A group of concerned citizens are hard at work gathering signatures to bring controversial Fayetteville Chapter 119 (the so-called “nondiscrimination” ordinance) up for a vote of the people.
The group now has a website with information about the effort: www.repeal119.com. There is also a flyer highlighting some of the consequences of Fayetteville’s new ordinance and articulating why it should be repealed.
If the petition drive is successful, voters in Fayetteville will have the opportunity to keep or repeal Chapter 119 at the ballot box later this year.
We have written repeatedly about the unintended consequences of this ordinance, including:
- How the ordinance threatens religious liberty;
- How the ordinance affects private business;
- How the last-minute amendments to the ordinance failed to address the proposal’s core problems.
If you would like to know more about the effort to repeal Chapter 119, call (479) 239-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.