Your resistance to the Slate of Hate in Tennessee IS having an effect, but we can't stop yet. Here's where the bills are and what you can do.
1. Moving. HB836, the discriminatory adoption bill, advanced from a House subcommittee and is up in the House Judiciary Committee this Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
-Be a presence against the bill and Wear RED to the committee hearing. RSVP and learn more at the link.
-Make calls to the committee members who will vote on the bill and urge them to vote NO. Use this list and script.
-Email the whole House Judiciary Committee with this easy form.
2. Amended. HB1151, the anti-transgender locker room bill, was amended in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee last week to remove everything after the enacting clause in the bill, which means the portions of the bill targeting the transgender community. We need to monitor the amended bill throughout the process to make sure the amendment sticks. It is up for discussion in the same House Judiciary Committee meeting at 12:30 on Wednesday where the adoption discrimination bill is up for a vote. RSVP at the link.
3. Delayed. HB563, the Business License to Discriminate bill, was delayed last week after discussion on the House floor. We expect it to be up for a vote on Thursday.
-Find your State Representative by giving your street address at this link and then call your representative and say, "My name is ______________ from ______________. I am calling to ask Representative ________________ to vote NO on HB563 on the House floor. It takes important tools away from local governments and results in taxpayer funded discrimination. Thank you."