Defend Amendment 1 and Defeat Planned Parenthood

Protect The People's Vote

On November 4, 2014, Tennessee voters approved passage of pro-life Amendment 1 to the Tennessee Constitution by a margin of 53-47 percent. Three days later, Planned Parenthood Board Chair, Tracey E. George and other Planned Parenthood Board members filed a federal lawsuit claiming that their voting rights had been violated and that ballots were not properly counted.

Yes on 1 Ballot Committee responded and calls the lawsuit one more example of pro-abortion activists refusing to trust the "common sense and compassion" of Tennesseans who largely favor legal protections for abortion-vulnerable women, girls and unborn children in our state.

"Amendment 1 was passed with a clear majority of Tennesseans casting a vote to approve the language," said Brian Harris, coordinator for Yes on 1 Ballot Committee. "No voter should be stripped of their right to effect social change with their vote or to positively impact the public policies of their community, state or nation."

On April 22, 2016, Federal District Court Judge Kevin Sharp ruled in favor of the Planned Parenthood plaintiffs and demanded a recount of the ballots on Amendment 1.  Sharp also maintained that the ballot of any Tennessean having voted for Amendment 1 but not also casting a vote in the Governor's race must be thrown out.

The case is now on appeal to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati with a hearing date to be set.

The Yes on 1 Ballot Committee urges concerned Tennesseans to Protect the People's Vote on Amendment 1 by signing the Friend-of-the-Court (amicus) brief being filed by Yes on 1. Make your voice heard now to defend the lawful outcome of the Amendment 1 vote!





Read the Latest Yes on 1 Updates

Nashville, June 7, 2016---Citing the estimated $1 million dollar cost of conducting a recount of ballots on Amendment 1, Federal District Judge Kevin Sharp has agreed to put the recount on hold pending outcome of the state's appeal of Sharp's earlier ruling to the 6th circuit court of appeals in...

"The Yes On 1 Campaign sought to intervene in this case to ensure that the court considered the voices of real voters who were threatened with the unacceptable possibility of being disenfranchised," said Daniel Horwitz, attorney for YES on 1 Ballot Committee. "We are deeply grateful that the court recognized...

Yes on 1 Campaign Seeks to Intervene On Behalf of Voters Threatened with Disenfranchisement Motion Filed Friday Morning in State Court   Nashville, April 29, 2016---A motion filed Friday morning by proponents of Yes on 1 seeks to intervene on behalf of state voters who are threatened with having their votes...


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