Friendly Reminder: Join Us TOMORROW to stand up for the values of fairness, opportunity and justice

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Dear Friend,

Join us THIS SATURDAY (12/3) in developing a strategy to stand up for the values of fairness, opportunity and justice. Now more than ever we need to stand and strategize together.

Children who depend on quality PUBLIC schools need you. Families who need economic opportunities and access to health care need you. Women who deserve equal pay and respect need you. Our state that squanders a fortune on an ineffective and discriminatory judicial system needs you. People across the state who are marginalized because they are poor, or because of the color of their skin or where they were born need you. Workers who deserve an honest wage and even the basic right to see their pay stubs need you. Arkansas's water and natural resources that are under assault need you.

The power of the Citizens First Congress has always rested in the ability of our membership to come together across regions and areas of interest to fight for positive reforms at the state legislature. We need you now more than ever to send a message to state lawmakers that we are united and standing together!

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We look forward to meeting with you!

The Arkansas Citizens First Congress Pre-Legislative Session Conference

Saturday, December 3rd

First Presbyterian Church

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Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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P.S. -- Following the meeting, please join us at the Arkansas Public Policy Panel's Annual Holiday Party. You can find more information HERE (https://t.e2ma.net/click/akyfr/68243d/qg6bke), and we can't wait to see everyone!

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The Ten Priorities for A Better Arkansas:

Opportunities to learn for all students

A sound state budget, fair taxes and Reauthorize the Private Option Health Insurance

The Clean Air & Clean Energy Initiative for Arkansas Economic Future

Implement the new Arkansas State Water Plan

Decarcerate Arkansas

Protect Arkansas tenants through fair housing reform

Prevent wage theft

Regulate and reduce line speeds to protect poultry workers

Improve health education to address teen pregnancy and other youth challenges

Close the gender pay gap

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Thank You for Supporting the Panel on #GivingTuesday!

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Wow! Thanks to everyone who made #GivingTuesday a great success for the Panel. We recieved dozens of donations, and raised $3,000 to help us continue organizing Arkansans to improve OUR communities. 

If you missed the opportunity Tuesday, there's still time to make a donation (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ezwfr/68243d/mh43je) before the end of the year! Check out this letter from Executive Director Bill Kopsky (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ezwfr/68243d/2943je), and thank you again for your support.

The people of Arkansas have the power to shape our state for the better when we are informed, united and strategic. Your gifts help us do that.

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REMINDER: The Panel's Annual Holiday Party is THIS SATURDAY(12/3)! Please let us know if you are bringing a dish!

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Join us for our Annual Holiday Party

It starts at 4:00, but it’s okay if you’re tardy!

A short program at 5:00, and we’ll be done by 7,

So you can be tucked into bed by 11!

Win a prize for the best homemade dish,

Just make sure you de-bone the fish!

Bring a dessert for everyone to share,

Like a pie, a tart, or a chocolate eclair!

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Call Cassie at 501-376-7913 ext. 11 (tel:501-376-7913%20ext.%2011)

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Sarah, Sarah Helen and I are long-time, big-time supporters of the APPP – a terrific statewide organization advancing forward-looking policies and democratic citizen participation. Washington has turned retrograde, and it’s up to us to defend what we’ve achieved and protect health, education and the environment in Arkansas against upcoming attacks. The Panel’s strategies and tactics give citizen activism a good name. Step up! (https://t.e2ma.net/click/q87br/68243d/2lqcie)

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GivingTuesday is a global celebration of community and generosity. Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 29th) people all over the world will contribute to the causes that mean the most to them. We'd be honored to have your partnership on that day. (https://t.e2ma.net/click/e7yar/68243d/unmwhe)

The Panel has been fighting for opportunity and justice since 1963 with the help of partners just like you. Your donation will help us continue engaging, informing and organizing thousands of Arkansans to stand up for civil rights, opportunities for all children in public schools, economic development and the environment. 

Thank you for helping us connect Arkansans from across the state to work together for our communities!

