Jimbeau Hinson

  • signed No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination! 2016-05-18 10:29:16 -0500
    With all the problems we have in the State of Tennessee, why are you making more when there is not one concerning transpeople and bathrooms. They’ve been using the toilet of their choice forever. Stop this ridiculous waste of tax payer money and your time that should better be spent on worthwhile matters. Stop trying to bibletize the state. There is a separation of church and state for good reason. Keep it that way. Jimbeau Hinson 380 Houston Fielder Rd Clarksville, TN. 37043 and I also own a home in Nashville. So what I think matters to you.

    No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination!

    On the evening of May 17, The Tennessean and The Commercial Appeal reported that legislators are considering a special legislative session to take up a new effort to pass a statewide anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  Sign YOUR name to the statement below and we'll deliver your signatures to legislative leaders:

    1,073 signatures

    Dear Speaker Ramsey and Speaker Harwell:

    We oppose a special legislative session to consider an anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  It is never justified to spend the state's time and money to advance discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • signed No Discrimination in Federal Contracts! 2016-05-08 09:56:39 -0500
    With liberty and justice for all… finally!

    No Discrimination in Federal Contracts!

    In late April the U.S. House Armed Services Committee voted to undo President Obama's non-discrimination executive orders for federal contracts via the Russell amendment.  This amendment is part of the National Defense Authorization Act. 

    Removal of the President's executive orders on non-discrimination would be a disaster for LGBT people in states like Tennessee that lack employment protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity. 

    Please, sign this petition to Tennessee's two U.S. Senators and nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives and we will make sure copies are sent to their offices.

    554 signatures

    Dear Senators Alexander and Corker and Representatives Roe, Duncan, Fleischmann, Desjarlais, Cooper, Black, Blackburn, Fincher, and Cohen:

    We oppose the Russell amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act and similar efforts to reverse President Obama's executive orders on employment non-discrimination for federal contractors.  Protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is important to Tennesseans.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • endorsed 2016-04-26 11:50:40 -0500
    God made us all. Stop using religion to discriminate. God is watching.

    Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee

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    On April 18, 2016 about 30 pastors shamefully stood in Legislative Plaza and spoke in favor of the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  And religion was used to advance the counseling discrimination bill.  Many more clergy across Tennessee publicly opposed both bills.

    Whether you're religious or not, aren't you tired of religion being used to support discrimination in our laws?  If so, endorse this statement:

    We oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law.  To use religion to divide us in our public life violates the spirit of the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions, does harm to the people of Tennessee, and brings scandal to religion.

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  • signed Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912 2016-04-22 11:11:23 -0500
    Its way past time TN stop the religious bigots from using TN laws to legally abuse other Tennesseans.

    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.

    2,097 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.

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414 2016-04-15 15:41:55 -0500
    You were elected to govern… not shame. Stop this insanity. Let these children be who they are and not subjected to ridicule or bullying of any sorts for any reason, much less where they go to the bathroom.

    Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414

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    Sign this NEW petition urging Governor Bill Haslam to keep listening to the voices opposed to the anti-transgender student bathroom bill!

    1,534 signatures

    Governor Haslam, please continue to oppose HB2414 and listen to the voices of transgender students and the business community speaking out against the bill.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414 2016-04-01 11:19:36 -0500
    Do the right thing by all the people you represent. Forcing people to use one bathroom over another is hurtful in and of itself but it’s also dangerous for trans people to be forced to walk into a men’s restroom dressed in the female attire they fell is who they really are inside. Such a simple thing. Such a crazy thing for politicians to use as a tool to ram their so called religious beliefs down the rest of our throats. Stop supporting the insanity.

    Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414

    Please, join us in encouraging Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to fight against this attack on transgender students.

    985 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We call on you to do everything in your power to lobby against passage of SB2387/HB2414, the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  We also ask that you VETO the bill if it reaches your desk. 

    The bill endangers vulnerable students and it risks significant U.S. Department of Education funds to Tennessee.  If this bill became law, the enforcement would be a nightmare for school districts across the state. 

    Show the world that Tennessee is a welcoming state.  Thank you for considering our views.

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