CITIZEN ACTION CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TRAINING SCHEDULE: Summer 2012

Increasing voter turn out is a worthy and important goal of voter engagement work (voter registration, issue education, get out the vote, voter protection, etc.) especially for those who are still dramatically under-represented in the voting and policymaking arena. But if voter mobilization is the only goal, the trade-offs we make in a civic engagement campaign and over time can lead to losing power, not gaining it.

We can use campaigns – instead of being used by them to:

  • Build community leadership
  • Engage new voters both old and new
  • Begin to shift the balance of power in our communities and in our government.

These trainings will present concrete steps and actions we can take to redefine the way we do voter engagement work so that we can start building long-term progressive community power.

PLEASE RSVP to mary@tnca.org if you are planning on attending.

CITIZEN ACTION CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TRAINING SCHEDULE
Dates and times of all our trainings are below. Please continue to check our website, tncaa.org, for confirmation of locations and other details.

Cycle 1

Training #1 – Saturday, July 21 - 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Civic Engagement & Movement Building Part 1 – Voter Mobilization
WHERE: Spruce Street Baptist Church, 504 Spruce St Nashville, TN 37203 (Map)

Training #2 & #3 – Saturday, July 28 - 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Morning Session: Voter Registration Rules and Best Practices
Afternoon Session: Photo ID to Vote – Rules & Best Practices
WHERE: Citizen Action, 50 Vantage Way, Suite 250, Nashville, TN 37228 (map).

Training #4 – Saturday, Aug 4 - 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Civic Engagement & Movement Building Part 2 – Get Out the Vote & Election Protection

WHERE: Citizen Action, 50 Vantage Way, Suite 250, Nashville, TN 37228 (map).


CALENDAR

There is now a calendar for all the civic engagement and potential civic engagement trainings, work & events at tnprogress.org. If you or your organization have something that you would like to post, email it toinfo@tnca.org.