in voter turnout.
Sadly, we also rank 45th in voter registration. In Davidson County, black and brown citizens, particularly those in North Nashville, live in precincts with the lowest voter turnout. This is not by accident.
We must flip this stat on its head.
The Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. We are a Nashville-based grassroots non-profit advocacy group that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives.
What We Do
Expand the electorate by engaging low propensity voters and disenfranchised communities to participate in the democratic process.
Educate communities of color about the political process, about relevant economic, social, and political issues, and how impending legislation will impact their lives.
Engage and Empower citizens to take action and make their voices heard. We resist, persist, join forces, call, write, petition, assemble, and most importantly, vote.
Monitor legislation and hold our state and local elected officials accountable.
Promote Civic Leadership by encouraging people of color to take leadership roles in shaping policy on the local, state and national level.
Create alliances with individuals and groups in order to present a united front against any economic barriers that seek to marginalize, disenfranchise, or discriminate against people of color and vulnerable populations.
Our work is rooted in a set of guiding principals:
SElf-determination & freedom
We believe that the pathway to Black liberation is to ensure that we give people the information, tools, and winning strategies to exercise self-agency, to be self-determining, and have freedom of choice to make decisions on the issues impacting our lives. Having the self-determination to fully participate in our democracy is the key to our liberation.
ALL MEANS ALL
We believe that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We must pursue and protect these rights.
COLLECTIVE BUYING POWER
We believe that there is power in numbers. We seek to use our buying power to fuel our voting power.
EDUCATION IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER
We believe that when you know better, you do better. We seek to educate individuals and communities on how to become better informed, engaged, and productive members of society.