Tenneseans have the privilege and responsibility to vote. We must make sure we elect politicians who will make the best decisions for the people in our state. Yet Tennessee ranks 49th in voter turnout in the United States. In 2016, barely half of all registered voters in the state actually turned out on Election Day.
We must do better! Our vote not only affects our lives, but the lives of many of people living in Tennessee who can’t vote – namely children.
There are more than 1 million children under the age of 18 in Tennessee, and it is our job to be their political voice. I am passionate about children and early childhood education; therefore, I want to make sure that our leaders are going to make Tennessee’s kids a top priority.
This year, critical legislation and programs like the Voluntary Pre-K initiative and Home Visiting programs are on the agenda for our future leaders. The outcomes will directly affect the resources and education available to families and children in Tennessee. You can make sure that these imperative programs remain active by going out and voting for the candidates who will support them.
Voters in Tennessee will elect 1 governor, 1 U.S. senator, 3 U.S. representatives, and 27 state representatives in November. Your vote matters. Don’t miss your chance to help elect champions for Tennessee’s kids!