Action Alert: Act NOW to Stop Serious Threat to Stones River in Murfreesboro!

Murfreesboro’s Middle Point Landfill (the largest municipal landfill in Tennessee) has for years operated with minimal oversight and regulation. This led the Rutherford County Chapter of SOCM to launch a long-term Stop the Stink campaign for meaningful state regulation of the facility (and solid waste alternatives to landfilling). Earlier this year,…

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SOCM at Bonnaroo 2016!

This year SOCM again hosted a tent at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Every year, this event draws tens of thousands from Tennessee and across the country, so it is always an excellent outreach opportunity. A crew of SOCM volunteers from Middle and East TN spoke…

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Maury County Chapter Summer Update

After a major win in Mt. Pleasant earlier this year, the Maury Chapter is moving ahead with some big plans. Our chapter first launched organizing work in the city after the municipal government mismanaged a water treatment project and tried to pass off the debt to residents. Folks came together…

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Jackson Chapter Summer Update

By Martha White Over the past few months, the Chapter has continued to work on increasing their membership. They have been making progress on their proposal to enhancing Jackson Fairground Park with walking trails, green space and other community friendly amenities around Park with walking trails, green space and other…

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E3 Committee Summer Update

The E3 Committee has been studying the Abandoned Mine Land Fund for the past few months, and it’s preparing to advocate for cleaning up mine sites and economic transition. In April, Chapter Chair Patrick Morales and members Bonnie Swinford and David Beaty attended an Appalachian regional summit on the AML…

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Knoxville Chapter Summer Update

SOCM’s Knoxville Chapter is preparing to transform tenants’ rights in the city! In March, we hosted June Zettelmeyer from the Cumberland Chapter to help us conduct a workshop on choosing an issue. We narrowed down our shared interests to working to improve tenants’ rights in the city and cutting energy…

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