The group working to enshrine abortion into the Arkansas Constitution has hired more than a dozen canvassers to collect signatures for its statewide petition drive, according to documents obtained from the Secretary of State’s office via the Freedom of Information Act.

Arkansans for Limited Government has until July 5 to collect 90,704 valid signatures from registered voters. As of April 30, the group has raised nearly $350,000 for its campaign, and it appears at least some of that money is being used to pay petition canvassers.

State law lets ballot question committees hire Arkansas residents as petition canvassers to collect signatures.

The list obtained via FOIA indicates Arkansans for Limited Government currently has 15 paid canvassers — all of whom appear to have been active since May 7 or later. The paid canvasser list is available below.

First NameLast NameCityDate of Submission to SOSCertifed that a criminal history and criminal record search was timely completed for each Paid CanvasserPaid Canvasser Affidavit signed
LatwanCrutchLittle Rock5/7/2024yesyes
KhalidJonesLittle Rock5/7/2024yesyes
CarlaWilliamsLittle Rock5/7/2024yesyes
BrendaWoodardLittle Rock5/7/2024yesyes
KarenHittLittle Rock5/7/2024yesyes
NevaehHolmanLittle Rock5/10/2024yesyes
EvelynAkinsLittle Rock5/10/2024yesyes
KhyraGarrettLittle Rock5/10/2024yesyes
ContonniaBrownLittle Rock5/10/2024yesyes
RayanaJordonLittle Rock5/10/2024yesyes
JamyiaBonnerLittle Rock5/14/2024yesyes
LavonnaEichelbergerHot Springs5/14/2024yesyes

If passed, the Arkansas Abortion Amendment would write abortion into the state constitution, allowing thousands of elective abortions in Arkansas every year.

The amendment does not contain any medical licensing or health and safety standards for abortion, and it automatically nullifies all state laws that conflict with the amendment. That jeopardizes even the most basic restrictions on abortion.

The measure contains sweeping health exceptions that would permit abortion through all nine months of pregnancy in many cases.

The amendment also would pave the way for publicly funded abortion in Arkansas by changing Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution that currently prohibits taxpayer funded abortion in the state.

To date, multiple organizations have come out against the amendment, including:

You can download a copy of the abortion amendment here.

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