Senator Raymond Finney announces that an initiative he’s working on will be fully organized in time for the beginning of the next legislative session in January. The Tennessee Family Legislative Network is designed to make state government work better for Tennessee families.
“Our entire state benefits when families are strengthened,” says Finney. He adds, “This network will in no way act contrary to the needs of single persons or older couples with grown children. The network merely recognizes that a segment of our citizens needs a sympathetic and supportive voice in Nashville.” “Family” will be defined to include single parents with children, couples without children, and traditional father-mother-children families.
Shortly after the General Assembly convenes in January, Senator Finney will call an organizational meeting of the legislative network. Legislators from both parties are expected to join the network. Citizens from throughout the state will be invited to participate in decisions as volunteer advisors. Although members will define goals at the organizational meeting, Finney anticipates at least the following questions will be studied and acted upon:
· How can we better protect the health and safety of Tennesseans of all ages through preventive measures?
· Recognizing that families should primarily care for and supervise their children, how can we make government less intrusive on families’ rights?... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.