Joshua Little donated 2016-12-30 08:07:05 -0600$655.19 raisedGOAL: $2,017.00
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Joshua Little signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-07 16:01:40 -0500We need to be protecting clients who seek mental health treatment, instead of allowing counselors to harm them even more by rejecting them. This bill’s overriding of the ACA ethics code also sets a dangerous precedent, giving the state a frightening amount of power over private professions.
Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.4,241 signatures
Dear Governor Haslam,
We urge you to veto HB1840, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on the counselor's biases and values. This bill puts the focus on the desires of counselors rather than on the needs of clients, damaging the counseling profession and putting clients at risk.
An anti-bullying amendment was stripped from the bill in the House Health Committee leaving youth vulnerable in areas where mental health services are not widely available.
Thank you for considering our views.