Lora Otto

  • signed Censure Commissioner Hurst, make Sevier County policies inclusive via 2019-11-07 15:16:40 -0600
    The Commissioner has a right to his opinions, but he can express them in a respectful, intelligent way, or in a hateful, ignorant way. He chose the latter, which reflects negatively on his constituents, and the people and businesses of Sevier County For this reason he MUST resign. He does not represent the best interests or feelings of this community, or even humanity.

    Censure Commissioner Hurst, make Sevier County policies inclusive

    The racist and homophobic comments of Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst have shocked people across the country.  Please, add your name to protest his divisive words and call for policy change in Sevier County, Tennessee.  We will deliver your signatures to the Sevier County Government in November at the next county commission meeting.

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    To the Honorable Larry Waters, Mayor of Sevier County, and to the honorable members of the Sevier County Commission:

    Calls have gone out across the country for Commissioner Warren Hurst to resign over his racist and homophobic comments. While that decision is in his hands, we call on you to censure him by resolution of the Sevier County Commission and to update the employment non-discrimination policy of Sevier County Government to protect county employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  We urge you to make this policy change by executive order immediately, to be followed by a confirming ordinance or resolution of the County Commission. 

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