Your Arkansas Representative will likely vote on an important piece of legislation next week, and needs to hear from you right away.
House Bill 1228, the Conscience Protection Act by Rep. Bob Ballinger, affirms religious liberty in Arkansas. Arkansas is one of a handful of states with no amendment, law, or court ruling protecting the traditional understanding of the free exercise of religion. Over and over again we have seen Americans marginalized simply for wanting to live out their deeply-held religious convictions. Laws like HB1228 help protect our right to do just that.
Please call and leave a message for your representative at (501) 682-6211 expressing your support for HB1228, the Conscience Protection Act. To learn more about this act and why it is important, click here.
The following press release was received from the Family Council Action Committee based in Little Rock.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 4, 2013
On Thursday afternoon Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel certified a group trying to legalize so-called “medical” marijuana to begin gathering petition signatures to place their measure on the November 2014 ballot. On Friday Family Council Action Committee President Jerry Cox released a statement.
“Ultimately, this is about legalizing marijuana,” Cox said. “This proposal is very similar to the one Arkansans voted down last November, and it still has a lot of the same problems: It’s vaguely-worded; marijuana stores will open in Arkansas; and people will still be allowed to grow their own marijuana.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
On Wednesday Family Council President Jerry Cox issued a statement congratulating Josh Duggar on becoming the new director of Family Research Council Action.
“I’ve known the Duggar family for many years,” Cox said. “Jim Bob and I worked together when he was a state legislator. It’s good to see his son Josh continuing that tradition of Christian service by accepting the job as director of Family Research Council Action. Josh is bright and full of ideas, and I wish him the best as he and his family transition from Arkansas to D.C. We look forward to working with him.”