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 Tennessee
- Democracy for East Tennessee
- League of Women Voters of Tennessee
- Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement
- Think Tennessee
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN TENNESSEE
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.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
In a victory for voting rights, Tennessee lawmakers today repealed onerous restrictions previously enacted in a 2019 law that sought to restrict and impose harsh penalties on community voter registration efforts.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.