Support an inclusive economy for Tennessee: delay E-verify
  • Petitioned Sen. Jack Johnson

This petition was delivered to:

Sen. Jack Johnson
Sen. Mike Faulk
Sen. Charlotte Burks
Sen. Dolores Gresham
Sen. Steve Southerland
Sen. Eric Stewart
Sen. Reginald Tate
Sen. Mae Beavers
Sen. Jim Tracy

Support an inclusive economy for Tennessee: delay E-verify

    1. Petition by

      Workers Interfaith Network

Last year the Tennessee legislature passed a law that will require almost all businesses in the state to use E-verify, a federal employment verification program.

E-verify frequently provides employers with bad information on whether an applicant is eligible to work. The system does not adequately protect job applications from racial discrimination. It also poses significant costs to small businesses who will soon be required to use the system.

Tennessee Senator Reginald Tate has sponsored a bill to delay implementation of E-verify for small businesses until January 2014. This will give lawmakers an opportunity to measure and understand the impact of E-verify before expanding the program to include almost all private businesses in the state.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • David Morales NASHVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      The E-Verify law has opened the door to discrimination and has caused an undue burden on employers and employees. We need to understand what impact it has had before we make it even more widespread. SB3506 will give us this opportunity.

    • Susan Montgomery KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      This bill goes against my faith, in addition to raising more concerns about accuracy of information than it answers.


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