The following is a press release from Arkansas Right to Life.

April 16, 2024

LITTLE ROCK – The Leadership Institute is hosting two free Decline to Sign Campaign training events May 8-9 in Little Rock designed to defeat the proposed Arkansas Abortion Amendment.

A group currently is working to place the Arkansas Abortion Amendment on the November ballot. The measure would write abortion into the state constitution, and it would prevent the Arkansas Legislature from enacting protective laws concerning abortion during the first five months of pregnancy and up to the moment of birth — allowing thousands of abortions every year and possibly paving the way for taxpayer-funded abortions in Arkansas.

Decline to Sign trainees will learn how to: 1) Participate in the campaign, 2) Persuade friends and family to participate, 3) Communicate with anti-life advocates, and 4) Impact ballot access. Join us to learn how to win for life in the dining room, board room, and voting booth. The speakers are Jerry Sharp III, deputy director of pro-life programs at the Leadership Institute, and Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life.

There is no cost to attend the Decline to Sign Campaign training, but participants are required to register. 

The first training is a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 2400 Interstate 30, Little Rock. The second training is a dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler St., Little Rock. To register for either event visit and search for “Little Rock.”

“It is extremely important that Arkansans attend the training session to help us Decline to Sign the proposed Arkansas Abortion Amendment,” said Mimms. “We need to kill it at the clipboard so it won’t be on our ballot in November.”

For more information on the Decline to Sign Campaign visit:


Arkansas Right to Life is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, the oldest and largest pro-life organization. For more information visit