Former Senator David Fowler shares his thoughts  on the progress of constitutional amendment he first proposed eight years ago:
As the original sponsor of SJR 127 back in 2001, it was particularly gratifying to seeing the Resolution take its first big step toward passage by the full House. It was a privilege to be a part of this process over the years and to work with so many wonderful organizations like Eagle Forum of Tennessee and Tennessee Right to Life. And since my retirement the matter has been ably handled in the Senate by Senator Diane Black (R-Gallatin) and today by both Representatives Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville) and Charlie Curtiss (D-Sparta). It was a great to see a Republican and Democrat, man and woman, sitting together in the Health Committee as key House sponsors.
Though these sponsors have done a great job and are to be commended, no legislation moves forward without the support of fellow legislators. We extend our thanks to the following Representatives who voted in favor of SJR 127: Joey Hensley (Vice Chair), Curt Cobb, Jim Cobb, Charles Curtiss, Vince Dean, John DeBerry, Vance Dennis, Joshua Evans, Dennis Ferguson, Dale Ford, Mike Harrison, Curtis Halford, Debra Maggart, Jason Mumpower, Bob Ramsey, Barrett Rich, David Shepard, Tony Shipley, and Mike Turner.
If you would like to send them an email, individually or collectively, to thank them for their vote, the format for their email addresses are all the same: first name.last firstname.lastname@example.org . For example, email@example.com . Simply saying, “Thank you for voting for SJR 127,” is sufficient.