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

Molly Preston
Chelsea Vitale
Justine Coury
Keith Burke
Dana La Scola
Anna Starling
Denise Hebert
holly house
christina moore
Dominique Coulibaly
Rev. Anthony Commarata
David Ames
4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Molly Preston
    @Prestonbuttons tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-19 13:23:53 -0500
    I signed, it's your turn. 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=68430
  • Molly Preston
    signed via 2016-05-19 13:22:15 -0500
  • Chelsea Vitale
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 13:08:12 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Chelsea Vitale
    @Cdunkadooballz tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-19 13:08:10 -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=68428
  • Chelsea Vitale
    signed via 2016-05-19 13:07:09 -0500
  • Justine Marie
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 12:57:47 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Justine Coury
    signed 2016-05-19 12:57:26 -0500
    This bill is a disgrace. Read this article maybe you will change your mind too. https://theboeskool.com/2016/04/08/tennessees-religious-freedom-bill-is-going-to-kill-kids/
  • Keith Burke
    signed 2016-05-13 10:25:24 -0500
  • Dana La Scola
    signed 2016-05-12 20:01:04 -0500
    As governor, it is your responsibility to uphold the rights and welfare of the community you serve. However, your agenda has contradicted the role and responsibilities of government and therapists. It is with great concern that you, as governor, aimed and directed your political power towards the detriment of a population instead of handling the real issue; the greater issue at hand; the unethical acts of a therapist. As a citizen of the community in which you govern, I question your ethics & decision making after providing therapists protection to unethically contradict the philosophy, purpose, agenda, and goals of therapy INSTEAD of challenging the future of said therapists careers after bringing you damning confessions of their inability to provide unbiased counseling due to their own agendas and personal beliefs. You have shown not only Tennesseans, but the nation, that common sense is not common anymore.
  • Anna Starling
    signed via 2016-05-12 17:27:25 -0500
  • Denise Hebert
    signed 2016-05-10 06:55:05 -0500
    Protect the children!
  • holly house
    signed via 2016-05-10 03:09:35 -0500
    holly house
  • christina moore
    signed via 2016-05-07 12:11:33 -0500
  • Justin Cornett
    signed 2016-05-07 08:26:57 -0500
  • Dominique Coulibaly
    signed 2016-05-05 15:52:30 -0500
  • Anthony Commarata
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-03 07:22:15 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Anthony Commarata
    @acommarata tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-03 07:22:11 -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=32622
  • Rev. Anthony Commarata
    signed via 2016-05-03 07:21:47 -0500
  • Nancy Beckerman
    signed 2016-04-30 22:06:25 -0500
  • Julie Dembo
    signed 2016-04-30 09:55:14 -0500
    Julie H Dembo
  • Duncan Mok
    signed 2016-04-30 09:17:15 -0500
  • Amy Epperly
    signed 2016-04-29 20:40:57 -0500
    This shouldn’t be an issue, it should be a given.
  • Monica Mattox
    signed 2016-04-29 12:58:24 -0500
    Monica Mattox
  • John Danley
  • Tj Jackson
    signed 2016-04-29 02:52:24 -0500
    Tj R. Jackson
  • David Ames
    signed 2016-04-28 21:50:50 -0500
  • Tracy Heart
    signed 2016-04-28 15:33:25 -0500
  • McKenzie Wampler
    signed 2016-04-28 13:20:08 -0500
  • carla bradshaw
    signed 2016-04-28 12:59:13 -0500
  • Wendolyn Ebbert
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 11:02:38 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill

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