The following announcement is from Family Council Action Committee.

AARP is showing a free movie that sheds light on lawsuit reforms like Issue 1, a proposed state constitutional amendment restricting the amount of money awarded in injury lawsuits.

Family Council Action Committee opposes Issue 1, because it puts a price tag on human life. The amendment caps noneconomic damages in cases of injury or death at $500,000. Under Issue 1, $500,000 might be the only penalty a preschool would face for leaving a child locked in a hot car on a summer day. $500,000 might be all a nursing home would pay for causing the death of an elderly grandmother.

Family Council Action Committee is teaming up with AARP to help Arkansans better understand the consequences of Issue 1.

AARP will show the movie Hot Coffee at different locations around the state from April to June.

Hot Coffee is an award-winning film that explains how lawsuits easily can be misunderstood. It also highlights the unintended consequences of lawsuit reforms.

After the movie, a licensed attorney will be available to answer questions and provide more information.

You are invited to come watch the movie free of charge; please RSVP in advance to let AARP know you intend to be there.

You can find movie dates, times, locations, and RSVP information below.

You can watch a preview for Hot Coffee here.

April 12 – 3:30 to 5:00
Pope County Senior Activity Center
1010 N. Rochester Ave.
Russellville, AR 72801
RSVP for Free:

Fort Smith
April 18 – 3:00 to 4:30
Fort Smith Library
3201 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
RSVP for Free:

Bella Vista
May 10 – 6:30 to 8:00
Riodan Hall – Bella Vista
3 Riodan Drive
Bella Vista, Arkansas 72715
RSVP for Free:

Little Rock
May 17 – 2:30 to 4:00
AARP Arkansas Office
1701 Centerview Dr. #205
Little Rock, AR 72211
RSVP for Free:

June 28 – 6:00 to 7:30
AARP Arkansas Office
1701 Centerview Drive, #205
Little Rock, AR 72211
RSVP for Free:

Hot Springs
May 22 – 2:00 to 3:30
Coronado Community Center
150 Ponderosa Lane
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

May 24 – 1:30 to 3:00
Searcy Public Library
113 East Pleasure
Searcy, AR 72143
RSVP for Free:

May 29 – 6:00 to 7:30
Willard and Pat Walker Community Room
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
RSVP for Free:

Photo Credit: By Petar Milošević [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons