The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 21, but bills are still headed to the Governor for his action. In addition, various groups are preparing for a special legislative session that will be focused on gun violence. Read more about that at the link.
Here are ways for you to continue your advocacy this week.
ANY DAY OF THE WEEK
Veto calls to the Governor
CALL: Call Governor Lee and urge him to veto discriminatory bills. Call 615-741-2001 and say:
"Governor Lee, my name is ____________ and I live in ___________. Please, veto the following bills: Senate Bill 1237, Senate Bill 1443, Senate Bill 1440, Senate Bill 466, and Senate Bill 102. Thank you."
1. Feel free to add other bills that are important to you that have been transmitted to the Governor or may be soon.
2. About the legislation. SB1237 is the anti-trans private school athlete bill. SB1443 is the discriminatory parent opt-in bill for education. It hampers student access to and choice of school clubs like GSAs and stigmatizes LGBTQ issues in the curriculum. SB1237 is the anti-trans private school athlete bill. SB1440 is the anti-trans binary definition of "sex" bill. SB466 is the student pronoun discrimination bill. SB102 bans requiring implicit bias training in public education. As of April 22, only SB1237 on the list has been transmitted to the Governor. That will change soon.
MONDAY, APRIL 24
SHOW UP: At 11:30 a.m., the Southern Christian Coalition is hosting "Lament of 2023 Legislative Session" at Legislative Plaza. Learn more at the link.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
SHOW UP: At 4:45 p.m. Central Time, SOCM is urging people to attend their press conference and then the Rutherford County School Board meeting in Murfreesboro. The press conference is to oppose American Classical Academy's charter application. Learn more and RSVP at the link.
APRIL 25 and 26
CALL: CivicTN is recruiting phone banking volunteers to turn out voters in the City of Jackson election. You can learn more and volunteer at the link. You do not have to live in Jackson, TN to volunteer. You can do it from home wherever you live.
There are also April 28 through May 1 opportunities at this link.
Chris Sanders published this page in Blog 2023-04-22 20:42:01 -0500