Take action on discriminatory bills week of April 25

We still have time to speak out against discriminatory bills as some advance and some are delayed. Take action with these campaigns and events. More may be added in the coming days.

APRIL 25

The House of Representatives has scheduled floor votes for the discriminatory student pronoun bill and the anti-trans college athlete bill for April 25 starting at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Email: Use this easy form to generate a message to your own state representative against both bills.

Attend: Zoom phone bank against the discriminatory student pronoun bill at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Facebook event linked here.

APRIL 26

The Senate Finance Committee takes up the anti-trans student pronoun bill. There are two meetings of the committee that day--9:00 a.m. Central Time and 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Both meetings take place in Senate Hearing Room 1.

Email: Email the Senate Finance Committee opposing the discriminatory student pronoun bill with this easy form.

Call: Make calls against the bill using the script and numbers at the link.

ANY DAY

Call: Call Governor Lee and urge him to veto and speak out against anti-trans legislation with the number and script at the link.


Take action on discriminatory bills week of April 18

We are down to about three big bills that are still moving. Take action with these campaigns and events. More campaigns may be added in the coming days.

APRIL 18

Attend: Zoom phone bank on the student pronoun bill. Facebook event with Zoom link here.

APRIL 19

The student pronoun bill is up for consideration in the Senate Finance Committee at 2:30 p.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1 and up for consideration in the House Finance Committee at 1:00 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 1. The House Finance Committee is also considering the anti-trans college athlete bill at this meeting.

Email: Use this easy form to email the Senate Finance Subcommittee and tell them to vote NO.

Email: Use this easy form to email the House Finance Subcommittee and tell them to vote NO.

Call: Make calls to the Senate Finance Committee with the scripts and numbers at the link.

Call: Make calls to the House Finance Committee with the scripts and numbers at the link.

Attend: Come to the committee hearings in the Cordell Hull Building. Facebook event page linked here.

ANY DAY

Call: Leave a message with the Governor and urge him to veto and speak out against anti-trans legislation with the number and script at the link.


Take action on discriminatory bills week of April 11

We are down to four big bills that are still moving. Three of them are on notice the week of April 11. Take action with these campaigns and events. More campaigns may be added in the days ahead.

APRIL 11

The anti-trans college athlete bill and the bill that withholds funds from school districts that don't discriminate against trans athletes are on the Senate floor at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

Email: Use this easy form to contact your own state senator about both bills.

Event: Join the Zoom phone bank at 6:30 p.m. Central Time as we make calls for bills that are still in committee.

APRIL 13

The anti-marriage equality bill is back before the House Civil Justice Committee at 9:00 a.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 3.

Email: Use the easy form to contact the committee and urge them to vote NO.

Call: Leave phone messages with members of the committee using the numbers and scripts at the link.

The anti-trans college athlete bill is back before House Finance Subcommittee at 2:00 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 3.

Email: Use this easy form to contact the subcommittee members and urge them to vote NO.

Call: Leave phone messages with the members of the subcommittee with the numbers and scripts at the link.

APRIL 14

The marriage bill is back on the Senate floor at 8:30 a.m. An email campaign will be added in the coming days.

ANY DAY

Call: Call Governor Lee and urge him to oppose anti-LGBTQ bills with the number and script at the link.

 


Take action on discriminatory bills week of April 4

More bills are stalling or heading to the floor of the Senate or House, but a few still have committee hearings coming up. Take action with these campaigns and events for the week of April 4. Note: More campaigns may be added in the days ahead.

APRIL 4

Call: Join us for our Zoom phone bank at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Find the Facebook event with Zoom information linked here.

APRIL 5

The House Finance Committee will take up the student pronoun discrimination bill at 3:00 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 1.

Email: Use this easy form to contact the committee and urge the members to vote NO.

Call: Leave messages for members of the committee using the numbers and scripts at the link.

APRIL 6

The House Finance Subcommittee takes up the anti-trans college athlete bill at 11:00 a.m. in House Hearing Room 3.

Email: Use this easy form to contact the subcommittee and urge the members to vote NO.

The House Civil Justice Committee takes up the anti-marriage equality bill at 12:30 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 3.

Email: Use this easy form to contact the committee and urge the members to vote NO.

The Senate Judiciary Committee takes up the school library censorship at 2:30 p.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1.

Email: Use this easy form to contact the committee and urge the members to vote NO.

APRIL 7

The anti-marriage equality bill is on the Senate floor at 8:30 a.m. Central Time.

