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Backpack Full of Cash

The Knoxville League, in cooperation with six cosponsors, is putting on three showings of the film, Backpack Full of Cash. The film is a cautionary tale about how privatization and funding cuts, in cities like Philadelphia, have had a devastating impact on public schools and the most vulnerable children who rely on them. The film also showcases a model for improving public schools, a well-resourced public school system in Union City, New Jersey, where poor kids are getting a high quality education without charters or vouchers.

We hope League members will come to one of the showings and bring their neighbors and friends. Far too few people understand how school "reform" initiatives like school vouchers and charter schools threaten our schools, indeed our American way of life. This film starts to open up that conversation.

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

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Valid Forms of Identification for Voting

Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee driver license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

What IDs are not acceptable?

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.

If you are unsure or have questions about your photo ID, contact your county election commission or the Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959.

ACA Town Hall

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

LWVKKC listserv

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