@StevenAmith tweeted link to Vote Early, Vote Together: Events around Tennessee. 2018-09-18 20:52:33 -0500Vote Early, Vote Together: Events around Tennessee http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/vote_early?recruiter_id=52185
What is #VoteTogether ? According to the project's website: #VoteTogether is a national campaign to increase voter participation by making voting fun and celebratory. At thousands of nonpartisan events hosted at and near polling places across the country, #VoteTogether partners will bring together families, friends and neighbors in a celebration of civic engagement and the act of voting."
Who is behind #VoteTogether? "#VoteTogether is an initiative of Civic Nation. Civic Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing some of our nation’s most pressing challenges through organizing, engagement and public awareness. It does this by working in partnership with the Creative Alliance which is a collaborative of 83 creative companies that do pro bono work for Civic Nation to turn ideas into action."
The TEP Foundation is pleased to work with Civic Nation and Civic TN to produce 6 #VoteTogether events in Tennessee to increase voter turnout in our state's LGBTQ and ally community.
Here are the links to our events.
October 20 in Johnson City: Vote Together: LGBTQ Washington County.
October 20 in Murfreesboro: Vote Together: LGBTQ Rutherford County.
October 20 in Morristown: Vote Together: LGBTQ Hamblen County.
October 20 in Memphis: Vote Together: LGBTQ Memphis.
October 20 in Nashville: Vote Together: LGBTQ Nashville.
October 27 in Knoxville: Vote Together: LGBTQ.Knoxville.
Are other events planned? TEP is not planning additional #VoteTogether events. Other Civic Nation partners may be.
If you have questions about these events, contact us at [email protected] .
Where do I find information about early voting and election day times and locations? You can contact your County Election Commission by going to this link and then clicking on your county on the map.
Steve Amith posted about Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111 on Facebook 2017-05-02 11:46:34 -0500Sign the petition: Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111
Add your name and urge Governor Haslam to veto SB1085/HB1111, the Sneaky LGBT Erasure Bill. After you sign the petition, share it with your friends. We will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to the Governor's Office. Your voice can help determine whether he uses the VETO pen or the BECOMES LAW pen!5,723 signatures
Dear Governor Haslam,
We ask you to veto SB1085/HB1111. This bill, as the Attorney General has noted, is broadly written. Its vagueness could result in conflicts with existing laws about judicial interpretation. These conflicts are likely to cause discrimination against LGBTQ people, particularly with respect to marriage, adoption, and legal documents. This bill risks subjecting Tennessee to the same scrutiny that North Carolina has received. We cannot afford hundreds of millions of dollars in economic boycotts and sanctions. Please, veto this bill so we can avoid judicial chaos and costly discrimination. Thank you for considering our views.
Steve Amith posted about No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination! on Facebook 2016-05-18 10:43:03 -0500I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
On the evening of May 17, The Tennessean and The Commercial Appeal reported that legislators are considering a special legislative session to take up a new effort to pass a statewide anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law. Sign YOUR name to the statement below and we'll deliver your signatures to legislative leaders:1,073 signatures
Dear Speaker Ramsey and Speaker Harwell:
We oppose a special legislative session to consider an anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law. It is never justified to spend the state's time and money to advance discrimination. Thank you for considering our views.
Steve Amith posted about Tennessee Loves Target on Facebook 2016-05-03 22:57:37 -0500Join Ellyahnna in signing the petition: Tennessee Loves Target
Target's trans-inclusive policies are under attack in Tennessee. A Mt Juliet pastor's rant went viral and this week at a Hendersonville Target, protesters shouted religious wrath at employees and customers. But we know that Tennessee loves Target and it's time to show it!
As former TEP Board member Ellyahnna Hall (pictured) notes:
"I support Target for trying to provide a safe space for all people. I'm a trans woman and I've faced the dangers of not having access to restrooms that corespond to my gender identity. If opponents are really concerned with safety then let's focus on tougher rape laws and enforcing those, not creating a fake danger that doesn't exist."
Sign the petition statement and show Target some love. We'll deliver hard copies of the petition to select Target locations in Tennessee.
Tennessee loves Target. I support the company's transgender-inclusive policies and I will continue to shop at their stores.