Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus
Welcome to the Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus website. We are committed to educating women on participation in the political process and supporting economic equality opportunities for women. We are in an active phase to grow our network across the state with membership in all three grand divisions. We would love for you to join us and help build a caucus in your community. Let us hear from you. We look forward to working with women across our state to elect more women and advocate for issues that are important to women, children, and families.
We Rise: Women’s Day on the Hill
On March 1, 2023, the Middle Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus (MidTNWPC) — in partnership with Elect Black Women Pac (EBWPac), Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga, and the Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus — hosted We Rise: Women’s Day on the Hill 2023, a day-long event that educated, empowered, and engaged over 75 Tennessean women from 15 counties in social justice advocacy.
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March 18, 2024
Historic Contraception Freedom Act to be Introduced in 2024 Legislative Session
Senator Charlane Oliver and Representative Gloria Johnson are set to introduce groundbreaking legislation, the Contraception Freedom Act, in the upcoming 2024 legislative session. This historic initiative aims to safeguard and uphold the fundamental right of Tennesseans to access contraception, including condoms, the pill, and IUDs.
Dr. Amy Gordon Bono, a prominent physician, underscores the significance of the Contraception Freedom Act: “From a medical standpoint, Tennessee’s Contraceptive Freedom Act is more than just legislation. It’s a commitment to the health and well-being of Tennesseans. As a physician, I see every day how access to contraception can change lives for the better. Contraception is a basic right that allows individuals to take control of their own lives and make choices about their reproductive health. We must defend this right against any efforts to curtail access or impose unnecessary restrictions.”
The proposed legislation reflects a crucial step towards ensuring reproductive autonomy and promoting the overall health and empowerment of the community. We appreciate Senator Oliver and Representative Johnson for proposing this legislation and look forward to working with our legislators to ensure the protection of women’s reproductive freedom and rights in Tennessee.
Jennifer Watson, President
Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus (NWPCTN)
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5th Annual Statewide Women’s Policy Conference
Join NWPCTN for the Tennessee Statewide Women’s Policy Conference 2024, a groundbreaking event dedicated to empowering women and shaping the policies that directly impact their lives. This in-person conference will take place on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 4-8pm, and Friday, February 2, 2024 from 7:30am-3:30pm in Chattanooga.
of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment
On August 18, 2020, we marked the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Tennessee was the 36th and final state to ratify the amendment by one vote. The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, located in Nashville’s Centennial Park, stands to honor that hard-won battle. The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus provided the seed money for the monument in 2010. Encouraging women to vote, training women to run for office, electing women to office, and fighting for equality in all aspects of our lives are the goals of the caucus.