Email: Use this easy form to contact your own state senator about the bill. (new campaign as of April 6)

Email: Use this easy form to contact your own state senator about the bill. (old campaign)

ANY DAY

Call: Call Governor Lee and leave a message urging him to work against discriminatory bills with the script and number at the link.


Take action on discriminatory bills week of March 28

The final battles are shaping up as discriminatory bills stall and advance. Take action with these campaigns and events the week of March 28, which coincides with the Week of Transgender Visibility. Your action has already made a big difference. Don't let up in the final critical weeks. Note:

MARCH 28

Email: The misleading school library censorship bill is on the House floor. Use this easy form to send an email to your own state representative.

Attend: Zoom phone bank at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Facebook event is linked here.

MARCH 29

The Senate Education Committee will take up the student pronoun bill, two anti-trans athlete bills, and a school library censorship bill.

Email: Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the committee urging them to vote NO.

Attend: Go to the committee hearing at 10:30 a.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1. Facebook event is linked here.

Call: Leave messages with members of the Senate Education Committee on the bills using these scripts and numbers.

MARCH 30

The House Civil Justice Committee will consider the anti-trans college athlete bill and the strange anti-marriage equality bill.

Email: Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the committee urging them to vote NO.

Attend: Go to the committee hearing at 12:30 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 3. Facebook event is linked here.

Call: Leave messages with members of the Senate Education Committee on the bills using these scripts and numbers.

The Senate Education Committee will consider the anti-trans college athlete bill and the student pronoun bill at 1:30 p.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1

Email: Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the committee urging them to vote NO.

Call: Leave messages with members of the Senate Education Committee on the bills using these scripts and numbers.

MARCH 31

The bill fining school districts if they don't discriminate against transgender student athletes is scheduled for a House floor vote. Use this easy form to send an email to your own state representative.

The anti-marriage equality bill is on the Senate floor the same day. Use this easy form to send an email to your own state senator.

ANY DAY

Call: Leave a message with Governor Lee asking him to speak out against discriminatory legislation with the number and script at this link.


Take action on discriminatory bills week of March 21

Discriminatory bills are advancing, stalling, and getting amended. Your advocacy matters. Take action with these campaigns and events for the week of March 21. More campaigns will be added in coming days.

MARCH 21

Attend: Zoom phone bank at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Facebook event linked here with Zoom link.

MARCH 22

The good birth certificate gender amendment bill and the bad parental bill of rights bill are up in the House Health Subcommittee at Noon Central Time in House Hearing Room 2.

Email: Send a message to the subcommittee on both bills using this easy form.

Attend: Go to the subcommittee meeting. Facebook event linked here.

Call: Leave messages for the House Health Subcommittee to support the birth certificate bill with the numbers and scripts at the link.

The strange anti-marriage equality bill is up in Senate Judiciary Committee at 1:30 p.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1 on March 22 and the House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee on March 23 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 2.

Email: Send a message to both committees on the marriage bill using this easy form.

MARCH 23

The Senate Health & Welfare Committee is taking the so-called parent bill of rights legislation at 10:00 a.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1.

Email: Send a message to the committee urging them to vote NO.

The Senate Education Committee is taking up five key bills at 1:00 p.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1.

Email: Send a message to the committee urging them to vote NO on all these bills with this easy form.

Attend: Go to the hearing on the bills in the Cordell Hull Building. Facebook event linked here.

Call: Leave messages for the members of the Senate Education Committee on all the bills. Best to call nights and weekends!

Any Evening

Call: Leave a message for Governor Lee and urge him to oppose discriminatory bills.

 


Take action on discriminatory bills week of March 14


Take action on discriminatory bills week of March 7

Key bills affecting Tennessee's LGBTQ community continue to move the week of March 7. Take action with these campaigns and events. We will continue to add campaigns and events as available over the coming days.

MARCH 7 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time

*Zoom phone bank against discrimination. Bring your phones; we supply the scripts and numbers. Facebook event with Zoom link located here.

MARCH 8

1. HB2835, the attack on gender-affirming care for trans youth is back in the House Health Subcommittee. HB2451, which represents itself as a parental bill of rights, is also up in the same subcommittee. Noon Central TimeNote: These bills are far down on the calendar and the subcommittee may not get to them.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the House Health Subcommittee.

*Attend the subcommittee meeting. Facebook event link is here.

2. HB2691, which allows people to change the gender marker on their birth certificate, is also on the House Health Subcommittee calendar, along with the items in the entry above. Noon Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the House Health Subcommittee.

*Attend the subcommittee meeting. Facebook event link is here.

*Make calls for the bill using the scripts and office numbers linked here.

