Through our final year of AmerisourceBergen Foundation grant funding, we are updating all of our United We Heal TN and Afterschool Heals TN tool kits, curricula, and other resources.  We also have been supporting the United Ways in WVA and the WVA afterschool network in replicating our work.  At this one-hour forum, we will break into groups to unveil all the new resources.  The United We Heal initiative is a tremendous way to support your corporate partners with free a toolkit to respond to our state’s substance abuse crisis (opioids, meth and beyond).  The Afterschool kit similarly provides tons of resources for any organizations supporting children and youth around substance use prevention, ACES, social/emotional learning, and trauma informed care. 
 
We hope that you and/or staff will attend, and we encourage you to invite your chambers, corporate partners, and out-of-school time providers to join as well.  The event and all the materials and resources are free.  For more background, links to our previous toolkits and curricula which we will be updating/expanding for a post pandemic world are here:  https://uwtn.org/102/united-we-heal and http://www.tnafterschool.org/about/afterschool-heals-tennessee/  Please share widely with staff and partners, and reach out with any questions. Register here for November 8

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Voter Registration Month

September 1st, 2021

Our state and nation are stronger when we all register to vote and make our voices heard at the polls. By casting a ballot, we can have a real impact on our lives, communities and future generations. Fortunately, in Tennessee, it has never been easier to register to vote or cast a ballot.

That is why United Ways of Tennessee are proud to work with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office to celebrate National Voter Registration Month in September and National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 28.  National Voter Registration Month is a nonpartisan, nationwide effort encouraging all eligible voters to register and participate in the electoral process.

More than 3 million Tennesseans cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election, blowing away previous voter turnout and participation records. Now we have the opportunity to build on this momentum. You can participate by registering to vote, ensuring your registration is up to date, encouraging others to register and by casting a ballot in upcoming state and local elections.

Local and statewide elected officials make decisions about schools, transportation, healthcare and many things that affect our daily lives.

In Tennessee, there have been state and local elections decided by only a handful of votes. In these races, your vote could be the deciding factor.  But if you don’t vote, you are giving up your voice and letting others decide who will represent you.

If you have never voted before, the first step to casting a ballot is to register. Registering to vote, updating your address or checking your registration status is fast, easy and secure with the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system, GoVoteTN.gov.

Using a computer, phone or tablet, any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register in minutes at GoVoteTN.gov. A paper voter registration application is also available to download at GoVoteTN.gov.

For more information about how to register to vote in Tennessee, go to GoVoteTN.gov or call the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959. If you are not registered, National Voter Registration Month is the perfect time to join the movement and register to vote today. If you are registered, you can support National Voter Registration Month by encouraging your friends, coworkers and neighbors to register.Your vote is your voice and your vote matters! 

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National Voter Registration Month Social Media Drafts – use throughout September

  • It’s #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth and it has never been easier to register to vote in Tennessee. Register in minutes with the Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN
  • Is your voter registration up to date? If you’ve recently turned 18, moved or changed your name, update your registration in minutes at GoVoteTn.gov. This #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth make sure you are #VoteReadyTN. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN
  • September is #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth. Make sure you are #VoteReadyTN. Registering to vote in Tennessee has never been easier. Visit GoVoteTn.gov to register or update your registration in minutes. #GoVoteTN #YourVoteMattersTN
  • Join us in celebrating #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth by registering to vote or making sure your registration is up to date. Tennesseans can register online in minutes at GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN
  • (organization name) wants to make sure all eligible Tennesseans have the opportunity to vote. If you’re not #VoteReadyTN, register now with the Secretary of State’s fast & secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth
  • When you vote, you make your voice heard. The first step to making your voice heard is registering to vote. In Tennessee, registration is fast, easy and secure at GoVoteTn.gov. #GoVoteTN #YourVoteMattersTN #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth
  • (organization name) is proud to join the Secretary of State to let our employees and customers know it has never been easier to register to vote in Tennessee.  Visit GoVoteTn.gov to register in minutes. #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN

Please tag us in your National Voter Registration Month posts: Twitter: @SecTreHargett, Facebook: Tennessee Secretary of State and Instagram: @tnsecofstate.

