Jim Otto

  • signed Censure Commissioner Hurst, make Sevier County policies inclusive 2019-10-28 20:31:00 -0500
    It is sad to know that such hatred and bigoted talk comes from a government employee. Mr. Hurst represents my district but his views couldn’t be further from my beliefs. It is even more disappointing that a large part of the others in attendance cheered and applauded bis hate speech. He should resign his position .

    Censure Commissioner Hurst, make Sevier County policies inclusive

    The racist and homophobic comments of Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst have shocked people across the country.  Please, add your name to protest his divisive words and call for policy change in Sevier County, Tennessee.  We will deliver your signatures to the Sevier County Government in November at the next county commission meeting.

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    To the Honorable Larry Waters, Mayor of Sevier County, and to the honorable members of the Sevier County Commission:

    Calls have gone out across the country for Commissioner Warren Hurst to resign over his racist and homophobic comments. While that decision is in his hands, we call on you to censure him by resolution of the Sevier County Commission and to update the employment non-discrimination policy of Sevier County Government to protect county employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  We urge you to make this policy change by executive order immediately, to be followed by a confirming ordinance or resolution of the County Commission. 

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