A bill has been filed in the State Legislature in Nashville which would take away free National Guard License plates for enlisted members of the Tennessee National Guard. Senate Bill 37 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, 2 March at 1230 hours CST. I strongly encourage all enlisted Soldiers/Airmen to contact your State Senator prior to this time and state your opposition to this Bill; below is the contact information for the members of this committee. Right now, these are the people to focus on. If you do not live in one of the Counties listed with a corresponding committee member, you should contact the Bill Sponsor, Senator Mike Faulk, listed at the bottom of the list and let him know of your opposition to this Bill. If your Senator is on this committee I urge you to contact your Senator and Senator Mike Faulk. You can either email or call your Senator. A suggested script is also attached. It is going to be much easier to kill this Bill in one committee with 9 members than to let it get out and have to address it with 132 members. It is important that you participate in this effort. If we lose this benefit we will likely never get it back. Please share this with all your enlisted members. Let’s team up and kill this bill!
IF YOU LIVE IN THIS COUNTY CALL OR EMAIL THIS SENATOR 800-449-8366 EMAIL
RUTHERFORD OR BEDFORD JIM TRACY EXT 11066 email@example.com
HAMBLEN, GREENE, OR COCKE STEVE SOUTHERLAND EXT 13851 firstname.lastname@example.org
FENTRESS, SCOTT, CAMPBELL, MORGAN, ROANE OR RHEA KEN YAGER EXT 11449 email@example.com
MONTGOMERY, CHEATHAM OR HOUSTON TIM BARNES EXT 12374 firstname.lastname@example.org
MACON, CLAY, TROUSDALE, WILSON, SMITH, DEKALB OR CANNON MAE BEAVERS EXT 12421 email@example.com
MARION OR HAMILTON ANDY BERKE EXT 16682 firstname.lastname@example.org
CROCKETT, HAYWOOD, FAYETTE, HARDEMAN, CHESTER, MCNAIRY, HARDIN OR WAYNE DOLORES GRESHAM EXT 12368 email@example.com
DAVIDSON DOUG HENRY EXT 13291 firstname.lastname@example.org
RUTHERFORD, MAURY, MARSHALL OR LINCOLN BILL KETRON EXT 16853 email@example.com
ANYWHERE IN TENNESSEE MIKE FAULK — THIS IS THE BILL SPONSOR EXT 12061 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUGGESTED SCRIPT FOR CALLS/EMAILS TO SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Hi, my name is and I am an enlisted member (or a pissed off citizen) of
the Tennessee National Guard. I live in County and I’m
contacting you about Senate Bill 37, which would take away free
National Guard license plates for enlisted members. This bill is
on the calendar for the March 2nd meeting of the Senate
Transportation Committee. I am very opposed to this bill, which will be
taking away an important benefit from almost 13,000 Tennesseans. I
am asking you to vote against it.
(Thank whomever you speak with and ask them to pass your message along to their member; they may want to take your name and phone number, possibly your address as well.)
NOTE: If you opt to email instead of call, be sure to include your complete home address so they will know you live in their district; feel free to use the above script in the body of your email.