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Join Us for the 2016 Pre-Legislative Session Conference

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Dear Friend,

The results of the election have us all wondering “Where do we go from here?” The power of the Citizens First Congress has always rested in the ability of our membership to come together across regions and areas of interest to fight for positive reforms at the state legislature. We need you now more than ever to send a message to state lawmakers that we are still here and that our voice matters!

Join advocates from across the state in Little Rock on Saturday, December 3rd to discuss the direction for the road ahead. Each of our caucuses will meet to discuss the progress of their campaigns and to discuss a strategy around implementing those campaigns in the coming months.

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We look forward to meeting with you!

The Arkansas Citizens First Congress Pre-Legislative Session Conference

Saturday, December 3rd

First Presbyterian Church

800 Scott Street

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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David Cook david@arpanel.org or 501-376-7913 Ext. 18

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The Arkansas Citizens First Congress is a  grassroots coalition of 66 community groups from across Arkansas that works on progressive reform at the Arkansas Legislature.

The Ten Priorities for A Better Arkansas:

Opportunities to learn for all students

A sound state budget, fair taxes and Reauthorize the Private Option Health Insurance

The Clean Air & Clean Energy Initiative for Arkansas Economic Future

Implement the new Arkansas State Water Plan

Decarcerate Arkansas

Protect Arkansas tenants through fair housing reform

Prevent wage theft

Regulate and reduce line speeds to protect poultry workers

Improve health education to address teen pregnancy and other youth challenges

Close the gender pay gap

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Organized People Have POWER. Your support builds that power.

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Dear Friend,

Thank you so much for your support of our work. Organizing grassroots Arkansans to move our state forward and hold our legislators accountable has never been more important than it is now.

The elections this year are a lot to digest. Your support will help us respond effectively (https://t.e2ma.net/click/q40vq/68243d/ymk9ae). 

We need your help to scale up our organizing and coalition work to engage more people, help them discuss their hopes and fears, and help them pursue solutions that THEY develop. Your support helps our organizers build relationships among Arkansans of all walks of life and breaks down the alienation many people feel from the political process. You are helping our grassroots community leaders deepen our work on civil and human rights.

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Panel & CFC Call on Officials to Address Election Related Violence and Bullying in AR Schools

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Panel & CFC Call on Officials to Address Election Related Violence and Bullying in AR Schools

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and Arkansas Citizens First Congress call on school officials, as well as Governor Hutchinson and other political, faith and community leaders across Arkansas, to coordinate actions to respond to reports of assaults, racial slurs and hate crimes against Black and Latino students across Arkansas.

We’ve heard specific reports of supporters of President-elect Trump’s campaign attacking students of color in Conway, Fayetteville, Hamburg, Springdale, and Star City. It is likely happening elsewhere. Many of the student assailants are using a common refrain and hashtag #TrumpTrain. 

We’ve also heard of a few incidents where students who are Trump supporters have been accosted by supporters of Hillary Clinton and that is also wrong. But the bigger problem is that whole groups of students are afraid to go to school simply because of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political, or other identities. It goes without saying that EVERY child should be safe and free from bullying and harassment.

We believe these acts of intolerance are being committed by a very small minority of Arkansans and that most of us still retain basic respect for one another across our many lines of differences.

Our political leaders must denounce hatred, racism, and intolerance and advocate restoring peaceful, respectful civil discourse. They must reassure every American, some of whom are genuinely afraid of their new government, that they have a place and an opportunity in our country. A key strength of our American culture is that we can work through major differences in policy and world view peacefully, respectfully and in the hopes of serving the greater national interest.

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. The Panel seeks to bring balance to the public policy process in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Citizens First Congress is a  grassroots coalition of 61 community groups from across Arkansas that works on progressive reform at the Arkansas Legislature.

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Pre-Legislative Session Conference

Saturday December 3rd 

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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800 Scott Street

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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The 2017 Arkansas Legislative Session is quickly approaching and we need your help to make progress on our "Ten Priorities For a Better Arkansas (https://t.e2ma.net/click/64jnq/68243d/uzzm8d)." The upcoming session will present many opportunities to for you to participate in the legislative process, but we must be prepared.

Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for the Arkansas Citizens First Congress Pre-Legislative Session Conference. Advocates from across the state will come together to discuss strategy for the upcoming legislative session and continue to work on issue campaigns.  

