Four buses – Two from Memphis and one each from Chattanooga and Huntsville, Tenn.  – arrived at the Tennessee Legislature in Nashville on Wednesday, March 12, loaded with members of Tennessee For All. 

Founded by Pastor Keith Caldwell, serves as coordinator for the Blue Oval Good Neighbors group which was formed after several town hall meetings were hosted in the area.

Rev. Caldwell, pastor of Centenary Baptist Church in Memphis, stated that corporations pay less than 10 percent in taxes while “ordinary people” pay 18 to 22 percent. That means, “Working class people are paying more than corporations.”

Bennett Foster, co-founder and president of TN4All, said “Elected leaders were asked to work together to ensure that corporate development within the State benefits three key areas, including education, transportation and infrastructure.”  

The organization also held town hall meetings in Brownsville and Mason where land owned by Black farmers had been taken away by eminent domain for corporation development. 

TN4All is also lobbying state legislators to end the grocery tax. The bill is sponsored by Democrats and moving through the legislative process, said Bennett, “but we have had some road blocks.”  

To learn more, visit – or their Tennessee For All page on Facebook.