Lisa Bennett signed Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912 via Carolyn Burr 2016-04-30 23:39:31 -0500I’m a native Mississippian. My home state has made me ashamed. I hope my adopted home of Tennessee does not do the same with such backwards legislation. Veto this bill!
UTC graduate, Class of 1996
Mother of Haslam Scholar, Cohort of 2018
The Legislature passed SB1912/HB2248 that removes funding from the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Sign this petition that we will deliver to Governor Haslam asking him to veto the bill.2,096 signatures
Governor Haslam, we call on you to veto SB1912/HB2248 and protect the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The office plays a vital role in making the university competitive for the best students, faculty, and staff and it makes campus life welcoming for all. Thank you for considering our views.