Come to the 42nd Annual Arkansas March for Life

This Sunday, January 19, the 42nd annual Arkansas March for Life will take place in downtown Little Rock.

The march will begin at 1:30 p.m., between Battery and Wolfe streets on West Capitol Ave., on the west side of the State Capitol Building, and it will lead to the front steps of the Capitol.

The Arkansas March for Life is an excellent opportunity for pro-life Arkansans to demonstrate their opposition to abortion.

For more information on the Arkansas March for Life, go to

If you would like to see a photo of pro-lifers trudging uphill through the snow in the 1995 Arkansas March for Life, be sure to check out our January update letter here.

Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas PAC Raises Nearly $2,500

On Tuesday Planned Parenthood’s Political Action Committee in Arkansas filed its quarterly report with the state.

The report shows the PAC received $2,490 in donations during the last quarter of 2019.

Among the donors to the PAC are state Rep. Denise Garner (D — Fayetteville) who gave the group $200 last October as well as a number of individuals primarily from Northwest Arkansas.

Planned Parenthood has pledged to spend at least $45 million on elections in 2020.

The group’s goal is to defeat President Trump, flip the U.S. Senate, maintain Democratic control of the House of Representatives, and support liberal candidates in state races.

Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas PAC raised $1,270 in September and $2,490 in October.

All told, the PAC has a war chest of about $13,573 that it could spend on political donations in Arkansas.

The fact that Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas PAC is raising money could signal that the group intends to support pro-abortion candidates in Arkansas between now and November.

You can read Planned Parenthood’s Fourth Quarter 2019 report here.

Family Council Releases Voter’s Guide Ahead of 2020 Primaries

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, AR—On Tuesday, Family Council released its voter’s guide for the 2020 Arkansas Primary Elections to be held on March 3, 2020.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “I am pleased to announce the 2020 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide from Family Council is available. We surveyed candidates for every state office this year. We asked them to respond to seven survey statements. Our 2020 survey covers everything from abortion, marijuana, taxes, and crime to religious liberty and education legislation. This will help voters understand where candidates stand on a wide variety of issues.”

The response rate from candidates for the 2020 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide was one of the highest ever. Family Council has been surveying candidates each election year since 1990. This year, eighty-eight percent of primary election candidates completed the survey. “It is refreshing to see all these candidates displaying greater transparency to the people of Arkansas,” said Cox.

Cox said the 2020 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide includes survey responses from Arkansas Supreme Court candidates as well. “In addition to candidates for state office, we also surveyed and received completed surveys from all candidates running for the Arkansas Supreme Court,” Cox said. “Judicial candidates often get overlooked during election cycles, but I think everyone agrees judges play a major role in state government. This guide will help Arkansans better understand their Arkansas Supreme Court candidates as well.”

Cox noted the 2020 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide is nonpartisan and free to anyone who requests a copy of it. “Our goal is to help Arkansans cast informed votes. The Arkansas Voter’s Guide does not favor one candidate over another. Family Council does not endorse candidates. We simply ask the candidates where they stand on issues Arkansans care about, and then we share the candidates’ responses with voters. We also have included contact information voters can use to contact candidates who chose not to complete our survey. Anyone can request copies of the Arkansas Voter’s Guide. All they have to do is call our office in Little Rock at (501) 375-7000, and we will send them as many guides as they need. Voters can also see candidates’ survey responses or order them online at”

Family Council is a conservative education and research organization based in Little Rock.