KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Black Voters Matter stopped in Knoxville on Tuesday to meet with local organizations and canvass the area as state lawmakers began the second day of their special legislative session.

“The gun violence obviously is important,” Wanda Mosley with Black Voters Matter said. “Then being able to connect that and the housing and any other issues that the community tell us are important, that’s what motivates folks to go out and vote.”

Local organizations teamed up with BVM to register voters, canvass the city, and speak with community members.