Vote Yes on Amendment 2

September 04, 2014 1:29 PM | Anonymous

TLAW is pleased to endorse the passage of Amendment 2, an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that will strengthen the voice of Tennesseans in selecting our appellate court judges.

 We hope you will Vote YES on 2 to help ensure we get fair and impartial judges held accountable to the people of Tennessee.

 Amendment 2 keeps the best parts of our current system and adds new checks and balances by:

  • ·         Continuing to trust the Governor we elect to appoint the most qualified persons as appellate judges,
  • ·         Adding a new layer of accountability by having our elected State Senators and Representatives confirm or reject the Governor’s appointees, and
  • ·         Most importantly, protecting the right of Tennesseans to vote to keep or fire the judges at the end of their respective terms.


Amendment 2 is strongly supported by voters and leaders in both political parties from every corner our state, including: Governor Bill Haslam, former Governor Phil Bredesen, former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, former Governor Winfield Dunn, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Speaker Beth Harwell, House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton, Jr., Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Hamilton Country Mayor Jim Coppinger, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, large majorities in the State House and Senate who voted to place Amendment 2 on the ballot, and many more.                  

Top organizations from across the political spectrum have joined us in endorsing Amendment 2, including the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Tennessee Sheriffs Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Bankers Association, League of Women Voters, Fraternal Order of Police, Women’s Political Collaborative, Tennessee Business Roundtable, Tennessee Hospital Association, Beacon Center of Tennessee, TLAW and many others.

Help us spread the word by talking to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and telling them to Vote YES on 2! Election Day is November 4, 2014, and early voting begins October 15, 2014.


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