NEW Public Policy Watch: Parents Testify, New CFC Priorities, the 'Dead Zone' & MORE



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CFC Elects Priorities for a Better Arkansas

A record crowd elected new priorities for the Arkansas Citizens First Congress   at its 9th Legislative Convention. 

“I could just feel all the energy in the room,” said delegate Demetria Taylor. “It is a group of diverse people coming together, and I feel like it was one voice united.”  Read More HERE (

Make Your Vote Count for More

Nothing turns your vote into an action that helps your community like asking a candidate where they stand on your issues at a public forum before the election.

Getting candidates on record and encouraging everyone you know to vote based on their positions is one of the most powerful things you can do.

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Arkansas Adds to Gulf Dead Zone

Excessive nutrients found primarily in animal waste, fertilizer and sewage treatment discharges are polluting Arkansas waters and contributing to an area in the Gulf of Mexico that is nearly devoid of sea life. This ‘Dead Zone’ is now larger than the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.

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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.


Parent Testimony Influences Special Education Report

The stories of families in Arkansas’ special education program are often heartbreaking, but they are also playing a part in improving the system. 

“My daughter spent years struggling in regular classes and being mistreated by some teachers because the person doing the testing was not doing their job,” Trilisa Marshall said. “The people who are testing kids for learning disabilities need proper training and they need to be held accountable.”

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Community Groups Host County Clerks Community groups across South Arkansas are implementing election strategies, including meeting with county clerks and election commissioners to ensure no one is unfairly denied the right to vote on election day. 

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