- Unchain ourselves from the fear of using our voices to bring about change that supports equity and excellence in our schools.
Unchain ourselves from economic deprivation by investing in businesses and organizations that work to strengthen our communities.
Unchain ourselves from political powerlessness by using the power of our vote to elect officials who will work to do right by our community.
NAACP Nashville Branch
Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
The Equity Alliance
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 501(c)3 nonpartisan, non-profit organization 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.
Souls to The Polls
The Equity Alliance, in partnership with Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship, will also continue Souls to the Polls, a voter turnout project aimed at having churches participate in a vote together style celebration at the polls. Research shows that residents are more likely to vote when voting with a group. With this in mind, The Equity Alliance sought to build momentum and create community by inviting churches and other community members to vote together. In 2018, over 45 churches participated in Souls to the Polls. Churches utilized their church buses and vans to provide transportation to residents in Clarksville, North Nashville, Murfreesboro, and South Nashville.
Unleashing the Power of Churches to Improve Voter Registration Issues
The U.S. Census Bureau showed that statistically, African Americans, Latin Americans, single women and young citizens were disproportionately not registered to vote. We believe churches can help address this important issue.
We are committed to making sure that our communities are accurately represented in elections. Representation and inclusion are fundamental principles of a democracy and of our faith. Your encouragement can make a difference. For many people who feel excluded from the political process, registering to vote can be an opportunity. It is the first step to feeling included.
Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship
The purpose and mission of IMF is to provide an Interdenominational Bridge which would bring about a UNIFIED COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CADRE, to promote Social Progress and SOCIAL CHANGE.
Why is it important for a church to get involved in voter registration? A friendly or familiar face can make a significant difference in someone’s decision-making. Our churches are rooted in their neighborhoods and communities. They are a place of trust, inclusion, new beginnings, and faith. Someone who feels excluded from the political process may be more receptive to take part in elections if he or she is welcomed by someone they know.
Souls on The Rolls
People who register to vote and turn out once are more likely to do it again in the future. Civic involvement is an investment that, if fostered, can bloom and grow. We want to see people unchain their faith and actively engage in the political process by registering to vote.