Local government policies affect your life every day, but local elections have historically low voter turnout and are commonly decided by a very narrow margin of votes. Additionally, women are underrepresented in government. They account for only 20% of U.S. Congress, even though they are 51% of the U.S. population. On a local level, there has never been a female mayor in Chattanooga, there is only one female on the Hamilton County Commission, two on Chattanooga City Council, no female U.S. Senators from Tennessee and we’ve never had a female governor for Tennessee. It’s time for equality.
Check out these female candidates running for office in 2018. Go to their websites and sign up to volunteer on their campaign, make a financial contribution, and share their campaigns on social media. Then make sure you’re familiar with the other voter resources listed below and get out to vote in all three elections this year – May 1, August 2, and November 6.
Candidate for U.S. Congress TN-3
Candidate for U.S. Congress TN, District 4
Candidate for Hamilton County School Board, District 6
Candidate for Hamilton County Commission, District 4
Online voter registration in Tennessee.
Have you ever checked out the website for your local election commission? I know it sounds super boring, but trust me – there’s some highly useful information there. For example: Quick link to online voter registration and registration update Key dates for the 2018 elections Complete list of ALL your current elected officials (and when their term … Continue reading Hamilton County Election Commission
From their website: The Proud Voter Challenge is a non-partisan coalition of Tennessee individuals, community groups and organizations supporting citizens through voter registration and voter turnout initiatives so that they are represented and heard. We partner with organizations to pursue the nearly 750,000 unregistered minority, single women, and under 30 year olds who are missing … Continue reading Proud Voter