Education Reform, Religious Liberty among the Hot Topics at FACT’s ‘State Legislative Issues Briefing,’ Mar. 14 in Chattanooga

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 19, 2013) – As the 108th Tennessee General Assembly begins debating a wide range of issues from education reform to religious liberty, former state Sen. David Fowler will deliver a “State Legislative Issues Briefing” on Thursday, Mar. 14, in Chattanooga.

The briefing, open to the public and sponsored by the Family Action Council of Tennessee, will be held at the Brainerd Crossroads (BX), 4011 Austin St., Chattanooga. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. for those making reservations, with the one-hour program beginning at 12 noon.

“There are a number of issues being debated right now by our elected officials in Nashville that will directly impact Tennessee’s families and our religious liberties. Our citizens need to know what these are – before they become law or get quietly killed in a subcommittee meeting,” said Fowler, who leads FACT’s family advocacy efforts in the state capitol.

Admission to the event is free, or $11 with lunch for those who register online at

Fowler represented Hamilton County during three four-year terms in the state Senate before retiring in 2006 to head FACT. He has been instrumental in numerous state policy changes, including the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 127, allowing voters in 2014 to decide on whether the people or the state’s Supreme Court should determine what the state policies should be regarding abortion.