Stand For Children joined the Shelby County Voter Alliance to support the largest organized voter engagement effort in Shelby County history! Working with a coalition of organizations, we focused on registering and turning out voters across Memphis & Shelby County. If you’re a Stand supporter, you probably got one of our calls or texts.

With engagement from parents, volunteers, and 18 community partners, the Shelby County Voter Alliance registered 2,500 new voters and is now focusing on building the alliance to increase turnout for the 2022 local elections. Learn more at

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We are 6 days away from the Nov. 3rd election. Early voting ends Thursday, October 29, and it’s going to take ALL OF US to voice our ballot at the polls to have the change we seek! We must use our vote’s power to shape an inclusive future that offers everyone a fair and equitable chance at life in the United States.

Yes, it’s raining and cold outside, but please don’t let that stop you from finding your nearest early voting location today to cast your ballot. I strongly recommend that you take some time out to let your voice be heard today to avoid the long lines on Election Day (November 3). If you can’t make it to the polls by Thursday, October 29, make a plan with your loved ones now to find your assigned voting location on Election Day by visiting

Remember, there is power in your vote! Please don’t allow anyone to deter you from voicing your ballot in this critical time of our lives. Many of our resources, i.e., health care and civil rights, are at risk of being violated, and it’s our job to protect what’s rightfully ours.

It’s no secret that in 11 days, we will be casting our ballot in an election that will decide our way of life for the next four years. A decision that will impact the future for not only us but many generations to come.

STAND & VOTE 2020 – Sign up today to help us spread the word!

 Now more than ever, we must make our voices heard in the November 3rd election. From checking our voter registration status to knowing the nearest voting location in our neighborhoods, we must eliminate all possible obstacles that could negatively impact our voter experience within the next two weeks. We all have to make our plan to vote and stick to it!

That’s why we’re asking you to join us for our STAND & VOTE 2020: GOTV Member Phone & Text Bank! We’re going to look out for each other and ensure that everyone on our list is equipped with the information they need to make a plan to vote.

Phone banking sign-up times:

Thursday (10/22)- 6PM (Training)-8:30PM

• Friday (10/23)- 6PM (Training)-8:30PM

Saturday (10/24)-1PM (Training)-4PM

Text Banking sign-up times (Starting Next Week):

Monday (10/26)- 6PM (Training)-8:30PM 

Tuesday (10/27)10AM Training, texts throughout the day

Wednesday (10/28) 9AM Training, texts throughout the day

Thursday (10/29, Last day of early voting) 9AM-5PM

As Nov.3rd approaches, powers that be and naysayers will do all they can to discourage us from exercising our right to vote as citizens of this country. Never forget that YOUR VOTE MATTERS and that you hold power to decide how this country will operate for the next four years.

 We cannot afford to sit back and pass on our responsibility! Your voice! Your ballot!

The countdown is on until Election Day on November 3.

 But before we can cast our ballot for president, state representative, or school board member – everyone must be sure that they’re registered to vote. In past years, we’d go door-to-door or host voter registration events to make sure that everyone has a plan to vote. This year, things are different. So instead, it’s up to each and every one of us to spread the word and help friends and family register.

First, check to ensure your registration status is up to date by visiting our page on Proud Voter-Tennessee.

Then, reach out to a few people you know – for me, I know I owe a couple of family members and friends a call. Ask if they’re registered to vote. It’s that easy and can ensure that each of our voices are heard this upcoming Election Day.

You can also get involved by volunteering to help increase voter turnout! Stand has partnered with Continue the Dream – Voter Alliance to increase voter engagement by registering Memphians to vote and encouraging the largest turnout possible for this election. If you would like to help with voter registration and sharing critical voting information to all, please sign up here.

There is power in voting, and others are doing all they can to suppress our right as citizens to have a fair and equitable election. Never forget that YOUR VOTE MATTERSBe the change you seek by registering to vote today!

Happy Voter Registration Day!

Now more than ever, we must pay attention! Now more than ever, we must get involved! Now more than ever, we must vote! In the August 6 election, each of us will have an opportunity to shape the educational future for students in Memphis and Shelby County. Your participation in the Shelby County General Election is a chance to vote for education champions committed to building equity in education!

  • Get Involved – Check the opportunities (volunteer and paid) to get engaged in supporting these great candidates 
  • Vote – You can still register to vote by mail (until July 30) or find your polling location.

 Let’s start with the August election and carry this momentum through to November! Casting your vote for Shelby County Schools Board is one of the best actions that you can take toward improving the odds for all children in our community receiving the education they need and deserve.This election is too important to sit out! We believe that these candidates will be true education champions for the children of Memphis and Shelby County.

Whether you vote by mail, early vote (starting July 17), or find your way to the polls on August 6, make sure to exercise your right to vote and send a message to 10 friends to join you in voting!

Stand for Children Tennessee is pleased to announce our candidate endorsements for the upcoming Shelby County Schools Board election.These candidates were selected using a rigorous endorsement process that involved extensive surveys and candidate interviews led by our endorsement committee made up of parents, educators, and community members. We believe that these candidates will be true education champions for the children of Memphis and Shelby County.

The elections this year are too important to sit out! Protests echo across our community and this country, and the next step is to vote. The educational future of our children is at stake, and it is up to us to fill these seats with representatives who believe that all children in Memphis and Shelby County deserve access to equitable education and resources to ensure a prosperous future.We are proud to endorse education champions who are committed to helping improve student outcomes, advocating for necessary and equitable funding to address student needs, and increasing potential for college and career success. Head over to our education champion page on our website to learn more about the candidates in your district.

The deadline to register to vote is Friday, July 7, and the absentee ballot request deadline is Thursday, July 30. Check your voter registration status, now, and if you’re not registered, sign up today! Access information you need to vote: