Ask the Governor to Veto the Bill to Bring Back the Electric Chair!

If you are opposed to bringing back the electric chair in Tennessee, please call the Governor’s office at (615) 741-2001 TODAY and leave a message asking Gov. Haslam to veto HB 2476 / SB 2580.

This bill would make the electric chair the default method of execution if lethal injection drugs are unavailable for any reason. A last-minute amendment to the bill would make this legislation retroactive, which means that we could face an execution by electrocution as early as October 7!

Today is the last day for the governor to sign the bill, abstain from signing (in which case it will still become law, since it passed in the House and Senate), or to veto the bill.

Many lawyers agree that it would be unconstitutional to make the legislation retroactive.  This is our chance to encourage Governor Haslam to do the right thing, and to veto the bill now in order to avoid long and costly litigation later.

If you are on facebook, you can follow this action at https://www.facebook.com/events/726917673997135/  Please post a message on the facebook page after you call!

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One thought on “Ask the Governor to Veto the Bill to Bring Back the Electric Chair!

  1. Tennessee Public Schools hit over 14,000 children k-12 each year, known as corporal pain punishment, legal and protected by 1977 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 19 states today, even against written parental prohibition, prohibited in Nashville schools and schools in 31 states and prohibited by federal law in ALL U.S. prisons. Please Sign and Share Petition http://chn.ge/QaERCo to congress to enact “The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act” to withhold federal funding from educational institutions that allow corporal punishment of students, featuring 30 minute Documentary Movie “The Board of Education” by Jared Abrams exposing the brutally violent truth about corporal punishment in U.S. Schools.

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