Bill filing in the Tennessee General Assembly will end on January 31 and February 1. New bills are already hitting committee calendars. Please, go through this calendar and do as many of the items as you can. More campaigns may be added in the coming days as we learn more.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30
SHOW UP: House Bill 1605, which would have the effect of banning Pride and Black Lives Matter flags at our public schools, is up for a vote in the House K-12 Subcommittee at 4:30 p.m. Central Time in House Hearing Room 2 of the Cordell Hull Building. We recommend getting there early to get a seat. Wear Balcony Brigade shirts or Pride/Rainbow stickers and buttons. Learn more at the Facebook link. Also up for a vote in the same subcommittee is HB1632, which allows parents to sue school districts to enforce the Age-Appropriate Materials Act of 2022.
EMAIL: Use the easy form at the link to send a message to members of the House K-12 Subcommittee urging them to vote NO on the bills. You can personalize the message and even add a short video message.
CALL: Use the easy scripts and numbers at the link to leave phone messages for the members of the subcommittee. If you don't wish to speak to a live person, call at night or on the weekends so that your message goes to office voicemail.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
CELEBRATE: Black History Month begins.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
LEARN: GLAAD is offering their "Telling Your Story" training in Nashville. RSVP and learn more at the link.