I asked Governor Haslam to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill














Take a minute to contact Governor Bill Haslam by phone message or on Twitter and then let us know you did it using this form.  Let's get to 500 or more!

I called or Tweeted Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and urged him to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill.  I'm asking you to do the same this week.

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1,328 endorsements
500 endorsements

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  • Judy Jacobs
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:55:43 -0500
    A counselor agrees to act in accordance with professional ethical standards. These don’t include refusing to treat clients because of the client’s sexual orientation or identity. The professional person acting as a professional is supposed to be interested in the well-being of the client, not the particular personal or religious “deeply held beliefs” the counselor may hold. If a counselor is incapable of separating personal prejudice from professional conduct, a law is not the answer. The answer is a change of jobs where personal religious positions will not interfere. Like garbage collector, or dishwasher, or roofing repair technician.
  • Perry Ogletree
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:50:30 -0500
    This potential legislation threatens the mental health and physical health of patients, and credibility of counselors. Please veto HB1840 and sent this malformed screed to the trash bin it deserves.
  • James Brown
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:43:58 -0500
  • Gwen Holden
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:41:38 -0500
  • Lynnette Carter
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:36:34 -0500
  • David Quesenberry
    @QandElf tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-18 19:27:38 -0500
  • David Quesenberry
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:27:27 -0500
    As a clinical psychology student, I wonder how someone would even get into mental health unless they accept all people as clients. Politicians, get out of counseling, you cannot even do politics!
  • Michael Harkness
    endorsed 2016-04-18 19:20:28 -0500
  • valerie walling
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:53:48 -0500
  • Jennifer Hall
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-18 18:49:21 -0500
    I contacted Governor Haslam and urged him to #VetoHB1840. Will you?
  • Jennifer Hall
    @solitarydragon tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-18 18:49:18 -0500
  • Jennifer Hall
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:49:04 -0500
  • Martha Alexander
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-18 18:45:20 -0500
    I contacted Governor Haslam and urged him to #VetoHB1840. Will you?
  • Martha Alexander
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:44:56 -0500
  • Sandy Spain
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:41:08 -0500
  • Aimee Welton
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:40:53 -0500
  • Heather Gentry
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:26:21 -0500
  • Jafar al-Rashid
    endorsed 2016-04-18 18:11:54 -0500
  • Susan Young
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:58:54 -0500
  • Susan Young
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:58:54 -0500
  • dede Beasley
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:44:13 -0500
  • Kelsey Acosta
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:43:56 -0500
  • des
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:37:24 -0500
  • Laura Reece
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:36:34 -0500
  • Elaine Phillips
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:35:00 -0500
    Veto HB1840. It’s not necessary.
  • William MacGillivray
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:32:17 -0500
    Licensed psychologists (and I assume all others) are ethically and, therefore, legally bound to refer patients to other professionals when their personal biases or other limitations would interfere with optimally effective treatment. Not only does this proposal seek to institutionalize discrimination, but one must ask where is the line to be drawn for suffering help-seekers when, say, they need a cardiologist? One must ask here, “Who would Christ turn away?”
  • Kim Hobby
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:27:05 -0500
    It is simply unconscionable that our legislature believes they have the right to deny medical care to those in need, whoever they might be and for whatever reason. Please veto HB 1840 and send our state legislators to counseling….the DESPERATELY need their brains rewired!
  • Dona Wiley
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:26:57 -0500
  • Susan Hardin
    endorsed 2016-04-18 17:18:34 -0500
  • Jane Boutwell Bozman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-18 17:00:47 -0500
    I contacted Governor Haslam and urged him to #VetoHB1840. Will you?

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