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.

1,000 signatures

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. 

Will you sign?

  • Carolyn williamson
    signed 2019-11-04 22:32:29 -0600
  • Jim Barritt
    signed 2019-11-04 21:49:43 -0600
  • Matthew Winkel
    signed 2019-11-04 21:42:33 -0600
  • Linore Huss
    signed 2019-11-04 17:26:49 -0600
  • Danielle Johnson
    signed 2019-11-04 13:35:34 -0600
  • Brett A. Withers
    signed 2019-11-04 10:36:44 -0600
    As a fellow elected representative, I know that I and we must represent all of our constituents fairly. Commissioner Hurst’s comments were hurtful not only to members of the Sevier County community but also to people throughout Tennessee. Everyone — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression — has a right to run for any office, including that of the President of the United States. Racist statements cannot be left unchallenged, particularly when uttered by those who are elected to represent and speak for entire municipalities, counties, or State or Federal offices. I hope that Commissioner Hurst will hear the hurt that his comments caused and have a change of heart. But in any event, a formal censure motion is in order.
  • Harold Johnsen
    signed 2019-11-04 09:04:48 -0600
    IMPEACH Trump and Pence and all their criminal and cowardly Republican accomplices: FILTHY, CORRUPT, AMORAL TRAITORS and CRIMINALS and, of course, REPUBLICANS. Impeach, prosecute, and imprison for life in maximum security the morally repugnant, ethically-bankrupt REPUBLICAN TRAITORS and REPUBLICAN CAREER CRIMINALS Trump and Pence! Impeach, prosecute, and imprison for life the ethically-bankrupt, inhumane, hate-filled and CORRUPT REPUBLICAN appointees, CORRUPT REPUBLICAN Senators and CORRUPT REPUBLICAN Congressmen! Impeach, prosecute, and imprison for life all the hate-mongering, ethically bankrupt CORRUPT REPUBLICAN CRIMINAL creatures who have aided and abetted these hateful, shameless, cowardly, and CORRUPT REPUBLICAN TRAITORS to America! The REPUBLICAN TRAITORS Trump and Pence: Impeach, prosecute, and imprison for life the morally repugnant, ethically-bankrupt REPUBLICAN TRAITORS and REPUBLICAN CAREER CRIMINALS Trump and Pence!
  • Andrew West
    signed 2019-11-04 08:26:14 -0600
  • Susan Daniel
    signed 2019-11-04 07:23:46 -0600
    Tennesseans deserves better than letting homophobes ruin our reputation.
  • Brian Reynolds
    signed 2019-11-03 22:50:52 -0600
  • Elizabeth Schaaf
    signed 2019-11-03 20:11:50 -0600
  • Laura Glover
    signed 2019-11-03 19:35:01 -0600
    He has demonstrated his colossal ignorance, lack of self confidence, and inappropriateness for office (which is supposed to represent EVERYONE.
  • Sara
    signed 2019-11-03 19:33:26 -0600
  • Daniel Keil
    signed 2019-11-03 19:22:25 -0600
  • Abdiel Hernandez
    signed 2019-11-03 16:45:25 -0600
  • Jill Stevens
    signed 2019-11-03 15:38:14 -0600
  • Justin Croft
    signed 2019-11-03 10:01:46 -0600
  • George Hoye
    signed 2019-11-03 08:55:42 -0600
  • Annette Bryant
    signed 2019-11-03 08:14:02 -0600
    Annette Bryant
  • Brandi Waters
    signed 2019-11-03 07:45:41 -0600
    Education is lacking in these smaller rural counties.
  • Danny Seagraves
    signed 2019-11-03 06:39:44 -0600
    Hate is hate and will be the downfall of our society.
  • Brenna Kelly
    signed 2019-11-03 05:38:38 -0600
  • Leo Rolfert
    signed 2019-11-03 00:54:38 -0500
  • Mark Houdashelt
    signed 2019-11-02 23:34:04 -0500
  • Kathleen Angotti
    signed 2019-11-02 21:55:34 -0500
  • Ricky Mills
    signed 2019-11-02 21:21:22 -0500
  • Susan Zimmer
    signed 2019-11-02 20:21:21 -0500
  • Rafi Schwartz
    signed via 2019-11-02 19:46:37 -0500
    Time for Tennessee to get out of the Stone Age.
  • Ruth Koblenz
    signed 2019-11-02 19:42:01 -0500
  • David Stewart
    signed 2019-11-02 19:33:19 -0500