What’s Going On

[From Workers Against Racism]

According to a 2016 amendment to the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act (THPA), a supermajority vote from the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) has the final say in the removal of monuments & memorials off state property.

On Tuesday, March 9th, generations of activists & organizers won a major victory, as decades of pressure forced the THC to vote 25 to 1 (her name is Joanne Cullom Moore) to remove the bust.

The plot twist: Lt. Gov Randy McNally & his Hydra-bro House Speaker Cameron Sexton have taken on the Lost Cause of the lawsuit initiated last August by neo-confederate hate group Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), claiming that the State Capitol Commission – the filers of the original THPA waiver – did not even have the right to do so. 

Today we will leverage each other in making calls to spread the word on this dastardly duo’s plans!

How To Get Involved

How can I contact Lt. Gov McNally?

Mail: Office of Lt. Gov. McNally – 425 Rep. John Lewis Way N. Suite 600 Cordell Hull Bldg. Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-741-6806

Email: [email protected]

How can I contact House Speaker Sexton?

Mail: Office of House Speaker Sexton – 425 Rep. John Lewis Way N. Suite 700 Cordell Hull Bldg. Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-741-2343

Email: [email protected]

Sample Script:

My name is [NAME] and I’m a Tennessee resident reaching out to you today to let you know how disappointed I was to learn that you have not allowed the relocation of the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the State Capitol to continue as voted on overwhelmingly by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

I’m asking you to please allow the relocation to continue as originally scheduled.