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?

  • Debra Shapiro
    signed 2019-11-02 10:12:19 -0500
  • Cathy Foxhoven
    signed 2019-11-02 10:03:28 -0500
  • Lauren Domzalski
    signed 2019-11-02 09:56:55 -0500
  • Sarah Newbery
    signed 2019-11-02 09:54:51 -0500
  • Phillip Wood
    signed 2019-11-02 09:33:42 -0500
  • Jerrika Longueville
    signed 2019-11-02 09:26:44 -0500
  • Libby Amato
    signed 2019-11-02 09:14:55 -0500
    Libby Amato
  • Lynne Flynn
    signed 2019-11-02 09:11:45 -0500
  • Ronald Drahos
    signed 2019-11-02 09:10:51 -0500
    Ronald W Drahos
  • Dana Loew
    signed 2019-11-02 09:06:20 -0500
    Homophobia and dishonesty are inseparable.
  • Joan Walker
    signed 2019-11-02 09:05:49 -0500
    Joan M Walker
  • Ricky Lark, PhD
    signed 2019-11-02 09:01:27 -0500
  • Carl Zimmerman
    signed 2019-11-02 09:00:09 -0500
  • MaryAnn Schiefen
    signed 2019-11-02 08:58:26 -0500
    I am appalled by Warren Hurst comment regarding one of our presidential candidates. As a parent of a son who is gay you are attacking me as well as the gay community. You should be ashamed and apologize to all those you have offended. This United States is still a long ways from bigotry, by people like you, as you have displayed by your hurtful words. I would urge you to accept all those who have been targeted by hate and perhaps think about the fact that this could be a son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchildren of yours. I sincerely wish that people would understand that this is not something they have chosen but are born with. Why would anyone choose to have so much hate, isolation, discrimination, etc. as part of their life. You, Mr. Hurst, are one of the reasons we have these problems because of your lack of sensitivity, empathy and knowledge. Please refrain in the future of using these kind of words. I implore you to think before you speak.
  • Gloria Morrison
    signed 2019-11-02 08:45:50 -0500
  • Robert E Seletsky
    signed 2019-11-02 08:45:43 -0500
    Trump makes this noxious, hateful rhetoric acceptable. They all must go for the sake of human decency.
  • Jean W Hanson
    signed 2019-11-02 08:40:55 -0500
  • Suzanne Bachner
    signed 2019-11-02 08:15:40 -0500
  • Roy Simmons
    signed 2019-11-02 08:15:02 -0500
  • Aurore Charron
    signed 2019-11-02 07:53:18 -0500
  • Lenny Cohen
    signed 2019-11-02 07:45:02 -0500
    former Tennessee resident
  • D.E. Whitcomb
    signed 2019-11-02 07:33:51 -0500
  • Donald Treadwell
    signed 2019-11-02 07:33:47 -0500
  • Bill Hosford
    signed 2019-11-02 07:33:05 -0500
  • Jeri Cheney
    signed via 2019-11-02 07:26:58 -0500
  • Rebecca Maxie
    signed 2019-11-02 07:25:24 -0500
  • Anthony Taylor
    signed 2019-11-01 23:45:03 -0500
    Your homophobia needs to go into the trash can. STOP THE HATE
  • April Price
    signed 2019-11-01 20:04:16 -0500
  • Michael Dowies
    signed 2019-11-01 18:26:00 -0500
    What a disgrace to Tennessee!
  • Beverly Marrero
    signed 2019-11-01 17:50:40 -0500