This is what democracy looks like thanks to YOUR support! // // //


Dear Friend,

The 2016 Citizens First Congress (CFC) Convention was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated in the convention and put democracy in action. We walked away with a stronger coalition representing every part of our state and a great new set of priorities for a better Arkansas. Our members laid the groundwork for something amazing and now we need your help!

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With donations from generous donors like you, the Panel and CFC are able to inform and engage people in the political process. The Panel helps community groups form, and shows them how to create positive change in their communities. Those groups also work with Arkansans from across the state in the CFC to effect progressive policy at the Capitol!

Our new priorities include a strong campaign to end mass incarceration; supporting quality public education with research-proven solutions like expanding pre-k access and reforming school discipline policies; implementation of our new state water plan to protect the quantity and quality of our water; fighting our shamefully high teen pregnancy rates with better education; and a push to rewrite Arkansas’ tenant-landlord laws, which are currently some of the worst in the nation.

Championing these issues during the 91st General Assembly, which starts in January, won’t be easy. But we’ve proven that we can win meaningful reform when we come together for the good of Arkansas and engage broad parts of our communities. We hope you will continue to help.

Our democracy is supposed to be driven by and for the people, and we must stay involved to ensure that happens. Your support puts the power in the people’s hands.

Together, we can do it.

This is what democracy looks like!


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 54 community groups from across Arkansas that works on progressive reform at the Arkansas Legislature.

1308 West Second Street | Little Rock, AR 72201 US

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