Yvonne Rogers

  • signed Call on the Coffee County DA to Resign 2019-06-14 10:19:53 -0500
    We shouldn’t tolerate these kinds of people in public service. Their evil puts all of us in danger.

    Call on the Coffee County DA to Resign

    Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott has made anti-Muslim statements and said that he does not treat LGBTQ people experiencing domestic violence the same as other survivors.  He can no longer effectively serve the people of Coffee County or the thousands of people who visit Coffee County each year for Bonnaroo.

    432 signatures

    We call on Craig Northcott to resign the office of District Attorney for Coffee County.  His anti-Muslim statements and his admission that he does not treat LGBTQ domestic violence cases with respect are disqualifying for office.  He must step down so that the people of Coffee County can be served by a District Attorney who will apply the law according to the principle of equal protection.

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  • signed Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed 2018-07-10 13:01:01 -0500
    The United States is a nation that prides itself on lofty ideals, one of which is equality. We teach our schoolchildren to cheerfully chirp that we offer “liberty and justice for all,” keyword, all, with their little hands over their hearts, facing the flag. Now, I needn’t remind you that our nation has been far from perfect in keeping that promise. However, you hold the key to improving that situation when it comes time to confirm Justice Kennedy’s replacement by choosing someone who will rule in favor of protecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans.


    The LGBTQ community is a brave, talented and helpful one deserving of equal respect under the law. In that they wish to marry, participate in the armed forces and have prosperous careers, their desires are, when you stop and think about it, rather conservative. They demand nothing less than to take on the same responsibilities as their fellow Americans with privileged sexuality and gender identities. Is it truly so unreasonable that they demand to be free to live mature, responsible, productive lives free of harassment? No, it isn’t. You’d want the same. Why deny it of someone else? LGBTQ Americans have inherent worth and dignity just like we do. We need a new Supreme Court justice who can see that and protect their rights accordingly.


    I will leave you with this thought. As other allied nations begin to embrace their LGBTQ citizenry, we do not need to broadcast to the rest of the world that the U.S. has chosen to pride itself on cruelty and bigotry. In the long run, it may leave us isolated on the world stage. The current Republican presidential administration has already done enough to broadcast such a foul message and weaken ties of mutual respect and cooperation with our allies in Latin America, Europe and Asia. We don’t need to give them any more reasons to leave us behind. We will be a weaker country for being a lonely one.


    Please guide Congress into confirming a Supreme Court justice who will rule in favor of what is best for all Americans, not just a select few of them. Please insist on a pro-LGBTQ candidate. Thank you.

    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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  • commented on YOUR Districts 2017-05-25 13:21:16 -0500
    My representative for District 21 in the House is Jimmy Matlock, and my state senator for District 5 is Randy McNally.

    YOUR Districts

    Tell us your state senate and state house districts.  Note:  We are NOT asking for your U.S. Senate and U.S. House districts (the elected officials who meeting in Washington, D.C. ).  We are asking about your elected officials you meet in Nashville--your state senator and your state representative.  You can find them at this link by entering your street address.

    So tell us your state senator and your state representative as well as your email address.  Thank you!

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111 2017-04-28 11:50:30 -0500
    It’s criminal to deprive Tennessee families of their rights just because they fall outside of archaic, overly-narrow and completely arbitrary definitions of what families are support to be. I beg you to be kind and fair and veto this insulting bill.

    Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111

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    Add your name and urge Governor Haslam to veto SB1085/HB1111, the Sneaky LGBT Erasure Bill.  After you sign the petition, share it with your friends.  We will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to the Governor's Office.  Your voice can help determine whether he uses the VETO pen or the BECOMES LAW pen!

    5,722 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We ask you to veto SB1085/HB1111.  This bill, as the Attorney General has noted, is broadly written.  Its vagueness could result in conflicts with existing laws about judicial interpretation.  These conflicts are likely to cause discrimination against LGBTQ people, particularly with respect to marriage, adoption, and legal documents.  This bill risks subjecting Tennessee to the same scrutiny that North Carolina has received.  We cannot afford hundreds of millions of dollars in economic boycotts and sanctions.  Please, veto this bill so we can avoid judicial chaos and costly discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • endorsed via 2016-04-26 20:12:03 -0500

    Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee

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    On April 18, 2016 about 30 pastors shamefully stood in Legislative Plaza and spoke in favor of the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  And religion was used to advance the counseling discrimination bill.  Many more clergy across Tennessee publicly opposed both bills.

    Whether you're religious or not, aren't you tired of religion being used to support discrimination in our laws?  If so, endorse this statement:

    We oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law.  To use religion to divide us in our public life violates the spirit of the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions, does harm to the people of Tennessee, and brings scandal to religion.

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