Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bob Cooper co-authored an opinion piece for The Tennessean announcing the launch of ThinkTennessee, a non-partisan nonprofit think tank dedicated to developing and promoting ideas that move the state of Tennessee forward. Bob serves as board chair of the organization. According to the organization's mission, ThinkTennessee brings together leaders from throughout the state and various industry sectors — business, academics, law, medicine, government—and from both sides of the political aisle. Members are united by a conviction that facts matter and that moderate, pragmatic voices — the kind that have served Tennessee well for generations — should play a prominent role in shaping public policy.
In addition, to the opinion piece in The Tennessean, the launch of ThinkTennessee was reported in several media outlets, including:
- "ThinkTennessee Promotes Moderate, Pragmatic Solutions," The Tennessean (February 1, 2017)
- "Bob Cooper Launches Think Tank," Nashville Post (February 2, 2017)
- "Former Tennessee AG Launches Think Tank," Nashville Business Journal (February 3, 2017)
- "Former AG Cooper Stakes Out 'Moderate, Practical Middle' with New Think Tank," The Tennessean (February 3, 2017)
To read more about the organization and learn stats about where Tennessee ranks in the nation in various subjects, such as high school graduation rates or voter registration rates, visit the ThinkTennessee website.