About

Nashville people’s budget coalition:

The Nashville People’s Budget Coalition is building a Nashville that fosters safe and thriving communities through fully-funded and community-controlled education, affordable housing, transportation, health care, violence prevention and interruption, social services, parks, recreation centers, and libraries. To make this future real, we are educating the people of Nashville about the city budget process and organizing community members to create a people’s budget that invests in the wellbeing, health, and freedom of every community member. Our coalition encompasses organizations fighting for fair wages and safe, dignified workplaces, divestment from policing and jails in our communities and schools, investment in restorative practices, and access to affordable housing and transportation. We know that Nashville can be a city where every community member has access to the tools and resources they need to thrive if we are committed to investing public dollars into social goods and divesting from social control.

The Nashville People’s Budget Coalition is:

Black Lives Matter Nashville

Free Hearts

Gideon’s Army

Middle Tennessee Democratic Socialists of America

Music City Riders United (MCRU)

No Exceptions Prison Collective

Open Table Nashville

People’s Alliance for Transit, Housing, & Equity (PATHE)

Safer Schools Nashville

Southerners on New Ground Nashville (SONG Nashville)

Workers’ Dignity / Dignidad Obrera