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

Teresa Lively
Rosabelle Gorman
Rachel Soroka
Samantha Le Vine
Jane Barry
Michael Jalbert
Drielle Bondura
Molly Martin
Hailey Zuvers
Erin Ezell
Catie Blackwood
4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Lindsey Murkette
    signed via 2017-06-06 08:22:33 -0500
  • Teresa Lively
    signed via 2017-05-03 09:39:02 -0500
  • Rosabelle Gorman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-02 09:34:12 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Rosabelle Gorman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-02 09:34:11 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Rosabelle Gorman
    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!
  • Rachel Soroka
    signed 2017-04-10 16:00:28 -0500
  • Samantha Le Vine
    signed via 2017-03-02 22:28:40 -0600
  • Jean Thompson
    signed via 2017-03-02 08:34:33 -0600
  • Kathy Story
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-02 08:16:26 -0600
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Kathy Story
    signed 2017-03-02 08:15:58 -0600
  • Jane Barry
    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
  • Peggy Daffron
    signed 2017-02-13 10:38:44 -0600
  • Rufus Morison
    signed 2016-12-22 15:44:45 -0600
  • Suzanne Bateman
    signed 2016-12-05 17:07:20 -0600
  • Jasen Bradley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-19 19:34:12 -0600
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Jasen Bradley
    signed via 2016-11-19 19:33:52 -0600
  • Karen Walker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-18 09:41:38 -0600
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Karen Walker
    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.
  • Michael Jalbert
    signed 2016-11-17 18:56:36 -0600
  • Scott Bryant
    signed 2016-11-11 12:09:07 -0600
  • Sarah LaPidus
    signed 2016-11-08 16:51:49 -0600
    Sarah LaPidus
  • Drielle Bondura
    signed 2016-11-08 10:44:01 -0600
  • Molly Martin
    signed 2016-11-08 10:43:56 -0600
  • Hailey Zuvers
    signed 2016-11-08 10:43:41 -0600
  • Erin Ezell
    signed 2016-11-08 10:43:34 -0600
  • Morgan Dickerson
    signed 2016-11-08 10:43:21 -0600
  • Catie Blackwood
    signed 2016-11-08 10:43:19 -0600
  • Arniecia Hinds
    signed 2016-11-08 10:43:15 -0600
  • Jordan Longstaff
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-10 20:02:13 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Jordan Longstaff
    signed 2016-10-10 20:01:55 -0500

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