"When dozens or even hundreds of people gather for a common cause, those who create our laws have no choice but to pay attention." ~Lacey Buchanan, mother and disability advocate
"I believe Disability Days is important because it shows awareness for people with disabilities. Overall it was a very exciting day, and I would love to do it again in the future." ~Student from the TN School for the Blind
Disability Day on the Hill is our chance to gather as a community at the Capitol and take part in the legislative process. It is held at the beginning of the calendar year when the Tennessee General Assembly is meeting in session. The most important part is holding in-person constituent meetings with legislators.
The location is the Cordell Hull Building where the legislative offices are located. It is connected to the Capitol Building in downtown Nashville.
Time: 9am-2pm CT
Location: Cordell Hull Building at 425 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243
Meet with your state representatives to talk about the issues you care most about. Need some pointers? Check out our page on Advocacy 101.
Before and after legislative appointments, community members are encouraged to attend hearings that are in progress or gather in the lounge on Floor 1 of the Cordell Hull Building outside of Senate Committee Room II.
The Tennessee Disability Coalition often sets up an exhibit table on the first floor of the Cordell Hull Building outside of the grab & go vending area. If you need assistance, please go to this table and ask for assistance from a volunteer for Disability Day on the Hill.
Volunteers will be available at our exhibit table and in the lounge from 9am-2pm CT to assist you.
We typically provide lunch boxes free of charge for attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis from during Disability Day on the Hill in a conference room of the Cordell Hull Building. We publish details about the upcoming year in late Fall.
Finding parking can be stressful, especially in downtown Nashville. Follow this link to find where the closest public parking spaces are to the Cordell Hull Building: https://www.parkitdowntown.com/maps/popular/937/15 The MTA Bus Station (Music City Central), which is right across from Cordell Hull's 5th Avenue entrance, as well as on the Capital loop side, offers paid parking: http://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Music-City-Central-FAQs.asp
2020 Disability Day on the Hill Sponsored by: