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Tell the Senate to vote for the Pro-Parenting School Clubs bill


Take action to support a pro-parenting school clubs bill.

SB2488 reflects revisions supported by Tennessee Equality Project and is headed to the full Senate for a floor vote. A previous version of the bill required students to ask a parent for permission to participate in any school club or activity. Anti-gay interest groups have used such measures elsewhere to prevent the formation of Gay-Straight Alliances in schools.

In the previous version of the bill, students who were lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or an ally had to come out to their parents - often before they were ready or it was safe to do so.

SB2488 only requires schools to post information about school clubs and activities. If parents want to limit their child's school activities any way, they can express that wish in writing to the school. This pro-parenting bill prevents an administrative nightmare for school administrators and that recognizes the important role that parents play in raising their children.

Tell the Tennessee Senate to vote for this pro-parenting school clubs bill today!

Letter to
Tennessee Senate
Tennessee State Senate
I ask you to support SB2488 as currently amended.

SB2488 requires schools to publish information about school clubs and activities for parents and students to review. If parents want to limit their child's school activities in any way, they can express that wish in writing to the school.

This pro-parenting bill recognizing the important role that parents play in raising their children and prevents generating volumes of unnecessary paperwork for school administrators.

Please vote for SB2488 as amended when it reaches the floor of the Senate.

Sincerely,