Leadership Tennessee Kicks Off "Vote Tennessee" Push

Voter Registration Encouraged Through Businesses, Nonprofits, Higher Ed

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Leadership Tennessee Tuesday formally kicks off its “Vote Tennessee” program, a statewide effort to increase voter registration and education.   

Vote Tennessee will work with businesses, nonprofits, higher education institutions, and other organizations to encourage the more than 838,000 eligible but unregistered Tennesseans to register and vote. Tennessee currently ranks 40th in the country in voter registration and 44th in voter turnout.

Organizations and groups interested in helping register more Tennesseans and promote a culture of voting may follow this link to join: https://www.votetennessee.org.

“We need to be more civically engaged if we’re going to be the democracy we want to be, and today is an exciting day as we look forward to working with our many partners across the state to make sure Tennesseans are registered, well-informed and exercising their right to vote,” co-chair of the Vote Tennessee Advisory Council and state Rep. Mark White (R-Memphis) said.

“Vote Tennessee” began as Project Register, a nonpartisan initiative launched in 2017 by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) and state Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) to boost voter registration in Middle Tennessee.

“Leadership Tennessee is committed to collaborative, nonpartisan dialogue, making it the perfect organization to take this project across the state,” co-chair of the Vote Tennessee Advisory Council and Rep. Cooper’s chief of staff Lisa Quigley said. “With more than 250 alumni in its ranks, Leadership Tennessee can tap its vast network to expand Vote Tennessee’s reach and increase the number of Tennesseans registering and voting.”


World’s Oldest Flying DC 3 Is At Cleveland’s Regional Jetport

Dalton Police Hold Car Seat Check Saturday

Photographic Society Of Chattanooga Announces Open House With Ledra Woodlee


Flagship Detroit, a Douglas DC 3 built in 1937, is in Cleveland Saturday and Sunday, on display for rides and tours at Cleveland’s Regional Jetport. Cleveland Civil Air Patrol cadets and Cleveland ... (click for more)

The Dalton Police Department will be hosting a car seat check event Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Department’s Station #2 at 1024 Abutment Road. Certified car seat technicians ... (click for more)

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will hold its annual Open House with special guest Ledra Woodlee on Thursday, Oct. 17. Ms. Woodlee is a travel, nature and landscape photographer based ... (click for more)


Happenings

World’s Oldest Flying DC 3 Is At Cleveland’s Regional Jetport

Flagship Detroit, a Douglas DC 3 built in 1937, is in Cleveland Saturday and Sunday, on display for rides and tours at Cleveland’s Regional Jetport. Cleveland Civil Air Patrol cadets and Cleveland High Air Force JROTC cadets helped with parking and logistics Saturday. Mark Fidler, director of operations and airport manager, said the DC 3 is the world’s oldest flying DC ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Hold Car Seat Check Saturday

The Dalton Police Department will be hosting a car seat check event Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Department’s Station #2 at 1024 Abutment Road. Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and also to ensure that kids are in the proper seat for their age, size, and weight. The event is free to the public. (click for more)

Breaking News

Man Shot On Sylvan Drive After Accosting Two People At Residence

Chattanooga Police said a man accosted two people at a residence on Sylvan Drive before he was shot early Saturday morning. Jeremy Brister, 25, was charged with aggravated criminal trespass, aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated domestic violence. The victims were listed as a woman, 38, and a juvenile male. At 1:28 a.m., police responded to the 600 block ... (click for more)

4 Juveniles Arrested In Ridgeside On Aggravated Assault And Robbery Charges

East Ridge Police have arrested four juveniles for suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery in the city of Ridgeside. Officers were in the Ridgeside area investigating a report of suspicious people walking in the area. While in the area, a call came in of an attempted car-jacking. Within minutes, East Ridge officers had three of four suspects in custody. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill - And Response (2)

Tennessee American breaks a line and 35,000 people lose water for three days. Well they don’t exactly admit they broke it, they were working on it a few feet away and it just broke….so they say. One half of TAWC service area is out of water three days and nights, hospitals canceling surgery, schools closed and opened and then sending the children home, businesses shut down, government ... (click for more)

Hypocrisy Of Tennessee American Water Company Critics - And Response

All pump-pressure systems have acute failures. It is expected that utilities will experience system failures that are unanticipated, even with the best prevention. These would be acute failures. That is why all utilities from electric, water, and yes municipal sewer collection systems and treatment plants have response plans. Tennessee American Water Company experienced an acute ... (click for more)