Catch Them Doing Something Right! (April 4, 2012)
There’s nothing like praise from your employer, is there? In America, we elect those who represent us in government. So, in essence, we are the “employer” of our legislators.
Every week our state Senators and Representatives are in and out of committee meetings, attending floor sessions, and meeting throughout the day with other legislators, all-the-while trying to move their own legislation through the process.
And they’re frequently meeting with lobbyists and constituents. Unfortunately, all too often they only hear from people who have something to complain about and rarely get praise. So if you like the work your state Senator and Representative are doing, take a minute to call their office and let them know they’re doing a good job.
Go to our website to find your legislators’ phone numbers so you can tell them to keep up the good work. It will be a great encouragement to them.
Things are Moving Fast in the Tennessee Legislature (Mar 28, 2012)
Tennessee’s Legislature is in full swing with dozens of bills being voted on each week.
Some very important bills are being debated right now: Senate Bill 3310 would bring much-needed reforms to sex education in Tennessee’s schools, while House Bill 3597 would ensure religious freedom for student groups on Tennessee’s public college campuses.
Another bill, the Teacher Protection Academic Freedom Bill, is on its way to the governor to be signed into law.
These bills, and others like them, will likely impact someone in your family, but we know that the legislative process can be confusing at times. So it’s important to have someone you can trust looking out for your interests, and that’s why we’re here.
Stay informed about the ongoing battles over family values in Tennessee. Go to our website where you can learn more about bills that will impact your family.
Teacher Protection Academic Freedom Bill Passes Senate (Mar 21, 2012)
The Teacher Protection Academic Freedom Bill (Senate Bill 893) passed the Senate on March 19 by a strong, bi-partisan vote of 25-8. (There are 33 Senators.) The bill makes it clear that teachers can help their students to develop critical thinking skills regarding scientific evidence and to consider the strengths and weaknesses of various scientific theories. And, yes, that includes evolution.
The Senate version did include an amendment clarifying the language of the bill, and it will have to go back to the State House for its approval. With the bill having passed the House already by a vote of 70-23, it is anticipated that the Senate version will get the 50 votes required for the bill to go to the governor.