Last week, I told you about our effort to help gather comments from Arkansans regarding the Lottery Commission’s move to roll out lottery ticket vending machines across Arkansas.

The Arkansas Lottery Commission is open to public comments on the machines right now; that’s why we’ve set up a comment form on our website that people can use to send their thoughts to the commission. We plan to hand-deliver all comments to the Lottery Commission before the August 13th deadline.

If you haven’t had a chance to send your comments to the Arkansas Lottery Commission, just go to and use the form on our home page to make your voice heard. It only takes a few minutes.

In the last 6 days, we’ve receive a little over 100 comments on the machines. Some have been in favor of the machines; most have been opposed to them. One person said they wished I would “drop dead.”

100 comments is a good start, but we would really like to be able to hand in more than that on August 13th.

We’re looking for 1,000 comments—roughly 10 times as many as we have now—regarding the lottery vending machines.

One-thousand is a large number, but I am confident we can find that many Arkansans with something to say about these machines.

If you haven’t already, please go to and fill out the form on our home page to make your voice heard. After you’ve done that, please forward this email to your spouse, your family members, and your friends, and invite each of them to speak out also.

Please go to the front page of and make your voice heard today.