absurd new law in Tennessee that is scaring all but the most loyal party-line voters away from voting, under the threat of criminal prosecution.



Picture this: you walk into your polling location to vote in a primary. You’re a civically-minded voter, frustrated by the two-party system and eager to improve your community. And you see this:

government demands you swear allegiance to a political party in order to vote, or else you go to jail? Is this real? It’s Orwellian. It’s Big Brother from 1984. 

Tennessee has open primaries AND it doesn’t require its voters to register into a party to vote…so how is this not just a move by partisan insiders to scare voters away from participating? 

Fortunately, the TN League of Women Voters is taking action. They’ve filed a lawsuit, which you can read all about HERE.

This is, of course, more evidence of what we’vebeen saying all along: independent voters are ignored, suppressed, and shut out of participating in democracy. It’s downright unAmerican.

And we’re pushing back by telling the real stories of independent voters. LetUsVote has collected hundreds of stories from independents, and we want to hear yours. If you’re an independent voter–share your story with us to help push back on absurd laws like those we see in Tennessee. 

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