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
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. 

 

Thursday
Jul242014

Promote Civic Engagement

Download, print, and share these images to encourage immigrants to become citizens, register, and vote! 

 

Monday
Jul212014

Early Voting July 18th - August 2nd

Early voting has begun! 

Early voting takes place in all Tennessee counties from July 18 - August 2. When you vote early, you beat the long lines on voting day, can choose a day that fits your schedule, and can vote at numerous locations. 

Need to find out when and where early voting takes place in your county? Click here and find your county on the map.

Early voting in Davidson County

Early voting in Knox County

Early voting in Shelby County

Have questions about the election? Call TIRRC's Election hotline at 615.414.1030.

Also, the ballot is very long this year. Make sure to look at a sample ballot before you go to become familiar with the offices and candidates in the election. You can view and download a sample ballot, and take one with you to the polls.

Davidson County sample ballot

 If you have any questions about the ballot or anything regarding the election, call TIRRC's election hotline at 615.414.1030.


Monday
Jun232014