Thursday, February 5, 2015
(6:00pm for dinner)
Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
FEATURED SPEAKER: Tami Fitzgerald
Tami Fitzgerald is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, which seeks to advance faith, family, and freedom in the culture of North Carolina from a Christian worldview by engaging Christians in voting, informing voters about which candidates share their values, and advancing public policies that create a culture in which human life is valued, marriage and families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.
Ms. Fitzgerald has been a lobbyist in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2005, lobbying on many conservative issues, including traditional marriage, pro-life issues, religious liberty, school choice, and education reform. She successfully lobbied the General Assembly to get the Marriage Amendment placed on the ballot in May of 2012 and then led the Vote FOR Marriage NC Referendum Committee as its Chairwoman, resulting in passing the Marriage Amendment by 61%.
Mrs. Fitzgerald is also an award-winning Allied Attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a board member of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Chair of its Communications Committee, and a member of the Council for the Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Ms. Fitzgerald has been a spokesperson for conservative and faith-based issues, appearing in press outlets across the country, including CNN, C-SPAN, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News.com, John Stossel’s Fox Business Show, the Washington Times, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, the News & Observer, the Charlotte Observer, and local television outlets in Raleigh and Charlotte. She has authored many policy papers and articles and is a popular speaker across the State on faith-based issues.