Maryville Huddle

We are a large group coordinating and working with other area huddles, Blount County United, SURG-BC,SCNW, Love Trumps Hate-Knoxville, WMC-Power Through TN, and other groups. We also have subdivisions/small huddle groups that focus on a number of important issues.

The whole group supports the suggested actions of the smaller groups.


Nov 23rd, Mon: Last Day for ballots to be received and still be counted in any state.

Nov 25th, Wed 7PM: Meaningful Conversations. Join Zoom Meeting . Meeting ID: 849 9346 5094, Passcode: 327488. Call in: 646-558-8656, 301-715-8592. For more information contact Robert McClelland .

Nov 30th, Mon 5-7PM: Observe the Leadership & Organizations: Gender, Power, and Authority Class. Hosted by the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy. Zoom online event. Register here:

Dec 1st, Tues 11:30AM-1PM: BCEAC meeting. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 827 2038 9885, Passcode: 331230. One tap mobile 301-715-8592, 312-626-6799/ Dues are $20 per year. RSVP to

Dec 1st, Tues 7-9PM: Youth Conversation About Race. Hosted by BC United on Zoom. This facilitated conversation about race relations, prejudice, and stereotypes is designed to break down barriers, help youth see others in new ways, and establish connections with youth who might look, act, and think differently. For more information, contact Inger Scudder or Robert McClelland . A Zoom invitation will be sent to interested participants.

Dec 3rd Thurs 8-9PM: Virtual Gala to End Hunger. Sponsored by Bread for the World. The event will honor U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey from New York for her leadership in ending hunger. Special guest speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham. Other speakers include Rev. Eugene Cho, president and CEO of Bread for the World; Anwar Khan, president of Islamic Relief USA; and Eric Mitchell, president of the Alliance to End Hunger. Complimentary registration is here. To donate while registering visit this site.

Dec 5th & Dec 6th, Sat & Sun 1-5PM: CCL’s Plan for Climate Action in 2021. This online meeting has a great line up of speakers. For more details, see this website and register here for free.

Dec 8th, Tues: Deadline for last states to certify election results. Under the Electoral Count Act, this is the date by which states are meant to have counted votes, settled disputes, and determined the winner of their electoral college votes. Governors are supposed to create certificates of ascertainment listing the winner of the election and the slate of electors.

Dec 8th 6:30-8:30 PM: Families & Politics: How to Talk with Loved Ones on the Other Side. This is a Braver Angels Workshop. To prepare for the workshop, consider taking the eLearning Course.

Dec 14th, Mon: Electoral Votes are Cast. Here is a summary of the state laws governing electors.

Dec 23rd, Wed. Electoral Votes must arrive in Washington DC.

Jan 3, 2021, Sun: New Congress is sworn in at noon.

Jan 6th, Wed: Electoral Votes are counted. Read about the process here.

Jan 20th, Wed: Inauguration Day. The 46th President takes oath of office at noon.

Future Huddle Meeting Dates: We will continue to meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of the month. No meetings in November & December. 2021 Meeting Dates: Jan 28th (Strategic Planning – Where do we go from here?), February 25th (tentative: General Assembly legislators), March 25th (Racism), April 29th, May 27th, etc.