Agendas Take Shape for Legislative Session

Jan 18, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Tennessee Republicans go into the current Tennessee General Assembly firmly in control of both the House and Senate, and with a clear legislative agenda.

They’re not the only ones. Political action groups with a wide range of interests are also gearing up for the session.

In an email release yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Executive Director Hedy Weinberg outlined her organization’s top concerns. The ACLU’s number one goal for the session is the repeal of Tennessee’s new voter photo ID law. Weinberg contends the law disenfranchises minorities, seniors and students.

Weinberg says the ACLU in Tennessee will also focus on the so-called “Don’t Say Gay in School” bill.

Weinberg notes the bill has already passed the Senate, and says she’ll work to stop it in the House Education Subcommittee, which meets to discuss the bill beginning today.