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.

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  • signed via 2017-05-03 09:39:02 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-02 09:34:12 -0500
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  • signed 2017-05-02 09:33:59 -0500
    Governor,

    Counseling access is vital to the health of our fellow Tennesseans. Please don’t let bias and prejudices effect who can be treated. The fewer practitioners there are available in a community the harder it will be for at risk Tennesseans to find treatment. Please stand up for our communities!
  • signed 2017-04-10 16:00:28 -0500
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-02 08:16:26 -0600
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • signed 2017-03-02 08:15:58 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-14 11:41:53 -0600
    Such “laws” as this will lead to more and more discrimination. Do not take Tennessee back in time. America cannot stand with laws such as this
  • signed 2017-02-13 10:38:44 -0600
  • signed 2016-12-22 15:44:45 -0600
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-19 19:34:12 -0600
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  • signed via 2016-11-19 19:33:52 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-18 09:41:38 -0600
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  • signed 2016-11-18 09:40:18 -0600
    Please veto this bill. We don’t need anymore hate and discrimination toward those with mental illness.
  • signed 2016-11-17 18:56:36 -0600
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  • signed 2016-11-08 16:51:49 -0600
    Sarah LaPidus
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-10 20:02:13 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • signed 2016-10-10 20:01:55 -0500
  • signed via 2016-09-22 16:26:41 -0500

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