What Is FACT?
In 2006, a group of Tennesseans came together to form The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT) because of their concern about the future of the family in Tennessee and the growing negative impact of public policies on the family.
David Fowler, then in his twelfth year in the Tennessee Senate and a practicing attorney, was hired to become the first President of FACT. FACT has since grown to five full-time employees.
OUR MISSION is to equip Tennesseans and their elected officials to effectively promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good.
OUR BELIEF is that healthy families and communities come about when basic values from the Bible are embraced and upheld.
Even those who may not believe everything in the Bible have found it hard to overlook its long track record of providing a foundation for stable societies. Neglecting commonsense biblical values contributes to many of our nation’s current ills like crime, disease, divorce, “unwanted” pregnancies, teen suicide and academic failure.
OUR VALUES include respect for marriage and families, life, and religious liberty.
When the government protects these time-tested values, they in turn protect the family. We believe churches, families and individuals are best equipped to foster these values. And we believe that government should not work against them. Our desire is to provide educational resources for each of these to function in their respective areas of responsibility.
OUR ORGANIZATION is a nonprofit corporation.
We are organized under the laws of Tennessee and section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors from across the state. A sister organization, Family Action of Tennessee, Inc., is the lobbying arm of FACT.
There are many ways for you to support FACT’s efforts in protecting Tennessee families, including serving as a voice in your church or community. We hope you will join us.