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Losing DACA: The Effects on Dreamers and Immigrant Families in Knoxville

Our first League Membership Meeting of the Year!

Losing DACA: The Effects on Dreamers and Immigrant Families in Knoxville
Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Fulton High School Auditorium

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will present a forum on the implications of rescinding DACA. The League has a long-standing commitment to immigration reform: The League of Women Voters believes that immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet the economic, business and employment needs of the United States; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. Provision should also be made for qualified persons to enter the United States on student visas. All persons should receive fair treatment under the law.

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 21 for a panel discussion to learn the personal impacts of these decisions on our local families and community, legislative options, and how to take action. Q & A follows. The public is invited, so please share widely!

  • Who:
    DeAnne Pendry, PhD, Anthropology Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Co-Founder, Allies of Knoxville's Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN)
    Claudia Caballero, Executive Director, Centro Hispano
    DACA student
  • What: Panel Discussion Regarding DACA
  • When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fulton High School Auditorium, 2509 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

National Voter Registration Day 2017

National Voter Registration Day information and assistance will be at multiple locations on the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus, Pellissippi campus at both Magnolia and Harden Valley, UT law school, and the Cansler YMCA.

2017 City of Knoxville General Election Schedule

  • August 9, 2017 - First day to request an absentee ballot
  • October 9, 2017 - Final day to register to vote before election
  • October 18, 2017 - First day of Early Voting period
  • October 31, 2017 - Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • November 2, 2017 - Final day of Early Voting period
  • November 7, 2017 - Election Day

Voter Guide

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2018 Knox County Primary Election Schedule

  • November 17, 2017 - First day to pick up a nominating petition
  • February 15, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Qualifying Deadline
  • February 22, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
  • January 31, 2018 - First day to request an absentee ballot
  • April 2, 2018 - Final day to register to vote before election
  • April 11, 2018 - First day of Early Voting period
  • April 24, 2018 - Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • April 26, 2018 - Final day of Early Voting period
  • May 1, 2018 - Election Day

ACA Town Hall

Did you miss the ACA Town Hall? Watch the full event at WATE.com or ctvknox.org. The LWVKKC was so proud to be a sponsor of this event!

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College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes county or city issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and photo IDs issued by other states.

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