Group of Advocates

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people...

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The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people...

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The central purpose of the Coalition is to advocate for public policies that promote equal opportunity, economic self-sufficiency, and independent...

Disability Day on the Hill Announcement

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Issues & Tips for Disability Day on the Hill

Issues & Tips for Disability Day on the Hill 2017
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Debuting February 1st, 2017, the Tennessee Disability Coalition presents a video overview: "Issues & Tips for Disability Day on the Hill." 

Developed to help you prepare for Disability Day on the Hill, our video will review disability-related legislation to watch for, issues the legislature will likely face and tips on making the most of your legislative meetings. This video will be available online, for your viewing pleasure and at your leisure, beginning February 1st, 2017. Policy materials will also be posted on our website at this time.

Disability Day on the Hill 2017

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Join the Disability Community at Legislative Plaza

for Disability Day on the Hill 2017

Wednesday, February 8th

9am-2pm CST

301 6th Ave North, 
Nashville, TN 37243
We encourage you to call and  set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov

No RSVP necessary to participate

2017 Legislative Reception

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Join members of the Disability Community for conversation with our State Legislators, drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

The reception will be held: 

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
6pm-8pm CST
at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown
623 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219

Vouchers will be provided at the event so that you may self-park at the Sheraton for free.

RSVP Required
RSVP online at: https://www.tfaforms.com/457053
Or call us at: 615-383-9442

Impact of Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget Hearings

Governer Haslam at State Budget Hearing
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Many aspects of state government impact the lives of Tennesseans with disabilities. Funding for needed services is determined by the amount allocated in the state budget each year. This month, Governor Haslam heard budget proposals from each department in his administration before he will develop a final plan for Fiscal Year 2017-18 to present before the General Assembly at the start of the new year.

Your Vote is Your Voice!

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Vote if you care about your community, vote to make your voice heard, vote to set an example for others, vote because it's your right. Information about how to register is online at:  http://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/register-vote

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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Office Address
Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville: (615) 383-9442Toll-free: (888) 643-7811Email: coalition@tndisability.org