By David Tulis
Please contact members of Chattanooga city council to oppose taxpayer benefits for gay partners. Write to each council person a separate email. A final vote is Tuesday, Dec. 19. The Tuesday prior, Nov. 12, the ordinance gets a “second reading.”
Gay activists have shown up in large numbers as the conflict has heated up. Attend a council meeting yourself. They begin at 6 p.m. but get there at 5. Parking is free in the city lot after 4:30.
If you cannot make a council meeting, at least call the council member or email.
I suggest you email each council member individually, with your comment. Make subject line clear about your position: “No on gay ordinance” or “Against benefit plan.”
Email addresses for Chattanooga city council
Notes about the list: An underscore sign is between last and first names in email addresses. Phone and fax for council members are all the same at city hall.
Chip Henderson, Dist. 1 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Mitchell, Dist. 2 — email@example.com
Ken Smith, 3 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Grohn, Dist. 4 (against ordinance) — email@example.com
Russell Gilbert, Dist. 5 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Berz, 6 — email@example.com
Chris Anderson, sponsor of plan, Dist. 7 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Moses Freeman, Dist. 8 — email@example.com
Yusuf Hakeem, 9 (chairman of council) — firstname.lastname@example.org
Addresses in a clump