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Strengthening the Voice of Tennessee Voters through Local Engagement

Too few Tennesseans are participating in civic life, particularly at the local level, raising concern among citizens and community leaders alike.

To combat this trend and share best practices for increasing awareness and participation, ThinkTennessee joins city and county mayors across the state in Tennessee Mayors Growing Civic Engagement

This first-in-the-nation project supports local leaders to develop civic-engagement goals and empower them with strategies, local and national networks and other resources to address Tennessee’s voter participation challenges.

How Local Leaders Can Leverage Their Office to Engage Voters

Read the TMGCE report to learn why mayors are well-placed to lead civic engagement efforts and see specific examples from the participating Tennessee mayors on how they are working to deepen engagement in their communities.

Participating mayors:
  • Set a Goal

  • Build a Plan

  • Take Action

Participating Communities
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Additional Information

Civic Engagement in Tennessee Report: Summary report from six Community Conversations.

Mayor's Op-ed: Penned by Mayors Jake Bynum, Chaz Molder and Ken Moore.

TMGCE Press Release: Announcing the project launch.

Mayor’s Youth Councils Issue Brief.

ALL IN Campus Challenge Issue Brief.

National Voter Registration Day Issue Brief.