The Arkansas Citizens First Congress today expressed some relief that the Arkansas Department of Human Services is fixing one of the worst parts of the policy, but expressed dismay that they are not applying it retroactively to more than 50,000 families who’ve lost coverage under the old process.
These two coal powered plants are some of the dirtiest in the nation, and they're polluting our national parks and wilderness areas.
On April 16th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing in Arkansas, concerning a pending plan for cleaner air in our state. Please join the Sierra Club of Arkansas in North Little Rock to fight for clean air!
Thank You for Making Your Voices Heard! But the fight isn’t over yet.
On Wednesday Governor Asa Hutchinson finally admitted what we’ve been telling lawmakers since House Bill 1228 was introduced. This bill goes far beyond protecting religious liberty, into the realm of discrimination.
The Arkansas Citizens First Congress appreciates the Governor and General Assembly being willing to step back and realize the flaws and discrimination contained in HB1228.
While we don’t believe Arkansas needs any new legislation to protect religious freedom, SB975, mirroring the federal RFRA is a better option than HB1228, and could be made even stronger by adding a nondiscrimination clause. We can not afford to return to the dark days of discrimination that HB1228 would bring.
Today (3/30) at 12:30, we will join the Human Rights Campaign of Arkansas to continue to take a stand against this discriminatory bill with a peaceful protest beginning at the Arkansas State Capitol Steps. Come tell your legislators and Governor Asa Hutchinson HB1228 does not reflect Arkansas values.