Deborah Burger

  • signed No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination! 2016-05-18 07:55:25 -0500
    Do NOT waste our tax money and your time on a special session just to be hateful, bigoted, and unconstitutional!

    No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination!

    On the evening of May 17, The Tennessean and The Commercial Appeal reported that legislators are considering a special legislative session to take up a new effort to pass a statewide anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  Sign YOUR name to the statement below and we'll deliver your signatures to legislative leaders:

    1,073 signatures

    Dear Speaker Ramsey and Speaker Harwell:

    We oppose a special legislative session to consider an anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  It is never justified to spend the state's time and money to advance discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414 2016-04-19 07:42:57 -0500
    Thank you for standing against this bill— which trivializes the sacred text of us Christians, and insults Tennesseans of other faiths— and Tennesseans of no faith at all. If Tennessee is to have an “official book”, it ought to be a significant work of literature authored by a Tennessean! As a state, we have made significant contributions to American Literature, Biography, and other genres of literature— one of those should be chosen, if we need a “State Book.”

    Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414

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    Sign this NEW petition urging Governor Bill Haslam to keep listening to the voices opposed to the anti-transgender student bathroom bill!

    1,533 signatures

    Governor Haslam, please continue to oppose HB2414 and listen to the voices of transgender students and the business community speaking out against the bill.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • endorsed 2016-01-26 09:44:12 -0600
    No state is allowed to abridge the civil rights of any citizen, as protected by the US Constitution, and defined by the US Supreme Court. As a committed Christian and ally of the LGBTQ community, I demand that our state government work to protect the rights of ALL Tennesseans!

    The People's Resolution Opposing Tennessee House Joint Resolution 529 on Marriage Equality

    Sign on as a co-sponsor of the People's Resolution Opposing Tennessee House Joint Resolution 529 on Marriage Equality.

    WHEREAS, Rep.  Susan Lynn has introduced a resolution urging the members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to express their disagreement with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges; and

    WHEREAS, the Tennessee Constitution affirms "That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together, for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes, by address or remonstrance;" and

    WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee ought to be focused on the legal equality of all its people rather than attacking the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community; and

    WHEREAS, "the equal protection of the laws" is a cherished principle in American jurisprudence; now, therefore,

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that we oppose House Joint Resolution 529 and urge the members of the 109th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to uphold the entire Constitution of the United States, including the Fourteenth Amendment, and cease their legislative attacks on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

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