Family Council Hosts Pastor’s Day at the Capitol 2024

Above: Gov. Sanders speaks to those gathered at Pastor’s Day at the Capitol on April 16, 2024.

On Tuesday Family Council hosted Pastor’s Day at the Capitol 2024. Church leaders and elected officials gathered in the Rotunda of the Arkansas Capitol Building for prayer and worship and to hear special messages.

This annual, nonpartisan event focuses on worshiping God, praying for our leaders, ministering to those in authority, fostering better relationships between ministers and legislators, practicing responsible citizenship, and learning how congregations can do the same.

Imagine the echo of worship—the prayers of godly men and women—the Gospel openly proclaimed in Arkansas’ most prominent place—the State Capitol Building!

That’s why we tell people Pastor’s Day at the Capitol is one of the best things we do all year.

We appreciate everyone who joined us for this special day — especially Bishop Silas Johnson, Treasurer Larry Walther, Sen. Kim Hammer, Gov. Sarah Sanders, and our many other guests. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

Planned Parenthood PAC Shows No Activity in Arkansas for First Three Months of 2024

Planned Parenthood’s political action committee (PAC) conducted virtually no activity in Arkansas during the first three months of the year, according to reports filed with the Secretary of State on Monday.

Planned Parenthood has long been the nation’s leading abortion provider, and its PAC has a history of supporting pro-abortion candidates in Arkansas.

However, the group has been unusually quiet this election season, conducting virtually no political activity in Arkansas this year.

The PAC currently has $11,721 on hand that it could give to candidates ahead of the elections in November.

Now that Roe v. Wade has been reversed and abortion is prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother, groups like Planned Parenthood are turning their attention toward state elections and legislation.

With that in mind, Planned Parenthood could use its PAC in Arkansas to try to influence public policy or public opinion on abortion in the coming months.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

Leadership Institute to host Decline to Sign Campaign training May 8-9 in Little Rock

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 leadershipinstitute.org/ProLife 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: artl.org/decline-to-sign-campaign.

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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 https://artl.org/.