2019 Legislative Priorities

The Equity Alliance Fund is excited to announce our 2019 legislative agenda. We are supporting two bills that would expand voting rights to formerly incarcerated Tennesseans and college students. With Tennessee consistently ranked last in voter participation, we know that voter suppression is real and is often embedded in the burdensome bureaucratic red tape.

Senate Bill 0589/House Bill 0547 is cosponsored by Sen. Steve Dickerson and Rep. Michael Curcio and would streamline the voter restoration process and remove financial obligations as a condition of getting one’s rights restored.

Senate Bill 0829/House Bill 1057 is cosponsored by Sen. Raumesh Akbari and Rep. John Ray Clemmons. This amendment would allow current students attending public institutions in Tennessee to use their student ID as valid photo identification to vote. This bill would provide greater access to the ballot to thousands of students who call Tennessee home.

Download Bill Summaries: HB1057/SB829 | HB547/SB589


 This Tuesday at noon, join us for a Facebook Live Legislative Update to learn about these bills and how you can support!

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Upcoming Committee Hearings
SB0829
Senate State & Local Government Committee
Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 AM 
Cordell Hull Building | Senate Hearing Room I

HB1057
House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee 
Wednesday, March 20 at 9:00 AM
Cordell Hull Building | House Hearing Room IV
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