Get OUT the Vote 2015

Many Tennessee cities will have elections in 2015.  Tennessee's three largest--Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville--are among them.  Will you pledge to remind your friends to vote in these important elections in 2015?  We're starting early because we want to get OUT the equality vote.  Your organization--even if it is a 501c3 or congregation--can also help.  501c3 organizations and congregations are allowed to tell their members when an election is and what is on the ballot.  Those activities in NO WAY endanger their tax exempt status with the IRS.  So we are asking you or your organization to pledge to get word out about these elections as they approach.  Those individuals and organizations signing up will get information about getting OUT the vote as the elections approach. 

Note:  The word "endorse" on this page means you are endorsing the plan to get word out about elections.  The plan does not involve endorsing candidates. 

We will add more city election information as it becomes available, but so far we know these dates:

City of Jackson

Early Voting--April 15-30

Election Day--May 5

City of Knoxville

Early Voting Begins--September 9

Primary Election Day--September 29

Regular Election Early Voting Begins--October 14

Regular Election Day--November 3

City of Memphis

Early Voting Begins--September 18

Election Day--October 8

Runoff Early Voting Begins--October 14

Runoff Election Day--November 3

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Election Day--August 6

Learn more about why the diversity vote is so important in these upcoming elections by taking a look at this video from "12th & Broad" featuring comments from TEP.

Goal: 6 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Lee Weinreb
    endorsed 2015-06-29 20:17:07 -0500
    Chris, thank you for your patience and dignity today on OpenLine. My heart went out to you when I heard some of the comments, but no one could have responded with more grace. With all that is going on around the world, I’m saddened that religion is still used so meanly right here at home. It seems there are very few gentlemen these days, but you are definitely one.

    Warm regards,

  • Marisa Richmond
    Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition endorsed 2014-12-17 21:12:04 -0600
  • Will Batts
    Memphis Gay and lesbian Community Center endorsed 2014-12-10 13:08:47 -0600
  • Robbie Maris
    OutCentral endorsed 2014-12-08 22:56:59 -0600
  • Roger Schecter
    endorsed via 2014-12-07 20:53:37 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-07 20:47:37 -0600
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Chris Sanders
    Tennessee Equality Project endorsed 2014-12-07 20:46:34 -0600