THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Tennessee
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Tennessee
- Democracy for East Tennessee
- League of Women Voters of Tennessee
- NAACP Tennesse
- Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement
- Think Tennessee
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN TENNESSEE
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR TENNESSEE
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN TENNESSEE
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN TENNESSEE
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN TENNESSEE
Twenty-four states, including Tennessee, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Tennessee DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
THE SENATE MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!
Protect our freedom to vote! Urge your Senators to pass the For the People Act (S.1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and add your name to demand that the Senate support our democracy — and pass the For the People Act.
TELL YOUR SENATOR THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!
Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.
In a victory for voting rights, Tennessee lawmakers today repealed onerous restrictions previously enacted in a 2019 law that sought to restrict and impose harsh penalties on community voter registration efforts. The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Tennessee, Campaign Legal Center, and Fair Elections Center, had challenged the measure in a federal lawsuit filed last year on behalf of organizations that conduct voter registration activities in Tennessee.