The Nashville-based nonprofit is requesting Black Tennesseans help with crafting a statewide agenda, called The BlackPrint. Already, the Equity Alliance has prioritized efforts like extending voter registration deadlines.
Protest and politics. That’s the philosophy of the Equity Alliance, one of the organizers of last weekend’s “I Will Breathe” Rally.
Several thousand people gathered in downtown Nashville on Saturday afternoon for what started as a peaceful demonstration, but that later shifted into violence and vandalism.
The 2020 census count is now in full swing, but with most Tennesseans being asked to shelter in place, no one will be knocking on doors and asking residents to fill out forms any time soon. The U.S. Census Bureau is making adjustments to get everyone in Tennessee counted, amid back-to-back crises in the state.
Listen / Tennessee volunteer organizations that register people to vote could soon face fines if they turn in too many incomplete forms. Monday’s vote in the House of Representatives puts Tennessee one step closer from being one of the first states to impose criminal penalties on registration drives.
Listen / A new measure in the Tennessee General Assembly would open people or organizations that submit incomplete voter registration forms to fines. State officials say the bill is a response to a growing number of incomplete voter applications. Opponents contend it’s meant as intimidation.