We’re #4! We’re #4!

December 30, 2012 by  
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According to subscribers and staff of the Associated Press Tennessee, the 4th top story of 2012 was the state’s implementation of election changes, including requiring government-issued photo identification to vote. In 2012, Tennessee Citizen Action was on top of #4, shining a much-needed spotlight on the far-right’s assault on voting rights in Tennessee. But that’s […]

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Tennessee State University Employee Turned Away From Polls for Trying to Use an Acceptable Photo ID

October 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Recent Blog Posts

A headline in the morning’s Tennessean [“Early voting in Middle TN sees long lines…“] screamed,  “MOVE ALONG…NOTHING TO SEE HERE….” Problem is, buried deep in the story is what should have been the headline on the front page above the fold. The meaningful news, that a Tennessee State employee tried to use her state-issued employee photo […]

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TN Citizen Action Releases Statement on the Failure of Legislators to Protect Voting Rights

April 10, 2012 by  
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Nashville, Tenn. (April 10, 2012) — Tennessee Citizen Action released the following statement on the failure of legislators to repeal the photo ID to vote law: “We’re extremely disappointed that instead of protecting the fundamental right to vote guaranteed us – not once, but twice – by the Tennessee Constitution, Republicans are taking it away,” […]

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Problems at the Polls in TN? Call Toll-Free Hotline

To ensure the fundamental right to vote is preserved for all Tennesseans, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) has established a toll-free Election Day hotline to help voters who encounter problems at the polls on Tuesday, March 6. WHAT: Toll-free Election Day hotline – 877-651-1999 WHEN: The hotline will be open from 7 a.m. […]

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Student Amanda Wolf Waiting Over Six Months to Get Photo ID to Vote

February 20, 2012 by  
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Sure, Amanda Wolf is from South Carolina, but if you’re going to try and  tell us that there are no students in Tennessee who are in the same situation as Amanda Wolf, then you are absolutely in denial. From a PBS report: LUCKY SEVERSON, correspondent: This is a scene more than a few Americans are […]

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Why New Photo ID to Vote Laws Mean Some Won’t Vote

NPR ran a story about the new voter suppression laws in the U.S. and gives real world example of those who will be affected. And, yes, it is those who very often only have their vote as their voice in our democratic process. Read and/or listen to the coverage at NPR.org and then go sign the petition to […]

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