FAQ

A Note About Safety 

We take public health seriously. The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing concern and masks are required to be worn by all volunteers and participants in this event. Free disposable masks will be available for participants but we encourage you to wear your own preferred mask. Hand sanitizer will be abundantly and freely available during the event. Social distancing, even though this is an outdoor event, is to be practiced. Additional safety measures like plexiglass barriers at stationary booths and using gloves to handle materials shared with the public will be in use. 

 

Is this a March?

Yes. And No. It’s more than a march, it’s a rally, a call for social justice, and a coordinated effort to vote early. 

 

Nashville. Get your sign ready!

A traditional - but socially distanced - march is planned, with a route that begins in Cumberland Park and takes us to the early voting site of the Howard Office Building. Marchers can vote and then rejoin the slow-moving march, which will converge with the BLACK LIVES MATTER mural unveiling, a historic moment you will want to witness.


The day’s events are scheduled for 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you’ve joined us before, you understand the value of arriving early to account for the crowds!  RSVP and save the date to receive the detailed schedule when it becomes available. We also need volunteers to help bring this day to life.

LaVergne

This is a non-traditional March. There will be a gathering at 8 am for Rutherford County residents in order to ‘march to the polls’ and cast their early votes together. After voting, participants can meet at our booth at the Old Timers Festival to walk alongside our float in the parade taking place at 10 am. You must complete this volunteer form to march in the parade with us.


Our festival booth will be home base throughout the day for a variety of actions planned in conjunction with Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood. RSVP to participate in this day of action whether in person or remotely! The day’s events are scheduled from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. A detailed schedule will be posted soon.

Remote Marchers

A digital march across our social media platforms will provide everyone with a way to participate remotely and connect to the Nationwide Day of Action. RSVP and Save the Date so you can have details delivered to your inbox! 

 

Why are we marching?

We are marching to demand a better world for all of us. We are marching to build solidarity and gain momentum during this critical political and social moment and to inspire each other to greater action. We are marching to expand the electorate, increase civic engagement, increase early voting, and connect individuals to organizations that can help transform Tennessee and win on our issues. Read our complete statement on Why We Are Marching and RSVP to attend. 

What’s the Schedule?

The complete schedule will be posted here soon! Please RSVP to receive email updates and SAVE THE DATE.

What is the march route?

Nashville: The march route will be posted here once finalized. 

LaVergne: LaVergne participants will ‘march to the polls’ by gathering at 8 am to participate in early voting. In addition, you can march with our float in the Old Timers Festival community parade which starts at 10 am. In order to walk with us in the parade or ride our float, you must fill out this volunteer form

Why is there an event in LaVergne, Rutherford county?

Rutherford County is a vitally important area for progressive expansion in the state. There are roughly 700,000 rising voices in the American electorate including single women, young people, and people of color who are not yet participants in voting culture. It is important to connect outside of Davidson county to reach more of these rising voices. 

 

In support of expanding our reach, this January we held our annual event in Murfreesboro, also in Rutherford County. We want to build our presence in unexpected places where our visibility can make even more of an impact. By reaching beyond Nashville city limits, our goal is to continue to shift the entire state’s culture towards more pro-women values.

How are you addressing accessibility?

An accessibility plan will be posted soon on our website. Please contact info@womensmarchtn.org if you have accessibility needs. 

Where do we park?

Nashville: Nissan Stadium., Lot R. Additional info on parking will be updated soon. 
LaVergne: Parking information will be available soon.

Is there an event map? Where do I start the day?

Yes, an event map for both Nashville and LaVergne will be available soon. RSVP to have all of the details sent to your email.

What do we do if it’s raining?

Nashville: Bring your umbrellas, raincoats, and galoshes. The event will go on rain or shine!

LaVergne: In the event of inclement weather, we will post updated instructions for the day’s events.

How can I carpool or rideshare?  

We recommend using  Waze or Rideshare to find a ride. You can also post a message on the Power Together Women’s March Facebook page to find a carpool. Please practice pandemic safety when traveling with others. 

Where do I register for this event?

Nashville: RSVP here so organizers can better plan attendance.

LaVergne:  RSVP and so organizers can better plan attendance. To march in the LaVergne parade with us, you must also complete this volunteer form.  

Is there a fee to participate? 

No, but because this is a free event, we welcome individual donations as well as event sponsors to cover our costs.  You can make a personal donation here.  If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor, please email us at info (@) womensmarchtn.org for more information.

Will there be food vendors?

Nashville: Food trucks will be available.

LaVergne: People who join us to ‘march to the polls’ and early vote will be provided coffee, juice, and pastries from 7:30 am - 8:15 am. Food is available for purchase at the community festival from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm.
 

What volunteer needs are there? Can I sign up to help in a specific capacity? 

We need dozens of volunteers in a variety of roles! Please bring your passion for justice and your talents and skills to the table. We are a leader-ful movement.  Fill out this form with your specific interests and volunteer with us!

Will there be a medic tent? 

Nashville:  A first aid station will be present at our home base, Nissan Stadium Lot R.

LaVergne:  A first aid kit will be available at our booth. Look for the Planned Parenthood and Women’s March banners!

Will there be a safety team?  

Many of our organizers are trained in de-escalation and we are committed to Kingian nonviolence. Have safety concerns? Contact us info@womensmarchtn.org 

Nashville: We partner with Neon Guard and other community safety teams to help create and maintain a safe environment. We do not use armed security. To meet the requirements of special events permits, we may use movement-friendly security firms. 

LaVergne: Security is being handled by the Old Timers Festival organizers. We will not have a separate safety team at this event.

What’s the point of this event?

The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through training, outreach programs, and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity, and respect.

How can I support Power Together Women’s March Tennessee? How will my contributions be used?

Your donation is used to cover costs for the event including permits, venue rental, security, sound equipment, porta-potties, signage, etc. 

Power Together Women's March is an all-volunteer grassroots group. 

Our fiscal sponsor is the Nashville Peace and Justice Center, a registered 501c3. 

How can my organization or group become an official sponsor of this event?

Email info@womensmarchtn.org

Media Inquiries?

Nashville: Email lisa.chader@thechangeagentcy.com 

LaVergne: Email matt@greenlightmediastrategies.com

Who is organizing this event?

This mobilization is co-created by Power Together TN volunteers,  a coalition of 501c3’s, grassroots groups and engaged individuals, and will include a convergence with the BLACK LIVES MATTER mural unveiling, a historic moment you will want to witness.

See our coalition

See the Women’s March Unity Principles which guides our shared work. 

See Black Lives Matter Nashville.

Whew, that was a lot of information but you didn’t answer my specific question.

Send additional questions to info@womensmarchtn.org 

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