The CFC needs you now more than ever as we continue to fight for legislative changes at the state capitol that will ensure the protection of Civil Rights, improve educational opportunities for every child, fight for policies to protect the states most valuable natural resources, and continue to make progress for economic opportunities for ALL Arkansan's.

 

For More Information Contact: David Cook 501-376-7913  ext.18 david@arpanel.org

The Arkansas Citizens First Congress is a  grassroots coalition of 61 community groups from across Arkansas that works on progressive reform at the Arkansas Legislature.

The Ten Priorities for A Better Arkansas:

Opportunities to learn for all students

A sound state budget, fair taxes and Reauthorize the Private Option Health Insurance

The Clean Air & Clean Energy Initiative for Arkansas Economic Future

Implement the new Arkansas State Water Plan

Decarcerate Arkansas

Protect Arkansas tenants through fair housing reform

Prevent wage theft

Regulate and reduce line speeds to protect poultry workers

Improve health education to address teen pregnancy and other youth challenges

Close the gender pay gap 

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URGENT Education Alert: Act now to save adequate funding for your schools

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Dear Friend,

Please call your lawmakers (Contact Info Below) this weekend and ask them to support the Bureau of Legislative Research's recommendations for adequate school funding and to support a needed $20 million increase in Special Education funding.  Time is short and your action could make the difference.

This Monday, October 31st, the Education Committees of the Arkansas House and Senate will meet to finalize their recommendations for public school funding for the 2018 and 2019 school years.  Right now they are considering funding levels that are woefully inadequate.

Dramatic cuts to the Bureau of Legislative Research's finding that education funding needs a 2.5% increase to keep minimum adequate education funding even with inflation are in the only draft proposal that's been put before the committees.  Instead of the recommended increase of 2.5% for inflation, the current draft proposes an increase of only 0.71% in 2018 and 0% in 2019. 

School costs are rising -- from salaries to food, inflation is a fact of life for every school.  Failing to increase education funding by at least as much as inflation will result in diminished opportunities for students.

  

You may recall the 2002 Lakeview Supreme Court ruling that found Arkansas' system of education unconstitutionally inadequate and unequal.  Part of the resolution of that case was the process of having the Bureau of Legislative Research conduct an annual adequacy report on how much funding the public school system needed, at minimum, to provide an adequate education.  Arkansas schools have made dramatic improvements over the past decade because we have invested in research-based best practices.  The Arkansas Legislature has scaled back adequacy recommendations in recent years, diminishing school's ability to meet the needs of their students, but this current proposal takes it to a new level.  

Funding for kids with special needs is also under attack.  Some lawmakers are also considering cutting the needed $20 million increase for Special Education students recommended by the Legislative Task Force on Special Education to improve services to children with special needs.   The Special Education Task Force found significant deficiencies in the educational opportunity that children with special needs receive in Arkansas and the proposed $20 million increase in funding is a key first in improving their lives.   

The draft proposal also ignores the 2% increase in insurance premiums for teachers and school employees, effectively giving them a pay cut of 2%.

Why all the education spending cuts?  Tax cuts are a bigger priority.  The Legislature has prioritized tax cuts, mostly targeted to upper income Arkansans.  They passed well over $100 million in tax cuts for the wealthy in the last legislative session, and there are proposals for over $100 million in cuts for the coming session.  Budgets are statements of values, and the fact is that the legislature has been prioritizing tax cuts, mostly benefiting a small few, over the needs of children and schools.

These proposals must be defeated and Arkansas must maintain our commitment to investing in quality public education.  The Committees will finalize their recommendations on Monday, October 31.  

Please call your lawmakers now, especially if they serve on the House or Senate Education Committee, and tell the to support quality public schools by implementing the full 2.5% adequacy increase recommended by the Bureau of Legislative Research and the full $20 million special education increase recommended by the Special Education Task Force. See a map of the Senate Committee and all of their contact information here (https://t.e2ma.net/click/efhmq/68243d/ejwc8d), and here is a map of the House Education Committee and their contact information (https://t.e2ma.net/click/efhmq/68243d/ubxc8d).

