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!Read More
Tonight, on the eve of the critical mid-term elections, Trump's Justice Department just asked the Supreme Court to hear their case to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is an extraordinary measure and shows just how far the Trump administration is willing to go to end DACA and deport immigrant youth.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
There are only 14 days left to get pro-immigrant voters to the polls - we need to hustle! Can you do your part to help get out the vote? We have two exciting events coming up in Nashville on October 25th, and we need you to cast your vote and help turn out pro-immigrant voters.Read More
There is so much at stake in this election. From family separations at the southern border, to the termination of DACA, to the gutting of the refugee resettlement program, this is a crisis for immigrant families and our democracy.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More