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

Katherine L'Esperance
Samantha Spencer
T. Foote
Garrett Keller
Andrew Brandon
Kelly Cornacchia
Chandler Martin
Emily Brown
Raymond Ingraham
Katherine Harris
luke Sciulli
Todd Ryser-Oatman
Katherine Cascio
Whitney Black
Anthony Randazzo
4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Joan Pace
    signed 2016-04-20 09:50:27 -0500
  • Katherine L'Esperance
    signed 2016-04-20 09:33:31 -0500
  • Samantha Spencer
    signed 2016-04-19 22:35:43 -0500
  • Teresa Foote
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 19:40:18 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • T. Foote
    signed 2016-04-19 19:39:46 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill.
  • Grace Chartier
    signed 2016-04-19 18:49:02 -0500
    Counselors are ethically bound to advocate for thier clients. As a therapist in training, I am speaking out against this bill would allow licensed counselors to discriminate against lgbt and other vulnerable groups.
  • Jarrod Hall
    signed via 2016-04-19 16:44:05 -0500
  • Garrett Keller
    signed via 2016-04-19 16:01:56 -0500
  • Alexandra Elliot
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 15:40:47 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Barbara Sonner
    signed 2016-04-19 15:20:49 -0500
  • Andrew Brandon
    signed via 2016-04-19 15:15:44 -0500
  • Kelly Cornacchia
    signed via 2016-04-19 15:13:19 -0500
  • Chandler Martin
    signed via 2016-04-19 15:05:38 -0500
  • Emily Brown
    signed 2016-04-19 15:03:50 -0500
  • Ray Ingraham
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 14:58:48 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Ray Ingraham
    @SirEviscerate tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-19 14:58:45 -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=64745
  • Raymond Ingraham
    signed 2016-04-19 14:58:05 -0500
    This is a shameful, targeted attempt to remove mental health services from a group proven to have higher rates of suicide. It’s not an exaggeration to say such laws create stronger feelings of alienation, and people will die if it is allowed to pass.


    Businesses such as Amazon and Volkswagen would be justified considering pulling up stakes and going elsewhere in response to such bald-faced ignorance.


    Do the right thing for your state and its people.


    Raymond G Ingraham II
  • Katherine Harris
    signed 2016-04-19 14:56:20 -0500
  • Jessica Staley
    signed 2016-04-19 14:52:04 -0500
  • luke Sciulli
    signed 2016-04-19 14:38:07 -0500
  • Jonathan Ryser-Oatman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 13:57:37 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Todd Ryser-Oatman
    signed 2016-04-19 13:56:59 -0500
  • Katherine Cascio
    signed 2016-04-19 13:51:05 -0500
    As a counselor, I DO NOT support this form of legal discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
  • Tyler Bradstreet
    signed 2016-04-19 13:34:33 -0500
  • Whitney Black
    signed 2016-04-19 13:18:30 -0500
  • Mar Ina
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 11:47:29 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Mar Ina
    @gkcpsycha tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-19 11:47:27 -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=64706
  • Marina Khan
    signed 2016-04-19 11:47:10 -0500
  • Mary Z Anderson
    signed 2016-04-19 11:03:58 -0500
  • Anthony Randazzo
    signed 2016-04-19 10:12:33 -0500
    Governor Haslam,


    As someone who has relationships with mental health professionals and their students, I would like to make it clear that this bill would be a detriment to the work that they do on an every day basis. They treat LGBTQIA patients often and are able to provide them the help that they need to continue leading mentally healthy lives. This bill is a document of hate that has no place being part of any governing body’s law. Please veto it. Thank you.

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