So, I emailed our governor to see where I should get started. He (his office) responded very quickly and the emails were super helpful. In order for the bill to be voted on, it needs to be proposed by a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. So I’ve looked up the legislator for my county and emailed him. Hopefully, I will be able to work with him to get this ball rolling.
I read this page to get more informed on Tennessee specific rules, and not just use my knowledge from School House Rock. As you can see, it’s super tedious and long winded to get a bill passed here. I’m going to read up on how I even get to the first step and that super specific paper size, cover and signature placements.
At the moment, I’m feeling pretty powerless. I thought there would be something I could personally do, like a petition or public campaign or something. Turns out, that’s like the very last step. I’m really crossing my finger that my legislator can either team up with me or point me in the direction of someone who can. I need someone in government on my side if I’m gonna make this happen.
Again, thanks for reading! If you have any advice or comments, please don’t be shy! I need all the help I can get!