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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) – David Fowler, President of Family Action of Tennessee, Inc., today announced the names of those state legislators designated by the organization as Family Champions on the newly released incumbent scorecard. Family Champions are those state legislators who had a 100% voting record on various pieces of state legislation followed by Family Action during the 2015-2016 General Assembly. This year 62 Representatives and 19 Senators got perfect scores.
“Those legislators who have received our highest designation as a Family Champion are those whose votes have shown that they understand the critical importance of marriage, family, life, and religious liberty to the future well-being of our state. We heartily applaud their unwavering stand on behalf of the families of Tennessee,” said Mr. Fowler.
Mr. Fowler also noted that there were other legislators whose support for marriage, family, life, and religious liberty deserved recognition as well: “The Family Advocates are those legislators who scored between 90% and 99%. While we may have differed with these legislators on an issue, the fact is that they are still strong advocates for the family as well.”
Several of those receiving Family Action’s designation as a Family Champion or Family Advocate are not running for re-election. Of them, Mr. Fowler remarked, “We are grateful for the opportunity we had to work with them, and will miss working with them in the future. But we wish the very best to them in their future endeavors.”
The voting records of all incumbents on legislation followed by Family Action of Tennessee can be found at http://www.familyactiontn.org/voter-information/tn-incumbent-voting-records/
The mission of Family Action of Tennessee, Inc., is to transform Tennessee’s policies and laws to protect and preserve life, marriage, families, and religious liberty.