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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  • Jane Woodside
    signed via 2016-04-25 11:37:35 -0500
    Jack R. Woodside Jr.
  • Katherine King
    signed 2016-04-25 10:20:52 -0500
  • mandy stark
    signed 2016-04-24 21:42:50 -0500
  • Loise K Waller
    signed via 2016-04-24 16:12:08 -0500
    Loise K Waller
  • Dr. Ian Celis
    signed 2016-04-24 15:04:57 -0500
  • James Tabor
    signed 2016-04-24 13:57:30 -0500
  • Melody Vollman
    signed 2016-04-23 12:56:46 -0500
  • Anne Garcia
    signed 2016-04-23 12:28:10 -0500
  • James Edsell
    signed 2016-04-22 20:49:28 -0500
    This bill makes Tennessee looking foolish
  • Dr. John Ferguson
    signed 2016-04-22 16:26:48 -0500
  • Tori Knox-Rice
    signed 2016-04-22 12:14:30 -0500
  • Jennifer Robinson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-22 08:19:24 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Jennifer Robinson
    signed 2016-04-22 08:19:16 -0500
  • Kim Hudlet
    signed 2016-04-21 17:41:24 -0500
  • Carol Adams
    signed 2016-04-21 11:31:02 -0500
  • Gwen Holden
    signed 2016-04-21 11:03:14 -0500
  • Cala Gray
    signed via 2016-04-20 21:36:46 -0500
  • Amy Bucher
    signed 2016-04-20 18:48:19 -0500
    Legislators do not understand the counseling process enough to pass laws such as this. The mental health professions allow for individuals to refer, if they believe they will not be of help to a client. Please do not approve a bill that interferes with the practice of counseling. I am a psychologist and I know that people who are seeking help need to perceive mental health services as open and accepting. Passing bills that allow the religion of the therapist to take precedence over the needs of the vulnerable client will erect walls where walls should not exist.
  • Joe Mixon
    signed 2016-04-20 17:33:06 -0500
  • Melanie Wallace
    signed 2016-04-20 16:48:25 -0500
    The economic consequences of the passage of 1840 will be detrimental to Tennessee.
  • Lindsay Krause
    signed 2016-04-20 15:42:44 -0500
  • Lori Finley
    signed 2016-04-20 15:18:12 -0500
  • Mindy Windholz
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 15:10:13 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Mindy Windholz
    @writergirl75 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-20 15:10:10 -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=64980
  • Mindy Windholz
    signed 2016-04-20 15:09:06 -0500
  • Emily Squyres
    signed 2016-04-20 14:55:14 -0500
  • Blake Allan
    signed 2016-04-20 14:10:02 -0500
  • Timothy Stewart
    signed 2016-04-20 12:50:50 -0500
  • Hillary Warrington
    signed 2016-04-20 11:45:25 -0500
  • Joseph Hammer
    signed 2016-04-20 10:34:41 -0500

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