Read the platform below and add your name today to say that you support abortion access and FULL reproductive freedom and sexual health for all Tennesseans, as well as economic policies that ensure that we are able to make real decisions about our lives. Tell our elected officials that they need to share our values and show that all families are valued.
When Tennesseans succeed, communities and families thrive. But a lot of Tennesseans are struggling to make ends meet because our freedom to determine our futures is being restricted.
We are tired of the hypocrisy of those who claim to be champions of family values, but do little to lift up policies that actually support the average Tennessean. Data shows that reproductive rights and economic security are intrinsically linked, and Tennessee will be stronger when all of us have equal opportunity to succeed.
We believe that upholding family values means fully defending the rights of Tennesseans with common sense policies that expand access to abortion and birth control as well as policies that ensure all Tennesseans have the economic security to raise healthy, vibrant families. All of us deserve culturally competent health care, and the right to make reproductive decisions free of government interference.
We believe that championing family values means that all of us, particularly those we are traditionally underrepresented and who face the greatest barriers, have equal economic opportunities and receive fair treatment at home and in the workplace.
This platform represents the shared values of a strong coalition of stakeholders and individuals across the state. Joining us in support of this platform is an opportunity to move Tennessee towards increased justice and equality for all of its residents, particularly women, and especially women of color, our youth, LGBTQ individuals, undocumented residents, refugees and incarcerated people.
Together we stand….
FOR EQUALITY: Protect Workers No Matter What. Family values means all workplaces are free of discrimination and harassment, and that we are not penalized at work for taking care of our children and families, because nobody should be fired for their personal health choices, who they are, or who they love.
FOR FAIRNESS: Raise Wages and Provide Equal Pay for Equal Work. Family values means all people receive equal pay for equal work and a living wage, because no one should live in poverty, especially working individuals and families. It also means fair promotions that place more women and people of color in leadership positions, because equal representation matters.
FOR FREEDOM: Ensure Self-Determination and Privacy in Health Care. Family values means expanding access to reproductive health care, including HIV prevention and treatment services, birth control and abortion, and standing up against efforts to criminalize pregnant and parenting people, because all of us can make our own decisions about our health care.
FOR OPPORTUNITY: Invest in People for a More Equitable Future. Family values means paid family leave, earned sick time and affordable childcare, because economic security enables all people to fully participate in the economy, improve their lives, and take care of their families.
FOR SAFETY: Build Safe Communities Free from Violence and Punishment. Family values means ensuring our communities have the resources to prevent human trafficking, sexual and domestic assault, police and gun violence, and mass incarceration. It also means communities have support to provide holistic protections for the victims of these tragedies, because everyone – especially our most vulnerable residents – deserves respect, dignity, justice and safety.
FOR STRENGTH: Build Healthy Communities Free from Oppression. Family values means all people – especially young people and people of reproductive age – receive comprehensive sexuality education, medically-accurate health care information, and affordable health care, because taking care of ourselves ensures the health of future generations.
Sign the platform and show your support for reproductive freedom.