Empowering Voters,
Supporting Working Families,
Moving Tennessee Forward

Our Priorities

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Ensuring all voices are heard by securing and modernizing Tennessee’s election systems.

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Building economic security by removing barriers that prevent Tennesseans from participating fully in the workforce or keep them trapped in cycles of debt.

Moving Tennessee forward by creating a common understanding of where we’re leading the way and where we’re falling behind.

Research // News


This legislative session, ThinkTennessee monitored more than 200 bills related to strengthening democracy and supporting working families. Our 2024 Legislative Session Summary highlights a few of the most notable, from the expansion of the state’s paid family leave policy to the passage of a bill that will give cities additional tools to develop affordable housing […]


COVERAGE IN “An Educated Electorate” (The Contributor)

The Contributor featured our 2024 Tennessee Voter Education Series and interviewed ThinkTennessee President Erin Hafkenschiel in a recent article. Read the full article here.


COVERAGE IN “A Lens For Data And Civic Engagement At Think Tennessee” (WUTC)

Dawn Schluckebier, ThinkTennessee Advocacy & Government Relations Director, and Wade Hinton, ThinkTennessee board member, discussed the 2024 Tennessee Voter Education Series and the State of Our Counties Dashboard in an interview with Ray Bassett on WUTC‘s Scenic Roots show. Listen to the full interview here.


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