Wednesday
Oct152014

TIRRC is Getting Out the Immigrant Vote!

TIRRC's electoral team is getting out the immigrant vote - and getting attention!

Channel 4 covered one of our many canvasses and profiled Diana Montero, a Dreamer and member of TIRRC, who was out door knocking and educating New American voters about the voting process. Diana and the other members of TIRRC's electoral team will knock on over 4,000 doors by November 4th.

 

WSMV Channel 4

Tuesday
Oct142014

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow!

Early voting begins tomorrow and TIRRC has knocked on over 500 doors in the past 2 weeks, encouraging New American voters to make it out to the polls.

From October 15th-20th, you can vote early at the Howard Office Building at 700 2nd Avenue South. From October 21st-30th, all early voting locations are available. Find one convenient for you here. Polling locations are closed on Sunday.

 

Friday
Aug222014

TIRRC Canvassers Got Out the Vote!!!

Due to the hard work of community members, TIRRC's GOTV program was able to encourage thousands of immigrants to get out and vote in the election on August 7th. Though there is still a lot of work to do before the November election, we've already accomplished so much - thank you to everyone who came out and canvassed, made phone calls, and used your time and energy to inspire civic engagement in the immigrant community!

Before the election on August 7th, community members were able to:

 - Knock on the doors of 1,204 immigrant voters

- Register 22 people to vote

- Reach 474 people by phonebank

- Answer over 100 questions on our TIRRC Election Hotline

Our canvassers did an amazing job and can't wait to Get Out the Vote for the November election! Interested in getting out the vote for the upcoming election on November 4th? Want to become one of TIRRC's Democracy Fellows? Contact Cesar Bautista at cesar@tnimmigrant.org to learn more!

Friday
Aug222014

TIRRC Candidate Questionnaires

TIRRC asked all candidates running for the State House of Representatives and Senate to complete a questionnaire focused on immigration issues like Tuition Equality, language access, and Secure Communities. Click on a candidate's name below to read their responses.

Bob Ramsey

Bobby Barnett

Eric McCoy

James Finney

John D Ragan

John Ray Clemmons

Judy Barnett

Matthew Huffer

Pamela O Weston

Friday
Jul252014

Get Ready for the August 7th Election! 

August 7th, 2014 is election day! Many important races and ballot measures will be decided by just a few votes, one of them could be yours! Below is some information about voting and engaging in the election that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or would like any additional resources, please call our election hotline at 615.414.1030

Don't Wait! Vote Early! You can beat the long lines on election day, and vote early! Early voting is happening statewide from July 18th-August 2nd. Click here to learn more. If you have questions, need more information, or need a ride to the polls please call TIRRC at 615-414-1030

Don’t forget your Photo ID! By law, voters are now required to present a state- or federally-issued photo ID in order to vote. College student IDs, issued from a state school, will not be accepted. For more information about the new Photo ID law, click here.  

Who are the candidates in my district? You can find a complete list of candidates for the August election here. Not sure what your district is? Check here. 

Help get out the immigrant vote! TIRRC is looking for volunteers to support our efforts to engage New American voters in the election this year. Through door-to-door canvasses, phone banking, poll-watching and events, volunteers will engage with Nashville’s diverse immigrant community in conversations about the importance of voting, how to vote, and issues of importance to the immigrant community. Call or email Cesar Bautista to learn more! Cesar@tnimmigrant.org; 615-833-0384

  • No experience necessary, all volunteers will receive training.
  • Volunteer shifts are in Nashville, weeknight evenings and Saturdays. 
  • Volunteer shifts are 4 hours each 

Register to vote! If you are eligible to vote, but have not registered yet. Register today! The deadline has passed to vote in the August 7th election, but if you register before October 6th you can vote in the November 4th election! Click here for more information on registering to vote.