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.

1,690 SIGNATURES
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?

  • Timothy Gaull
    signed 2019-10-28 13:39:20 -0500
  • Tom Cogburn
    signed 2019-10-28 13:38:30 -0500
  • Cody Filbert
    signed 2019-10-28 13:37:09 -0500
  • Etta Baker
    signed 2019-10-28 13:36:23 -0500
  • Kristin Dillard
    signed via 2019-10-28 13:34:12 -0500
  • Randy Walker
    signed 2019-10-28 13:33:52 -0500
    I work in Sevier county. This man is an embarrassment and will cost us much business.
  • Roberta Lindenfelser
    signed 2019-10-28 13:32:02 -0500
  • Charles Lindsey
    signed 2019-10-28 13:31:27 -0500
  • Laureen Martinez
    signed 2019-10-28 13:30:57 -0500
  • Dionne Williams-Rogers
    signed 2019-10-28 13:30:17 -0500
    We will not be giving anymore tourism dollars to this area until meaningful action is taken against Commissioner Hurst.
  • Ryan Stansbury
    signed 2019-10-28 13:28:23 -0500
  • Angela Ogle
    signed 2019-10-28 13:26:38 -0500
    Angela Maria Ogle
  • Kathy Huelsemann
    signed 2019-10-28 13:23:28 -0500
    Kathy Huelsemann
  • Mike Kimball
    signed 2019-10-28 13:23:08 -0500
    I travel to Gatlinburg for two weeks each fall. My family and I will not return until this man is removed from office.
  • Hope Comer
    signed 2019-10-28 13:19:01 -0500
  • Kate Dore
    signed 2019-10-28 13:16:33 -0500
  • Misty Posadas
    signed 2019-10-28 13:13:49 -0500
  • Martha Ball
    signed 2019-10-28 13:12:50 -0500
  • Justin Keyes
    signed 2019-10-28 13:07:26 -0500
  • Meredith Fortney
    signed 2019-10-28 13:05:51 -0500
  • Kathy Farmer
    signed 2019-10-28 12:59:09 -0500
  • Matthew Lambert
    signed 2019-10-28 12:47:35 -0500
    We will be indefinitely postponing our vacation/travel plans to Sevier County until meaningful action is taken against Commissioner Hurst.
  • Donielle Rhone
    signed 2019-10-28 12:37:45 -0500
  • Matt Smith
    signed 2019-10-28 12:29:48 -0500
  • Paula Roberts
    signed 2019-10-28 12:29:12 -0500
    He is a grown man & should have more respect for his fellow man, especially if he’s gonna be in public office. He’s entitled to his opinions, yes, but he should keep his mouth shut, he represents all of Sevier County!!
  • Michael Myers
    signed 2019-10-28 12:22:38 -0500
    In support of equality and fairness.


    In opposition of bigotry and intolerance.
  • Carter Alexander
    signed 2019-10-28 12:22:23 -0500
    I am a resident of sevier county, where hurst has been on the council for 30 years, and I request his censure and demand his resignation. He does not represent me or my beliefs in any form or fashion.
  • Patricia Bellingrath
    signed 2019-10-28 12:18:19 -0500
  • Brittany Farmer
    signed 2019-10-28 12:11:49 -0500
  • Matt Ferry
    signed via 2019-10-28 12:08:02 -0500

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