Join the Convo — Why Aren’t Tennesseans Voting?

A conversation about security, disenfranchisement and democratic renewal

Please join the Tennessean and Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership for a discussion around why Tennessean’s are not voting. The following panelists will help us explore the issue and provide insight and solutions on how we can all help grow our number of engaged voters.

#GetCivic and Volunteer With Us!

Wanna make a difference like only you can? We’ve got some amazing #artivism events coming up and we need YOU to help make it happen. Sign up and #GetCivic today!

Join us Tuesday 8/21 for a special volunteer meeting in Nashville to #EngageConnectEmpower thru the midterms.  Email connect@briteheart.org for RSVP and details.

Urge Your MoC’s to Pass the DETER Act

The DETER Act would punish any nation that tries to influence a US election, adding extra sanctions against Russia if it once again tries to interfere.

Call: Your House rep and your two Senators (look up) Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and I’m calling to ask if you’ll vote to pass the non-partisan DETER Act.

Advocate for Transparency in Political Ads

Democracy thrives when all citizens can freely elect those who represent their values. If you value secure, convenient voting and fair elections: 

Call: Your 2 senators and 1 House rep (look up).

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and concerned about Russia’s influence on our upcoming midterm elections.

Stand with People of Color and Their Right to Vote

Democracy thrives when all citizens can freely elect those who represent their values. If you believe in secure, convenient voting and fair elections, take action and stand with people of color to protect the right to vote. 

Call: Or write your state’s election official (look up) and governor (especially IL).

The Big Payback

Here’s a chance to give in a big way, no matter the size of your donation! The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback is a 24-hour, online giving event created to increase philanthropy in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. The goal is simple – inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations.

I VOTED Election Day Parties Across Nashville

Tennessee if 50th in voter turnout and it’s time we do something about it!

Get your vote on and raise a glass with us to free and fair elections on May 1 at fabulous neighborhood restaurants and bars across Nashville. Find your polling location here. 

Show your “I Voted” sticker for awesome discounts and specials at every participating location.

Early Voting Now thru April 26!

Tennessee is 50th in voter turnout and 40th in registration and it’s time to make a comeback!

Are you ready to make your voice heard? Need some more info on who’s running and what we’re actually voting for? See the awesome Nashville Voter Guide that our friends at Equity Alliance have compiled.