Early Voting Starts In Two Weeks

October 8, 2018 | Posted in Arkansas Voter's Guide, Elections | By

Early voting begins two weeks from today. Do you know who your candidates are and where they stand on the issues?

Do you know which ballot proposals you will see when you step into the voting booth?

Family Council is shipping thousands of printed copies of the Arkansas Voter’s Guide statewide ahead of the election in November. You can request free copies of the guide by going to ArkansasVotersGuide.com.

So far we’ve shipped nearly 40,000 printed copies of the guide, and we have about 10,000 left.

If you haven’t already ordered copies of the guide for your family, your home school group, your church, or your friends, don’t wait. Order them today at ArkansasVotersGuide.com.

Since 1990 Family Council has produced the state’s leading nonpartisan voter’s guide.

We survey the candidates on issues like school choice, marriage, abortion, illegal immigration, and other topics, and we published their responses in print and online.

Our voter’s guide tells you who the candidates are, how to contact them, and where they stand on a number of important issues.

We also provide summaries of the all the issues that will appear on your ballot.

You can order free copies of the guide right now at ArkansasVotersGuide.com.

We can only provide printed copies of the Arkansas Voter’s Guide while supplies last, so don’t wait.

The Arkansas Voter’s Guide is completely free, but you can help support it by making a generous, tax-deductible donation to Family Council today. Click here to donate.

Family Council Releases Voter’s Guide Ahead of 2018 Election

September 13, 2018 | Posted in Elections | By

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.—On Thursday Family Council released its voter’s guide for the 2018 Arkansas General Election.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “I am pleased to announce the 2018 Arkansas Voter’s Guide from Family Council is available. We surveyed candidates for state and federal office. We asked them to respond to ten survey questions and three short answer questions covering everything from abortion and marriage to economics and gun legislation. This will help voters understand where candidates stand on a wide variety of issues.”

Cox said the 2018 Arkansas Voter’s Guide includes summaries of all five issues that will appear on the November ballot as well. “Ballot proposals often get overlooked, but they’re very important. Candidates come up for re-election time and again, but if a ballot proposal passes, it rarely appears on the ballot again. It becomes a permanent part of the Arkansas Constitution or Arkansas law. It’s important that voters understand the proposals they are being asked to vote on. We believe the 2018 Arkansas Voter’s Guide helps them do that.”

Cox noted the 2018 Arkansas Voter’s Guide is nonpartisan and free to anyone who requests a copy of it. “We want to help Arkansans cast informed votes. The Arkansas Voter’s Guide does not favor one candidate over another. Family Council does not endorse candidates. We simply ask the candidates where they stand on issues Arkansans care about, and then we share the candidates’ responses with voters. We also have included contact information voters can use to contact candidates who chose not to complete our survey. Anyone can request copies of the Arkansas Voter’s Guide. All they have to do is call our office in Little Rock at (501) 375-7000, and we will send them as many guides as they need. Voters also can see candidates’ survey responses online at www.ArkansasVotersGuide.com.”

Family Council is a conservative education and research organization based in Little Rock.

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Come to This Candidate Forum on August 13

August 9, 2018 | Posted in Elections, News | By

The following is a press release from a partnership of statewide faith leaders and community leaders.

COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HOST GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS— All three candidates for Arkansas Governor have confirmed that they will attend a gubernatorial community forum in North Little Rock on Monday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The forum, which will focus on issues important to families and the future of Arkansas children, is sponsored by a combination of statewide faith leaders in partnership with the Arkansas Out of School Network and other community groups.

“As faith leaders we feel it is important for us to come together and be advocates for our children and those who can not speak loudly for themselves due to lack of resources or lack of access”, explained New St. Hurricane Baptist Church Pastor Derick Easter of Pine Bluff.

The 90-minute forum, which will allow community members to become more informed about the candidates and their platforms, will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 1821 Edmonds Street, beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Doors for the event open at 6 p.m.  Incumbent and republican candidate Asa Hutchinson, democrat candidate Jared Henderson and libertarian candidate Mark West will discuss pre-established questions from topics such as afterschool and summer programming, health care and economic development.

“Afterschool and summer learning programs are a vital resource for families across Arkansas”, said AOSN Network Coordinator Laveta Wills-Hale. “They keep kids safe and healthy while preparing them for the future.”

Some supporting partners for the event include the Arkansas Out of School Network, Regular Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas, Arkansas Family Council, Faith Voices of Arkansas, Arkansas First Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ and Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.

Early voting begins October 22 for the gubernatorial election, which will be held on November 6.

For further information about this free community event contact: Derick Easter 870-536-8337 or 501-590-4589 or dkeaster@sbcglobal.net