Patsy Donovan

  • endorsed 2016-04-10 07:17:02 -0500

    Keep Tennessee Open For Business

    The response to discriminatory laws in Indiana, North Carolina, and Mississippi makes it clear that everyone is affected.  So we all have a role to play in making sure that Tennessee is able to attract good jobs and keep our economy open for business.  That includes conservatives, independents, and business people, too.  Please, endorse Keep Tennessee Open For Business.  Use your voice and your influence to speak out for a prosperous Tennessee.

    Economic opportunity allows individuals to live up to their potential and keeps families strong.  Discriminatory laws in other states have resulted in billions of dollars of losses because of boycotts and companies reconsidering their investments .  Tennessee cannot afford to go down that road.  Legislation like HB1840, which allows counselors to discriminate, and HB2414, which micromanages which bathrooms students are allowed to use, risks Tennessee's prosperity.

    I endorse Keep Tennessee Open For Business to say that I stand for economic opportunity for our state and against discriminatory legislation that poses a threat to our future.

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414 2016-04-05 06:33:27 -0500
    Please, veto this very pointless bill. Where, exactly, does everyone think trans people have been going to the bathroom, since the beginning of time? They’ve been using the one that fits their gender presentation, of course. I think, otherwise, we might have noticed. This bill endangers young men transitioning to female more than anyone. Can you imagine an apparent woman walking into a men’s bathroom in a rough area? That is not safe. If this bill passes the state will be liable for violence perpetrated against trans people forced to use the men’s bathroom. This is just my humble opinion, but I believe it to be correct.

    Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414

    Please, join us in encouraging Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to fight against this attack on transgender students.

    985 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We call on you to do everything in your power to lobby against passage of SB2387/HB2414, the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  We also ask that you VETO the bill if it reaches your desk. 

    The bill endangers vulnerable students and it risks significant U.S. Department of Education funds to Tennessee.  If this bill became law, the enforcement would be a nightmare for school districts across the state. 

    Show the world that Tennessee is a welcoming state.  Thank you for considering our views.

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