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Vote NO on SB659/HB1535 and HB800 on April 7

Dear [title] [last name],

April 7 is an important day for the future of instruction in Tennessee. On that day, the Senate and House Education committees will consider SB659/HB1535 banning supplemental instructional materials not approved by the State Board of Education.

In addition, the House Education Instruction Committee will take up HB800 that bans textbooks and instructional materials related to the LGBTQ community. 

Because you are a member of one of these committees, I am asking you to vote NO on these bills.  Whatever their intent, the effect of both bills is the same--erasing LGBTQ people from history, literature, health, the arts, etc. and hampering teachers with unwelcome restrictions. 

Please, let teachers teach and stop advancing bills that stigmatize LGBTQ students, a population that already has inadequate resources and unique challenges in our state.

Thank you for considering my views.

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summary

There are several curriculum bills that the Legislature is considering on April 7. HB800 outright bans LGBTQ content in textbooks and instructional materials. SB659/HB1535 bans the use of supplemental materials not approved by state board of education. This campaign covers those bills.

who will receive your email?

Joey Hensley Senator

Kirk Haston Representative

Brian Kelsey Senator

Mike Bell Senator

Sam McKenzie Representative

Mike Sparks Representative

Jon Lundberg Senator

Raumesh Akbari Senator

Torrey Harris Representative

Rusty Crowe Senator

Ferrell Haile Senator

Bill Powers Senator

Vincent Dixie Representative

Iris Rudder Representative

Todd Warner Representative

Mark White Representative

Dawn White Senator

Debra Moody Representative

Tim Hicks Representative

Rep. Parkinson Representative

Terri Weaver Representative

Scott Cepicky Representative

Eddie Mannis Representative

why sign?

  • These bills stigmatize LGBTQ students. That's the last thing we need in Tennessee.
  • The state needs to let teachers teach, not hamper them with more restrictions.