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

4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • Wendolyn Ebbert
    signed via 2016-04-28 11:00:38 -0500
    Wendolyn Ebbert
  • David Maglito
    signed 2016-04-28 10:44:48 -0500
  • Hannah Hassan
    signed 2016-04-28 07:09:28 -0500
  • Will Brummett
    signed 2016-04-27 23:57:20 -0500
  • Gail Edwards
    signed via 2016-04-27 23:56:43 -0500
  • Ryan French
    signed via 2016-04-27 21:49:40 -0500
  • Julie Anderson
    signed via 2016-04-27 21:33:24 -0500
  • Caroline Stophel
    signed 2016-04-27 21:11:32 -0500
    Caroline Stophel
  • Susan Wingard
    signed 2016-04-27 20:44:37 -0500
    Susan Wingard
  • John Newman
    signed 2016-04-27 20:25:27 -0500
  • Adam Tilson
    signed via 2016-04-27 19:48:47 -0500
    Fuck. This.
  • Nikki Guthrie
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 19:43:38 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Nikki Guthrie
    signed 2016-04-27 19:42:46 -0500
  • Michelle Shackelford
    signed 2016-04-27 19:01:56 -0500
    As an aspiring counselor, I find it appalling to think that my colleagues would have the right to turn someone away from getting mental health help simply because he or she disagrees with a person’s gender orientation or whatever variable one could find. Discrimination should be illegal, not legalized. Legalizing this action only takes us further away from justice.
  • Anna Davis
    signed 2016-04-27 18:29:56 -0500
  • Andy Vinson
    signed 2016-04-27 18:05:06 -0500
    This is a joke to our state and the entire country.
  • Ben Riddell
    signed 2016-04-27 18:03:03 -0500
  • Danielle Talley
    signed 2016-04-27 17:37:53 -0500
  • Jeff Cuellar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 17:32:15 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Jeff Cuellar
    @j_cuellar tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-27 17:32:10 -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=66516
  • Jeff Cuellar
    signed 2016-04-27 17:31:10 -0500
  • Hannah Bubp
    signed 2016-04-27 17:29:43 -0500
  • Hannah Houser
    signed 2016-04-27 17:10:57 -0500
  • Catherine Hill
    signed via 2016-04-27 11:14:58 -0500
    Bring this bill to a screeching halt.
  • Barbara Owens
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-27 09:38:52 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Barbara Owens
    @baowens0948 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-27 09:38:49 -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=25988
  • Barbara Owens
    signed 2016-04-27 09:38:28 -0500
    Let professionals do the jobs they are trained to do! In my counseling degree, we were trained to be objective & not let our personal beliefs interfere with our ability to help someone.
  • Amy Willingham
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 16:04:07 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Amy Willingham
    @AmyWillingham1 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-26 16:04:05 -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=66252
  • Amy Willingham
    signed 2016-04-26 16:03:01 -0500
    Please veto this legislation that would only prove to bring more discrimination. The code of ethics already covers this issue and further legislation is simply an attempt to dress up hate in flowery language.

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