April 18, 2013 | Posted in Legislation | By

SJR 16 is up for a vote on Thursday at the Capitol in Little Rock. Family Council and the ACLU both oppose this bill. That should tell you something about how bad it is.

This proposed amendment to our State Constitution would hurt the rights of the people to circulate petitions to place measures on the ballot. Moneyed interests at the Capitol are willing to hurt the people just to protect their own interests.

Please leave a message for your State Representative at 501-682-6211 and your State Senator at 501-682-2902. Ask him or her to vote against SJR 16. They’re hearing from the lobbyists. They need to hear from the people.

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.