Souls to the Polls


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Faith Unchained

In collaboration with Dr. Shawn Joseph and his Unchained Movement, The Equity Alliance is building political power for our community to achieve equity and justice.

It’s called Faith Unchained. At its core, we’re organizing voter registration and mobilizing voters to turn out for every election. But those are just tactics. Our big picture goal is to increase the political power of Black Nashville.

Sign up to volunteer for The Equity Alliance Faith Unchained collaboration.

Decisions made about school funding, housing, transportation, policing and job creation are made by the people who show up to vote. That’s why we want every member of every African American church congregation to be a voter on Election Day.Black Nashvillians and all communities of color have been underrepresented at every level of government and that disparity is reflected in government policy.

Here’s what we’re doing to activate the political power within our church pews:Faith Unchained: Black Political Power Building with Dr. Shawn Joseph

The founder of the Unchained Movement, Dr. Shawn Joseph, will be delivering his message of empowerment during a faith-based tour hosted by coalition partners, including The Equity Alliance. He will use his time in the pulpit to present Unchained and what we can do to make education, economic empowerment and political empowerment a priority for our community.

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Souls on the Rolls: A voter registration effort by The Equity Alliance28515213_2018501895030556_5770833125908527840_o (1)The Equity Alliance, in partnership with the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship Nashville for the third year, will host voter registration drives at African American churches where Dr. Joseph is presenting. Faith leaders and congregations have always led social and political movements, particularly during the Civil Rights era. Our goal is to achieve 100 percent voter registration among eligible church members.


Click here to sign up as a volunteer or nominate your church to participate in Souls on the Rolls

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Souls to the Polls: A voter mobilization celebration by The Equity Alliance
Interested in helping host a voting party? Sign up here 

To help us organize these collaborative efforts, The Equity Alliance is works with Brittany City. City, a board member at Royal Family Worship Center, is a Nashville native and graduate of Hume Fogg who passionately believes in the power of the church to increase participation and representation for Black Tennesseans.Professionally she’s a health policy analyst at Vanderbilt University Medical Center working on two National Institute of Health projects. As our Faith Unchained organizer, City taps into her work with community nonprofits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and with local campaigns to register voters.

If you’re interested in helping out, send her an email at

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Since 2019, The Equity Alliance has published comprehensive, nonpartisan, and free voter guides in digital and print publication formats to assist voters in voting with confidence for upcoming elections.

The guides include unbiased candidate profiles, roles of each elected office, polling locations and hours, voter ID requirements and much more. These dynamic resources are available for download at

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