Advocates from Memphis and CA gathered in Nashville at their first planning meeting. A lot of them are wearing "We're NOT Sacramento Roadkill" T-shirts which the advocates from California brought to their compatriots in Tennessee. The "roadkill" T-shirts refer to the Barden v Sacramento case, which California advocates successfully lobbied Sacramento City Coucil to settle. From left to right: Jack Ford (Memphis), Jeff Smith (Memphis), Walter Park (San Francisco), Randy Alexander (Memphis), Michael Heinrich (Memphis), Harry Calder (Memphis), Brande Zellers (Paradise, CA), Sarah Bates (Paradise, CA), Francis Utilla (Memphis), Chris Colsey (Memphis), Suzanne Colsey (Memphis), and HolLynn D'Lil (Sacramento).
In the Governor's reception room, Tennessee Deputy Governor Dave Cooley tries to convince Memphis advocate Chris Colsey that Tennessee supports the rights of people with disabilities. Interesting note. Behind Cooley is a restored mural of a Tennessee plantation house with Massa and slave depicted in the front.