National Voter Registration Day Social Media Drafts – use on Tuesday, September 28

  • Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! Join (organization name) in celebrating by registering to vote or checking your registration status in minutes with the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth #GoVoteTN #YourVoteMattersTN
  • It’s #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. There has never been a better time to get #VoteReadyTN. Register or update your registration in minutes at GoVoteTn.gov. #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth #GoVoteTN #YourVoteMattersTN
  • This #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, join the movement across Tennessee by registering to vote in minutes with the Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #NationalVoterRegistrationMonth #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN

Please tag them in your National Voter Registration Day posts: Twitter: @SecTreHargett, Facebook: Tennessee Secretary of State and Instagram: @tnsecofstate.

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Register2Vote

July 12th, 2021

At United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), we fundamentally believe all citizens have a precious right to vote, and our civic engagement is essential and critical to our community’s future.  We are committed to fighting for the education, health, andfinancial stability of our communities. So, we are proud to partner withthe TN Secretary of State’s Office to help more people register and vote. Everyone wins when Tennesseans embrace civic responsibility, especially by voting.

In Tennessee it has never been easier to register to vote or to cast to a vote, and UWTN is fully committed to giving you the tools to both register to vote as well as cast your vote. We believe in being proactive in providing information from our state and local officials to support our organization’s commitment to civic involvement.

While we may not all agree politically, we can hopefully all agree that our state and our nation are stronger when all of us register to vote and exercise our right to vote on Election Day.

We understand that there are many reasons why you may not have voted in the past, but by voting, you can have an impact on your life, your community and future generations. One thing is for certain, when you do not vote, you place the keys to our form of government in the hands of the voters that do exercise their right to vote.

If you don’t vote, you are letting other people decide who gets to represent you. Local, state and national elected officials make decisions that affect our lives every day, including roads, schools, healthcare, parks and more.

While your vote may not be the deciding vote in an election, your vote still makes a difference especially in state and local elections. In Tennessee, there are races that were decided by only a handful of votes.  

The first step in becoming a voter is to register to vote.  You can register to vote, update your address or check your registration status with the Secretary of State’s fast, easy and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTN.gov.

Using a computer, phone or tablet, any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register in minutes at GoVoteTN.gov. A paper voter registration application is also available to download at GoVoteTN.gov.

For more information about how to register to vote, go to GoVoteTN.gov or call the Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959Your vote is your voice and your vote matters. That’s why if you are not registered to vote in Tennessee, we encourage you to take a few minutes and register today.

Please join us in our efforts to help our fellow citizens register and vote to make our communities stronger and to effect positive change in our government.  You can do that by simply sharing this social media campaign across your social media channels. 

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  • It’s never been easier to register to vote in Tennessee. So why wait? Register today in minutes with the Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. We are proud to support #YourVoteMattersTN. #GoVoteTN
  • Are you #VoteReadyTN? Registering to vote has never been easier with the Tennessee Secretary of State’sfast and secure online voter registration system. Visit GoVoteTn.gov to register in minutes or make sure your info is up to date. #GoVoteTN #YourVoteMattersTN
  • We believe #YourVoteMattersTN. That’s why we’re encouraging all eligible Tennesseans to register to vote or make sure their info is up to date using the Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #GoVoteTN
  • Our state and our nation are stronger when we all vote. If you’re not #VoteReadyTN, register now with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN
  • We believe your vote is your voice and #YourVoteMattersTN. If you’re not registered to vote in Tennessee, you can register in minutes with the Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN

Please tag us in any Your Vote Matters related posts: Twitter: @SecTreHargett, Facebook: Tennessee Secretary of State and Instagram: @tnsecofstate.

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