ThinkTN in the News: Why don’t we vote? Let’s talk about it

The Commercial Appeal (Dec. 10, 2018) — After the Civil War and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, the formerly enslaved people wanted mainly two things: land, and access to the ballot. Having land and property was obvious, but the idea that they wanted access to the polls, the right …

ThinkTN in the News: Community Conversation highlights need for people to vote

Kingsport Times-News (Aug. 29, 2018) — We are by nature political beings, yet Tennessee ranks at the bottom in voting and voter registration, concerned citizens were told Tuesday at a Kingsport Chamber Community Conversation event to help jump-start democracy. “People need to vote. We are watching the crumbling of democracy,” Daryl …

Community-Led Conversation Series to Promote Civic Engagement

Nashville, Tenn. (August 28, 2018) — Humanities Tennessee and ThinkTennessee are launching a series of community conversations to address Tennessee’s consistently low voter registration and turnout. The goal of the conversations is to encourage voter turnout in advance of the 2018 midterm elections and discuss ideas to strengthen the state’s …