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State & Local Government Committee, vote NO on SB127

Please, vote NO on SB127 when it comes before the Senate State and Local Government Committee on February 28. 

The amendment offered on the Senate floor by the sponsor is a helpful step, but it doesn't go far enough.  The bill still ties the hands of state and local government in far-reaching ways.

The state government, counties, cities, and public school districts sometimes need to be able to use a business or nonprofit's HR and benefit policies in making contract and grant decisions.  Veteran hiring preferences could be endangered by this bill.  A school district's ability to award contracts to bus driving companies and janitorial companies that do stringent background checks could also be in danger.

With all the ways that state and local government engage in contracting and grant-making, the potential for this bill to disrupt legitimate public aims is inestimable.  Considering the fact that business groups have not asked for this bill, there is no justification for pursuing it.

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Vote NO on SB127

SB127 is up for a vote by the full Tennessee Senate on Monday afternoon. Contact YOUR State Senator using this form and tell them you don't want your state and local tax dollars used for discrimination.
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Thank you for SB127 deferral, vote NO on Wednesday morning.

SB127 was deferred in the TN Senate after some raised questions that received conflicting answers. Send another email to your senator to show you are watching and want the Senate to vote NO when the bill comes back up on Wednesday. Tennessee does not need a Business License to Discriminate law.
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I still oppose SB127. Please, vote NO on Thursday morning.

SB127 has been deferred 3 times because of YOUR pressure. It is finally up for a vote on Thursday morning. Use the form to contact YOUR state senator to stop the Business License to Discriminate bill.
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Vote NO on House Bill 54 on Wednesday

HB54 is the Business License to Discriminate bill. It takes tools away from state and local governments that help them have a more transparent contracting process. It opens the door for taxpayer-funded discrimination.