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?

  • Denise Cunningham
    signed 2019-11-01 17:19:30 -0500
    I live right outside South Bend, Indiana and I vacation in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge often. We have since decided to start looking elsewhere until Warren Hurst is removed from office.
  • Jeff Bruggeman
    signed 2019-11-01 17:01:07 -0500
  • Danny Brewington
    signed 2019-11-01 16:28:36 -0500
    I’m so disgusted that this official isn’t FIRED. His views are not only ignorant, they’re dangerous and lack any intent to unify people. Why is he still in office?
  • Cody Hall
    signed 2019-11-01 15:38:42 -0500
  • Mark Scott
    signed 2019-11-01 14:40:52 -0500
  • Elliot Spengler
    signed 2019-11-01 14:18:27 -0500
  • Mark Stanley
    signed 2019-11-01 12:53:56 -0500
  • Jacob Baum
    signed via 2019-11-01 12:25:36 -0500
  • Nicole Reed
    signed 2019-11-01 11:15:11 -0500
  • Darlene Neal
    signed 2019-11-01 10:56:17 -0500
  • Jon Katze
    signed 2019-11-01 10:30:03 -0500
    Jon Katze
  • Timothy Lippert
    signed 2019-11-01 09:43:04 -0500
  • Carole Richardson
    signed 2019-11-01 09:22:32 -0500
    Sevier county is one of the most beautiful in our state. It deserves better than this hateful speech.
  • Catherine Henschen
    signed 2019-11-01 08:47:40 -0500
  • Gary Ack
    signed 2019-11-01 07:32:47 -0500
    You should step down or be removed immediately.
  • George Plemons
    signed 2019-11-01 06:54:07 -0500
  • Roger Blackwell
    signed 2019-11-01 06:37:47 -0500
    Speech like this serves NO purpose but to polarize and to divide people. Be thankful that someone from the LGBTQ community loves America so much to run for public office!

    White me are not in need of more rights – funny how when others gain their time in the spotlight (rightfully so) all of a sudden white men are threatened. Snowflake?
  • Madison Shaw
    signed 2019-11-01 05:46:16 -0500
    Your comments are shameful, unprofessional, and ignorant. The only choice being made is by you, to be a terrible human being.
  • Samuel Rowan
    signed 2019-11-01 03:27:28 -0500
    Samuel A Rowan
  • Joseph Kinley
    signed 2019-11-01 02:23:02 -0500
    Needs to be fired!

    Unacceptable.
  • Corey Grantham
    signed 2019-11-01 01:00:28 -0500
  • Valerie Navarrette
    signed 2019-11-01 00:17:24 -0500
  • Roger Miller
    signed 2019-10-31 21:59:03 -0500
  • Heidi Wiltamuth
    signed 2019-10-31 20:10:45 -0500
    Bigots don’t belong in places of authority. Not only should be apologize, he should resign immediately.
  • Davine Del Valle
    signed 2019-10-31 19:21:16 -0500
  • Mina Johnson
    signed 2019-10-31 18:23:12 -0500
  • Elaine Lytle
    signed 2019-10-31 17:28:50 -0500
  • Teresa Halloran
    signed 2019-10-31 17:21:14 -0500
    Teresa M Halloran
  • Ginny Ayers
    signed 2019-10-31 16:26:19 -0500
  • Jamie Stephens
    signed 2019-10-31 16:22:57 -0500

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