Raegan Dooley signed Defend Diversity at UT-Knoxville: Veto SB1912 2016-04-28 08:40:23 -0500This bill is a farce at best, and a catastrophe in reality. What the government seems to fail to realize is not only that America is not a Christian country “Separation of church and state?” but also that we are not the only country in the world. Other nations see our actions and are horrified.
This is the same within our own country. North Carolina learned this the hard way, with dozens of businesses, musicians, and organizations pulling out of the state due to the recent laws passed. If Tennessee passes this bill we will be on the fast track to lose major economic opportunities as well as violating several common Human Rights.
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.