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.

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2,096 SIGNATURES
2,500 signatures

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  • Matt Sparling
    signed 2016-04-27 22:16:14 -0500
  • Joe Stone
    signed 2016-04-27 22:15:37 -0500
  • Thomas Tran
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 22:14:41 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • Thomas Tran
    signed via 2016-04-27 22:11:50 -0500
  • Will York
    signed 2016-04-27 22:02:15 -0500
  • Sarah Dixon
    signed 2016-04-27 21:59:45 -0500
  • Kaylee Arnold
    signed 2016-04-27 21:57:22 -0500
  • Craig Stewart
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 21:48:46 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • Craig Stewart
    signed via 2016-04-27 21:48:22 -0500
  • Jessie Roth
    signed 2016-04-27 21:46:15 -0500
  • Carl Goad
    signed 2016-04-27 21:37:30 -0500
    As a former diversity & inclusion manager for Deloitte, a big employer in Tennessee, I want to remind you that diverse teams accomplish more, and it helps calm sensitive issues by showing everyone that we are more alike than different. Please don’t disable the good the UT Diversity office does by crippling them for a few bad decisions.
  • Emily Worsham
    signed via 2016-04-27 21:20:59 -0500
  • James Floyd
    signed via 2016-04-27 21:12:06 -0500
  • Shivani Goyal
    signed 2016-04-27 21:10:14 -0500
  • Harrison Perry
    @MyHarrisonPerry tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-27 20:35:30 -0500
  • Harrison Perry
    signed 2016-04-27 20:35:14 -0500
    The office plays a vital role in making the university competitive for the best students, faculty, and staff and makes campus life welcoming for all. Thank you.
  • Cathy Jewell
    signed 2016-04-27 20:21:32 -0500
  • Jen Cassels
    signed 2016-04-27 20:14:23 -0500
  • Rebecca Barnes
    signed via 2016-04-27 20:12:04 -0500
    Rebecca Barnes
  • Jo Gibbons
    signed 2016-04-27 20:09:08 -0500
  • Gina Gebhardt
    signed via 2016-04-27 20:01:04 -0500
    Gina Gebhardt
  • Lydia Hasch
    signed 2016-04-27 19:57:00 -0500
  • Mary Littleton
    signed 2016-04-27 19:54:55 -0500
  • Kath Wong
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 19:48:11 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    signed 2016-04-27 19:37:03 -0500
  • Emily Ennis
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 19:30:38 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912
  • Emily Ennis
    signed 2016-04-27 19:30:13 -0500
  • Jim Schmidt
    signed 2016-04-27 19:23:17 -0500
  • Charles Sumner
    signed 2016-04-27 19:11:42 -0500
  • Sydney Crowder
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 19:11:26 -0500
    Sign the petition: Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912

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