The Untold Story of Tuesday's Election in Tennessee

Just a few months ago we launched TIRRC Votes, a sister organization to the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), in order to create a powerful political voice for the immigrant rights movement in our state. We had an incredible first year together and have so much to celebrate. Many of you invested in this new movement, helping stand up a historic, six-figure, grassroots Get Out the Vote campaign. Thank you!

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Rebecca Hall
Our Closing Argument

Tonight, Trump was in Chattanooga for a rally to support Marsha Blackburn, doubling down on his hateful rhetoric before Tuesday’s election. From threats to end our constitutional right to birthright citizenship to vilifying asylum seekers and immigrants, Trump’s cruelty and desperation for political gain has no bounds.

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Rebecca Hall
Proud Tennesseans

In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, candidates have tried to use hate and fear to divide us, to vilify immigrants and asylum-seekers to scare people into voting for them. Here in Tennessee, we know that immigrants and refugees are part of the fabric of our communities. Thousands of families have sought and found safety and opportunity in our state and are thriving. They share our values of community, fairness, and inclusivity, and they are invested in the growth and success of Tennessee.

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Rebecca Hall
Free Beer and Tacos- Invite Your People!

Invite your friends and contacts. This is open to all- even folks who have voted before. There will be free beer and tacos. 

Are you eligible to vote but haven't voted yet? Then, it’s time to go the polls. If you've already voted, come join us to celebrate with free tacos and drinks and help us call and text voters to urge them to vote on election day.

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Rebecca Hall
Knock, Knock

The last two years since Trump was elected have been devastating. 

But with this election, we have the chance to course correct. We can elect a new U.S. Senator to help reign in Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. We can send a message to state legislators that voters want to pass in-state tuition for undocumented youth and reject extreme legislation like this year’s “mass deportation” bill (HB2315).

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Rebecca Hall
If I Could Vote, I'd Vote For...

Last year, Trump terminated the DACA program, throwing the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth like me into limbo. Even though the majority of Tennesseans and Americans support the Dream Act, Congress refused to take action. For me, the stakes in this election couldn’t be higher.

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Rebecca Hall
We Endorse Joda Thongnopnua

When we elect people to represent our communities in the state legislature we hope that they'll fight to improve their districts and strengthen our whole state. But too often lawmakers prioritize divisive legislation to score cheap political points instead of advancing policies that improve the lives of working families across Tennessee.

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Rebecca Hall
Our First Endorsement: Gabby Salinas for Senate

We launched TIRRC Votes this year because we're in the fight of our lives. By organizing a powerful coalition of pro-immigrant voters, we believe that we can defeat anti-immigrant candidates up and down the ballot and elect real champions for working families across Tennessee. 

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Rebecca Hall