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Petitioning State Senator Steven Dickerson and 8 others

Stop the repeal of LGBT-Inclusive Workplace Protections in the Tennessee Senate


 

The Tennessee House of Representatives sent a terrible message in support of intolerance and bigotry on April 25 by passing HB600 - the “Special Access to Discriminate” Act.

The SAD Act would repeal workplace provisions recently enacted by Nashville Metro Government that protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. SB632 will deny employees of Nashville Metro contractors any protection from being fired because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

This legislation sends a mean-spirited message that reflects poorly on Tennessee.

The Tennessee Senate’s State and Local Government Committee will hear the Senate version of the SAD Act (SB632) on Tuesday, May 3.

It’s time to send a message that the legislature has no business interfering with the affairs of local communities in Tennessee.

Send a message to the Senate State and Local Government Committee  opposing SB632 and share this petition with your friends by email, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

Letter to
State Senator Steven Dickerson
State Senator Mark Norris
State Senator Lowe Finney
and 6 others
State Senator Bill Ketron
State Senator Janice Bowling
State Senator Thelma Harper
State Senator Stacey Campfield
State Senator Ronald Ramsey
State Senator Ken Yager
I am writing to ask you to vote against SB632 when heard in the Senate State and Local Government committee.

I am tired of hearing about all the bills being passed in the Tennessee legislature that take away control from local government in Tennessee.

State government will set a bad precedent for interfering in the contracting process of local governments by enacting SB632. Local governments need the ability to set conditions for the use of taxpayer funds based on community needs and values. SB632 undercuts that process.

I am also disturbed that SB632 will repeal workplace provisions recently enacted by Nashville Metro Government that protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. SB632 will deny employees of Nashville Metro contractors any protection from being fired because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. This legislation sends a mean-spirited message that reflects poorly on Tennessee.

I am counting on you to vote NO on SB632. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,