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Jane English, Chair jane.english@senate.ar.gov (mailto:jane.english@senate.ar.gov) 501-257-7670 (tel:501-257-7670)

Uvalde Lindsey, Vice Chair uvalde.lindsey@senate.ar.gov (mailto:uvalde.lindsey@senate.ar.gov) 479-530-6082 (tel:479-530-6082)

Eddie Cheatham, eddie.cheatham@senate.ar.gov (mailto:eddie.cheatham@senate.ar.gov) 870-415-0464 (tel:870-415-0464)

Alan Clark, alan.clark@senate.ar.gov (mailto:alan.clark@senate.ar.gov) 501-262-3360 (tel:501-262-3360)

Jim Hendren, jim.hendren@senate.ar.gov (mailto:jim.hendren@senate.ar.gov) 479-787-6222 (tel:479-787-6222)

Blake Johnson, blakejohnson4senate@gmail.com (mailto:blakejohnson4senate@gmail.com) 870-323-1766 (tel:870-323-1766)

Bobby Pierce, bobby.pierce@senate.ar.gov (mailto:bobby.pierce@senate.ar.gov) 870-942-1031 (tel:870-942-1031)

Eddie Joe Williams, EddieJoe.Williams@senate.ar.gov (mailto:EddieJoe.Williams@senate.ar.gov) 501-286-9366 (tel:501-286-9366)

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Bruce Cozart, Chair bccci@cablelynx.com (mailto:bccci@cablelynx.com)  501-627-3232 (tel:501-627-3232)

Charles Armstrong, ffa191@sbcglobal.net (mailto:ffa191@sbcglobal.net) 501-224-5071 (tel:501-224-5071)

Scott Baltz, scottbaltz@yahoo.com (mailto:scottbaltz@yahoo.com) 870-378-1380 (tel:870-378-1380)

Nate Bell, nate.ball@arkansashouse.org (mailto:nate.ball@arkansashouse.org) 479-234-2092 (tel:479-234-2092)

Gary Deffenbaugh, gary.deffenbaugh@arkansashouse.org (mailto:gary.deffenbaugh@arkansashouse.org) 479-719-8197 (tel:479-719-8197)

Charlotte Douglas, charlotte.douglas@arkansashouse.org (mailto:charlotte.douglas@arkansashouse.org) 479-276-7777 (tel:479-276-7777)

Jon Eubanks, jon.eubanks@arkansashouse.org (mailto:jon.eubanks@arkansashouse.org) 479-438-0533 (tel:479-438-0533)

Jeremy Gillam, jeremy@growing45.com (mailto:jeremy@growing45.com) 501-729-0042 (tel:501-729-0042)

Michael John Gray, michaeljohngrayar@gmail.com (mailto:michaeljohngrayar@gmail.com) 870-347-6000 (tel:870-347-6000)

Justin Harris, justin.harris@arkansashouse.org (mailto:justin.harris@arkansashouse.org) N/A

Grant Hodges, grant@granthodges.com (mailto:grant@granthodges.com) 479-381-9513 (tel:479-381-9513)  

Greg Leding, greg@gregleding.com (mailto:greg@gregleding.com) 479-966-9201 (tel:479-966-9201)

Mark Lowery, markdlowery@mac.com (mailto:markdlowery@mac.com) 501-837-5221 (tel:501-837-5221)

Mark McElroy, mdmcelroy1@yahoo.com (mailto:mdmcelroy1@yahoo.com) 870-644-3822 (tel:870-644-3822)

Reginald Murdock, rkm72360@yahoo.com (mailto:rkm72360@yahoo.com) 870-295-3208 (tel:870-295-3208)

James Ratliff, jamesratliff3468@gmail.com (mailto:jamesratliff3468@gmail.com) 501-454-5200 (tel:501-454-5200)

Warwick Sabin, wsabin@wsabin.org (mailto:wsabin@wsabin.org) 501-349-9012 (tel:501-349-9012)

John Walker, johnwalkeratty@aol.com (mailto:johnwalkeratty@aol.com) 501-614-9772 (tel:501-614-9772)

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