David Massey signed Urge Gov. Haslam to protect LGBTQ state government employees 2018-12-21 14:41:08 -0600Gov. Haslam: I look forward to seeing you in and around Knoxville in 2019. I hope you will issue an order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination. Think about the LGBTQ employees, for example, who served you and the City well in Knoxville. David Dyar Massey
Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed an executive order barring discrimination against state government employees on the basis of gender identity. Discrimination based on sexual orientation was already banned.
Outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam could do the same for our state government employees. Sign the petition and urge him to protect LGBTQ state government employees by executive order. If we get 1000+ signatures, we will deliver them to the Governor's office.643 signatures
Dear Governor Haslam,
We urge you to sign an executive order protecting Tennessee state government employees from job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the same protections that Ohio state government employees enjoy thanks to the recent executive order signed by outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Employees of our public colleges and universities already enjoy these projections as do the public employees in Metro Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Knox County. Everyone deserves the opportunity to work without the fear of discrimination.
Thank you for considering our views.
David Massey donated 2017-10-15 15:44:37 -0500
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David Massey signed Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912 2016-04-23 16:37:01 -0500Please veto HB 1840. Diversity is a good thing for students to learn so they and the State of Tennessee can be competitive and relevant in the world at large.
The Legislature passed SB1912/HB2248 that removes funding from the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Sign this petition that we will deliver to Governor Haslam asking him to veto the bill.2,096 signatures
Governor Haslam, we call on you to veto SB1912/HB2248 and protect the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The office plays a vital role in making the university competitive for the best students, faculty, and staff and it makes campus life welcoming for all. Thank you for considering our views.