Alex Pierce

  • signed No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination! 2016-05-22 20:20:12 -0500
    Please don’t legislate legal discrimination

    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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  • endorsed 2016-04-22 04:22:27 -0500
    This is a dangerous slippery slope. Next Islamist will be able to not issue a driver’s license to women. That is the smallest of the problems if we continue to use any religion to RESTRICT human rights.

    The entire constitution is based on granting people rights, and restricting government.

    If we begin down this dangerous path, it opens up Pandora’s box in a way that will be hard to undo.

    Tread carefully when you begin to restrict the rights of a single group of individuals. Next is another group, then a wider net… when will it stop?

    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 VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-09 04:18:31 -0500
    I served in the US Army Special Forces for 12 years.

    Registered republican for 30 years

    I did not serve this great country because of ability to discriminate, but for our ability to work together and unify as one country with many different people.

    To legislate ‘hate’ or any discrimination (as we have done before with people of color for years/decades) is not really American. One has the right to practice any religion they wish, but it is not the country that tolerates discrimination.

    Imagine a muslim man working at the DMV and not issuing drivers licenses to females. We can see the slippery slope from here if we allow religion to change the laws of the free-land. America is Great, lets keep it that way!

    Alex Pierce PA-C (Army SF Medic & Communications Sergent 1983-1996)

    VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill

     

    Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.

    4,239 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We urge you to veto HB1840, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on the counselor's biases and values.  This bill puts the focus on the desires of counselors rather than on the needs of clients, damaging the counseling profession and putting clients at risk. 

    An anti-bullying amendment was stripped from the bill in the House Health Committee leaving youth vulnerable in areas where mental health services are not widely available.

    Thank you for considering our views.

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