Sign-On Statement on Anti-Muslim Rallies Oct. 9th & 10th

Sign-On Statement on Anti-Muslim Rallies Oct. 9th & 10th

As proud Americans and as people of faith and/or supporters of social justice we collectively oppose this weekend’s anti-Muslim protests which are deceivingly named the Global Rally for Humanity. This toxic display of ignorance, fear and intimidation is antithetical to American values.

Several of the individuals leading this effort are calling for protesters to show up armed, in “open carry” fashion. This means that — by design — entire families could be subjected to frightening confrontations with angry, gun wielding protesters.

The Facebook page promoting these events gives very clear …

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Anti-Bullying Policies in School

SB 1124 by *Kyle (HB 0927 by *Camper)

As introduced, expands definition of harassment and bullying in schools to include conduct based on actual or perceived demographic traits, requires review of anti-bullying policies at least once every three years, clarifies that such policies apply to students, school staff and volunteers. – Amends TCA Title 49.

This bill has been taken off notice in the House Education Committee on 4/1/14. 

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Impact of Laws on Diversity

SB 0740 by *Tate ( HB 1231 by *Turner J)

As introduced, upon request of a member of the general assembly, directs the fiscal review committee to include within a fiscal note an assessment of the bill’s impact on the diversity of individuals participating in state or local government. – Amends TCA Section 3-2-107.

This bill has been referred to the Senate State and Local Government Committee on 2/6/2013, and to the House State Government Committee on 2/26/2013.

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Anti-Bullying Policy in Schools

SB 1124 by *Kyle ( HB 0927 by *Camper)

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As introduced, expands definition of harassment and bullying in schools to include conduct based on actual or perceived demographic traits, requires review of anti-bullying policies at least once every three years, clarifies that such policies apply to students, school staff and volunteers. – Amends TCA Title 49.

This bill has been assigned to the Senate General Education Subcommittee calendar for 4/1/2013, and sent to the Department of Education in the House on 3/26/2013.

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