Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912

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.

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.

Who's signing

Betty Gilreath
Destiny Sirivong
Paige Scrivener
Christine Dumoulin
Rachel Harr
Jerica Besley
Maura Leus
Daryl Bell
Jennings Hardee
Mila Yarbrough
Elizabeth Parmalee
2,096 SIGNATURES
2,500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Betty Gilreath
    signed via 2016-04-29 08:21:30 -0500
  • Destiny Sirivong
    signed via 2016-04-29 07:40:48 -0500
  • Paige Scrivener
    signed 2016-04-29 07:04:14 -0500
    This helps so many people at UT feel at home. Not only does it help minority students but also students in agriculture or from rural backgrounds. Disappointed that I even have to defend such an obviously important part of any education system. This hurts so many at UT. You’re job is to represent and listen to your constituents. 2,500 of us are not happy with this decision.
  • Lynn Anthony
    signed 2016-04-29 05:28:29 -0500
  • Tj Jackson
    signed 2016-04-29 03:22:15 -0500
    Tj R. Jackson
  • Christine Dumoulin
    signed via 2016-04-29 01:37:53 -0500
  • Michael Russell
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 23:57:21 -0500
    Michael Russell
  • Rachel Harr
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 23:44:10 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • Rachel Harr
    signed 2016-04-28 23:43:28 -0500
  • Jerica Besley
    signed via 2016-04-28 23:17:18 -0500
  • Maura Leus
    signed via 2016-04-28 23:15:21 -0500
  • Briana Tate
    signed via 2016-04-28 22:57:18 -0500
  • Nettie Hammar
    signed 2016-04-28 22:37:13 -0500
  • Justin Lawrence
    signed 2016-04-28 22:28:33 -0500
  • Jill Landenberger
    signed 2016-04-28 22:22:55 -0500
  • Daryl Bell
    signed 2016-04-28 22:11:20 -0500
    That’s messed up. Everyone doesn’t want to be a engineer.
  • Tracy Nagy
    signed 2016-04-28 21:35:54 -0500
  • Bernard Rodgers
    signed 2016-04-28 21:34:27 -0500
  • Tony Murchison
    signed via 2016-04-28 21:09:09 -0500
  • Jennings Hardee
    signed 2016-04-28 20:26:31 -0500
  • Darius Greer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 20:16:53 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • Darius Greer
    signed 2016-04-28 20:15:58 -0500
  • Mila Yarbrough
    signed via 2016-04-28 20:02:19 -0500
    Mila Yarbrough
  • beverly ramey
    signed via 2016-04-28 19:57:20 -0500
  • Mariah Moore
    signed 2016-04-28 19:48:59 -0500
  • Elizabeth Parmalee
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 19:27:49 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • Elizabeth Parmalee
    signed via 2016-04-28 19:27:20 -0500
  • Jim Mazzouccolo
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 19:09:35 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • James Mazzouccolo
    signed via 2016-04-28 19:09:09 -0500
  • Susan Hericks
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 18:12:27 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912

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