Hateful Speech by County Commissioner Barry West

Coffee County Commissioner Barry West (D) posted a comment on his facebook page on Saturday stating “HOW TO WINK AT A MUSLIM” followed by an image of a double-barrel shot gun. This is a hate filled post targeted at Muslims and is not acceptable from anyone, let alone someone holding a public office! Contact Commissioner Barry West and let him know this is NOT acceptable and we demand an apology. 
Phone number: (931)728-9402
Email: barryew@charter.net 
Statement from Coffee County Mayor David Pennington: “As the Mayor of Coffee County I apologize to …

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Unity Picnic in Support of Murfreesboro!

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Contact Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope Now!

Ask Attorney Jim Cope to Support Religious Equality!

Yesterday with our collective effort, Rutherford County officials received numerous calls and e-mails in support of the Muslim community in Murfreesboro. Today, we are asking our network to please contact the Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope. Please ask Mr. Cope to appeal Judge Robert Corlew’s decision that revoked the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro’s building permit and to ensure that religious equality is preserved in Tennessee.

Click Here to contact Attorney Jim Cope today!  

Below are other action …

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Islamic Center of Mufreesboro: Call the Rutherford County Mayor & ask county lawyers appeal the decision to halt construction

As you may have heard, yesterday a Rutherford County Judge ordered that construction to the new Murfreesboro mosque must come to a halt. However, today the County stated that they will not issue a cease work order anytime soon. Below are action steps that you can partake in to ensure that religious equality is preserved in Tennessee. We have a limited amount of time to take action. Please help in anyway you can.

Please call the Mayor and ask him to have his county lawyers …

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Ask Congress to End Indefinite Detention Today!

Last year, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), codifying indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history. The NDAA’s dangerous detention provisions authorizes the president to order the military to pick up and indefinitely imprison people captured anywhere in the world.

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee began its consideration of this year’s NDAA this week. The 2013 NDAA includes a misleading section that safeguards “habeas corpus rights,” the right to petition the courts …

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2012 Legislative Wrap Up

The 2012 legislative session has finally come to an end. What an exciting year it has been for us. Just as we launched the American Center for Outreach (ACO), the legislative session went into full throttle. Several dozen bills were introduced immediately that would have affected our community. However, as an outcome of last year’s mobilization and ACO’s continued lobbying presences, lawmakers reconsidered many costly and divisive legislation that had no benefit for Tennesseans.

Below you will find descriptions of the major …

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Sample Letter to Governor Haslam Asking to Veto SB3345/HB3540

Subject Line: Please Veto SB3345/HB 3540!

Dear Governor Haslam:

I am writing to respectfully request that you veto SB3345 by Ketron/HB3540 by Matheny. As originally introduced, SB3345/HB3540 would prevent any noncitizen from being involved in a charter school; in its current form, the bill establishes arbitrary restrictions on the nationality and ethnicity of teachers, regardless of their qualifications or suitability for the subject matter. Even though the bill has been amended extensively, we are extremely concerned about the unintended consequences and possible federal Title VI …

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