Cherie Duke

  • signed Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed 2018-06-29 18:19:51 -0500
    Don’t allow this under investigation to pick someone only to appease his base. He shouldn’t even have a base. He is supposedly every American citizen’s President. He needs to act like it.

    Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring so the President will name a successor who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Sign to urge Senator Alexander and Senator Corker to speak up for the LGBTQ community during the confirmation process.  TEP will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to their offices.

    1,069 signatures

    Senator Alexander and Senator Corker:

    When the President announces his choice to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, we urge you to speak up for the rights of LGBTQ people.  It is vitally important that members of the Supreme Court support the principle of "equal protection" and that Justice Kennedy's successor uphold the existing rights of LGBTQ people and oppose discrimination against LGBTQ people.  We respectfully ask you to raise these concerns publicly and not to vote for any nominee who supports discrimination.

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  • 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.

    984 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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  • signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-11 11:28:55 -0500
    Please have the courage the Governor of Georgia had, and do not sign this bill. I am not a member of the LGBT community, but I know discrimination when I see it. Jesus Christ would never sign a bill such as this, and any Christian should know that. I took a minute and read the “Rights of Humanity” as written by NATO. I believe I found this document on one of Governor Haslam’s pages. Anyway, after reading this, I realized that right here in America, some of our own states are not even coming close to adhering to those rights. How can we possibly be a member of NATO when we are allowing a group of people to be ostracized in this manner. I know, being born and raised in the south, that there are some people that don’t even believe the Catholic faith believe in Jesus Christ. I know, sounds ridiculous right? Well, it’s a fact, not just a guess. What will prevent any business owner from refusing service to someone of the Catholic faith because they were not of the same protestant faith? This is a slipper slope. It’s a slope the US should never start skiing down. There is not telling where this could end up. Separate water fountains, being made to get to the back of a bus. It’s sad, but true, but both my parents can recall those days and the shame they felt. Please don’t make my Daughter end up feeling that same kind of shame for anyone, no matter who they are.

    VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill


    Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.

    4,242 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.

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