Information about Tennessee House Bill 1079/
Senate Bill 971

House Bill 1079/Senate Bill 971 is seeking to put unnecessary burdens and restrictions on organizations like us - organizations that volunteer time and energy to meet people where they are and help get them registered to vote. We’ve met countless new Nashvillians who have been absentee voting in their home state, or weren’t voting at all because they were confused about the process of registering to vote in Tennessee. Going the extra mile to help a new resident get registered shouldn’t be penalized. If you agree, please join us in raising your voice against this bill.

Read the entire House Bill 1079 / Senate Bill 971 HERE

The last stop for this bill is being signed into law or vetoed by Governor Bill Lee. Contacting Governor Bill Lee to ask for a veto is easy - the whole process will take you less than 5 minutes. 5 minutes! We have gathered everything you need to make your voice heard, quickly and efficiently. Follow these easy steps below, using the links and sample call script.

  1. Call Governor Bill Lee

    His office can be reached at (615) 741-2001 .

  2. Ask for his veto

    Use the sample call script below and include the name of the bill when you call.

Sample Call Script

Hello, my name is [your name] and I'm a TN voter.

I'm calling to voice my opposition to HB 1079/SB 971 and to ask Governor Lee to veto that bill.

It’s wrong to penalize community members who are spending their personal time trying to improve civic participation - especially when our state is ranked 45th in the country in civic participation.

Thank you.