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Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment

SOCM is a member-run organization that encourages civic involvement and collective action so that the people of Tennessee have a greater voice in determining their future. We have been working for social, economic, and environmental justice in Tennessee for more than 40 years.

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Recent News

08 Jul 15
How To Start A Chapter

How to Start a Chapter

By Ann League Chapters are a primary element to SOCM’s work; they offer community members a place to meet, discuss concerns, and get involved in improving their communities. Chapters are…

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05 Jun 15
Planning A Statewide Publicity Campaign

Planning A Statewide Publicity Campaign

Information for this article was derived from a Community Media Organizing Project (CMOP) publication A Recipe for Southern Fried Media, written by CMOP consultant and SOCM member Charles "Boomer" Winfrey.  Planning a…

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03 Jun 15

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…

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03 Jun 15

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…

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03 Jun 15

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…

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