Adam Jackson and TJ Chang share their experiences as innovators and make the case for the freedom to innovate in Tennessee. READ MORE
It is very important for Tennessee to remain a Right to Work State. Cheri Gensel from Pennsylvania—a non-right-to-work state—speaks to why worker freedom is so important from her personal experience. READ MORE
In 2018, Mark Janus took on AFSCME, a powerful workers union, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, and he prevailed, protecting workers’ rights to free speech nationwide. Today, he joins Taylor to talk about why it’s important to protect worker freedom, specifically through Right to Work laws. READ MORE
Being a mother of 6 school-age children isn’t easy, especially when you are managing a full-time job and virtual schooling during a pandemic. Star Brumfield knows that feeling well, which is why she is a passionate advocate for school choice and education savings accounts in Tennessee. READ MORE
Evette Moore was released from her job at a private school at the beginning of the pandemic. When that happened, she could no longer provide for her third grader to continue going to school there. A fully functional education savings account program in Tennessee would change the lives of so many people, like Evette and... READ MORE
Elected—and unelected—officials need more accountability, especially during a pandemic. Lauren Orser explains the emotional toll that virtual learning has had on her children. READ MORE
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