VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill

 

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

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.

Who's signing

Steven Hollingsworth
Mollie Wilkins
Brandy Kincaid
Megan Hoeksema
James H. Banker Sr
Syeda Tahsin
Christina Whitley
4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Michael Ward
    signed 2016-04-06 13:48:33 -0500
    The good people of Tennessee should set an example for the South
  • Steven Hollingsworth
    signed 2016-04-06 13:43:41 -0500
    Steven Hollingsworth
  • Annmari Lundin
    signed 2016-04-06 13:43:08 -0500
  • John DeLozier
    signed 2016-04-06 13:41:44 -0500
  • Adriane King
    signed 2016-04-06 13:40:45 -0500
    I don’t believe our legislators are qualified to legislate the mental health profession in any way.
  • Alice Burleson
    signed 2016-04-06 13:39:24 -0500
  • Mollie Wilkins
    signed via 2016-04-06 13:39:23 -0500
  • Brandy Kincaid
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 13:39:05 -0500
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  • Jason Lane
    signed 2016-04-06 13:38:41 -0500
  • Brandy Kincaid
    signed via 2016-04-06 13:38:35 -0500
  • Megan Hoeksema
    signed via 2016-04-06 13:38:31 -0500
  • James H. Banker Sr
    signed via 2016-04-06 13:35:41 -0500
  • Nikki Bronx
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 13:32:23 -0500
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  • Nikki Bronx
    @Luvv4Lovato tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-06 13:32:19 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/veto_hate_bill_1840_the_counseling_discrimination_bill?recruiter_id=55730
  • Nashville Cares
    @NashvilleCARES tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-06 13:31:24 -0500
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  • Syeda Tahsin
    signed 2016-04-06 13:31:02 -0500
  • Doug Alexander
    signed 2016-04-06 13:30:55 -0500
    Governor Haslam, Please don’t let you gubernatorial legacy be one of promoting discrimination. Please veto this bill.
  • Joyce McDaniel
    signed 2016-04-06 13:30:07 -0500
    Joyce McDaniel
  • Erin Andrews
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 13:28:38 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Erin Andrews
    signed 2016-04-06 13:27:47 -0500
  • Jennifer Westmoreland
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 13:27:07 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Jennifer Westmoreland
    signed 2016-04-06 13:26:53 -0500
    Please please do the right thing and veto this bill of hate please!
  • Laura Anderson
    signed 2016-04-06 13:26:47 -0500
  • Kristi Moore
    signed via 2016-04-06 13:25:23 -0500
  • Tom Cogburn
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 13:25:05 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Christina Whitley
    signed via 2016-04-06 13:24:56 -0500
  • Tom Cogburn
    signed 2016-04-06 13:24:52 -0500
  • Dawn Bennett
    signed 2016-04-06 13:23:02 -0500
    Gov. Haslam,

    My child’s very life depends on the veto of this bill. Please, Sir. If you don’t have a LGBTQ child, you simply would not understand. Please veto.
  • jeff gade
    signed 2016-04-06 13:20:47 -0500
    Jeff D Gade
  • Jessica Hale
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 13:19:45 -0500
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