Tennessee SB39 would ban the use of specified military equipment in the state, effectively blocking the Pentagon 1033 program that has been militarizing local police. It must pass successfully through the Senate Judiciary Committee before it can receive a vote in the full senate.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support SB39.

1. Call the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Brian Kelsey. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
NOTE: He is the bill sponsor, thank him for introducing this bill.

(615) 741-3036

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on SB39.

Doug Overbey (R) 1st Vice Chair (615) 741-0981
Janice Bowling (R) 2nd Vice Chair 615-741-6694
Mike Bell (R) (615) 741-1946
Todd Gardenhire (R) (615) 741-6682
Lee Harris (D) (615) 741-1767
Sara Kyle (D) (615) 741-4167
Kerry Roberts (R) (615) 741-4499
John Stevens (R) (615) 741-4576

3.   Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days.   Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

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