believes that the General Sessions court can be improved so that people who are sued or evicted and do not have a lawyer can still get a fair hearing.

Share Your Story!

If you have had to defend yourself in General Sessions court against a lawsuit or eviction, we want to hear from you about your experience. Learn more about this project, and share your story with us here.

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