3. HB2316, which bans transgender college student athletes, is back before the House Higher Education Subcommittee. Noon Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the House Higher Education Subcommittee.

*Attend the committee meeting. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and office numbers linked here.

4. HB800, which bans LGBTQ materials in our public schools, is up for a vote in House Finance. 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the House Finance Committee.

*Attend the committee meeting. Facebook event is linked here.

5. HB2633, which allows school personnel to disregard student pronouns, is back before the House K-12 Subcommittee. 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the House K-12 Subcommittee.

*Attend the subcommittee meeting. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and office numbers linked here.

6. SB2440/HB2569, which would would have many negative effects such as gutting local government programs for women and minority contracting, is up before Senate and House committees on the same day.

*Use this campaign from our partners at We Decide TN to contact the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

MARCH 9

1. SB2360, which represents itself as a parental bill of rights, is up in the Senate Education Committee. 1:00 p.m. Central Time in Senate Hearing Room 1 of the Cordell Hull Building.

2.HB233, which is a caption bill that will carry anti-marriage equality language, is up for a vote in the House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee. 2:00 p.m. Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send a message to the subcommittee.

*Attend the subcommittee meeting. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and office numbers linked here.

3. SB2696, the attack on gender-affirming care for trans youth, is back in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee. 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

*Attend the committee meeting. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and office numbers linked here.

4. HB1944, which attempts to label school library materials as obscenity, is before the House Criminal Justice Committee. 3:30 p.m. Central Time.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the Criminal Justice Committee.

*Attend the committee meeting. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and office numbers linked here.

MARCH 10 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time

Happy Hour Advocacy Social at Alchemy in Memphis. Facebook event is linked here.


Take action on discriminatory bills week of Feb 28

Discriminatory bills are moving the week of February 28. Take action with these campaigns and events. More campaigns may be added on February 24 and 25.

FEBRUARY 28

*Zoom phone bank against discriminatory bills at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Facebook event with Zoom link here.

MARCH 1

1. HB2835 by Rep. Ragan in House Health Subcommittee at Noon Central Time.

*Send a message to the members of the subcommittee using this easy form.

*Show up for the hearing on the bill. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and phone numbers at the link.

2. HB2316 by Rep. Ragan in House Higher Education Subcommittee at Noon Central Time. Update: The bill is being deferred for one week. So we will redo the campaigns for next week.

*Send a message to the members of the subcommittee using this easy form.

*Show up for the hearing on the bill. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and phone numbers at the link.

3. HB2633 by Rep. Cochran back in the House K-12 Subcommittee at 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

*Send a message to the members of the subcommittee using this easy form.

*Show up for the hearing on the bill. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and phone numbers at the link.

MARCH 2

1. HB800 by Rep. Griffey in House Finance Subcommittee at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.

*Send a message to the members of the subcommittee using this easy form.

*Show up for the hearing on the bill. Facebook event is linked here.

2. SB2696 by Sen. Bowling in Senate Health and Welfare Committee at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

*Send a message to the members of the committee using this easy form.

*Show up for the hearing on the bill. Facebook event is linked here.

*Make calls against the bill using the scripts and phone numbers at this link.

3. HB1895 by Rep. Ragan in House Education Administration Committee at 3:30 p.m. Central Time.

*Send a message to the members of the committee using this easy form.

*Show up for the hearing on the bill. Facebook event is linked here.

 


Fight back the week of February 21

Several discriminatory bills are up for a vote the week of February 21. Here are some ways to fight back.

February 21: Phone bank against discrimination. We provide the scripts and the phone numbers. You leave messages with legislators on key pieces of legislation. 6:30 p.m. Central Time on Zoom. Find the Facebook event with Zoom link here.

February 22:  Two bills are up for a vote in the House K-12 Subcommittee. One would allow school personnel to disregard a student's pronouns. The other directs the TN Education Commissioner to withhold funds from school districts that do not discriminate against transgender student athletes.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the House K-12 Subcommittee.

*Make phone calls to members of the subcommittee using the office numbers and scripts at the link.

*Attend the subcommittee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Central Time in the Cordell Hull Building. Facebook event linked here.

February 23

1. The bill attacking gender-affirming care for transgender youth is up for a vote in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

*Use this easy form to send an email to the members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

*Attend the committee meeting at 1:00 p.m. Central Time in the Cordell Hull Building. Facebook event linked here.

*Make phone calls to members of the committee using the office numbers and scripts at this link.

2. HB1944, a bill that attempts to label materials in school libraries obscene, is up for a vote in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

*Use this campaign from the Tennessee Library Association to urge the subcommittee to oppose the bill.



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