Join us for the KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Summer 2019 Tour Kickoff! Empowering young minds with knowledge of the justice system, and exercising your rights! With performances, interactive dialogue, lawyer talkback and free food! Featuring artist Oya the Walking Poet and legal advice by Ms. Peggy Egan.
Sponsored by Seeds of Liberation, Arkansas Youth Coalition for Social Change and Arkansas Citizen's First Congress.
Citizens First Congress (CFC), along with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), is hosting a discussion via Telephone Town Hall and Facebook Live to talk about Medicaid, Arkansas Works, and the recent work requirement ruling. We'll have policy experts here to break it all down and you will be able to any ask questions you may have. We'll also be sharing on how you can still enroll for coverage and how you can help others do the same.
To sign up to join the conversation via telephone, fill out this form:
You will also be able to watch via Facebook Live on the Citizens First Congress page at 6:00pm.
Join the CFC, Arkansas Community Organizations and Arkansas United for a legislative update.
This forum is open to the public and we encourage anyone from the Northeast Arkansas area to attend! We want to give you a chance to hear from your legislators and be able ask them questions. All issues are open for discussion! For more information contact Nick Cartwright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-837-0593.
Arkansas Youth Coalition for Social Change and Arkansas Public Policy Panel presents GEN Z SATURDAY in partnership with JBM and Associates. Sponsored by Pulaski County Youth Services.
Engaging our youth in the process for political transformation! Lunch will be served, with a special performance by Writeous Poets.
For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Barth and Chuck Cliett are hosting a fundraising party for the Panel and CFC at their beautiful home, along with many wonderful cohosts. You can find more information on our Facebook page, and you can always make a contribution to support our work here: https://arpanel.networkforgood.com
A Town Hall Meeting co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Washington County, Arkansas Citizens First Congress, Arkansas Education Association, Arkansas Advocates for Children, Hispanic Women’s Association, and Arkansas United will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the Jones Center for Families and Children in Springdale.
Join us for a legislative update on education issues and hear our panelists share their stories. Our panel will consist of a legislator, public school teacher, school administrator, former charter school teacher and blogger, and other representatives of community groups.
Come learn how you can get involved in your public schools. A question and answer session will follow the panelist presentations. Information and literature from sponsoring groups will be available.
Join the Arkansas Public Policy Panel as we host a forum on the Arkansas Census 2020 Census and how we can collaborate to ensure a complete count of ALL Arkansas residents. Arkansas has a number of communities who are historically undercounted, diminishing political representation, investments and causing a range of other negative consequences. Space is limited, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/y7zkp2ru
Get involved during the 2019 Legislative Session by registering for CFC's Lobby Day! On January 30th, Citizens First Congress will be hosting a Lobby Day at AEA & the Arkansas State Capitol from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will be a jam-packed day as you will receive an update on the session, attend Senate & House committee meetings, listen to legislators speak on the issues you care about, and have the opportunity to meet with them one-on-one to lobby for important legislation!
Join us for Arkansas Public Policy Panel's 2018 Dragon Slayer Banquet, celebrating those that fight for social injustice in Arkansas! Don't miss it Saturday June 9th at Four Points by Sheraton 6pm-8pm! This year's Dragon Slayer Banquet will feature a live auction with items ranging from sports memorabilia and amazing vacation packages among other items. Tickets for this event start at $75.00.
This year's honorees are
Dragon Slayer for best activist/organizer of past two years: Concerned Citizens of Prescott
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rosemary Brown Britton
Civil Rights: Arkansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Economic Justice: Arkansans for fair Landlord Tenant Laws
Education Reform: Alyce Love
Environment: Scharmel Roussel
Election Reform: Arkansas ACLU
Local organizing award: Concerned Citizens of Monticello
2 new categories!
Youth Leader: Maria Meneses
Business Partner: Root Café
Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://arpanel.networkforgood.com/events/6460-2018-dragon-slayer-dinner
Join us for our 2nd Annual Environmental Summit!
The Environmental Summit will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from leading experts on the current state of environmental issues. Attendees will learn how recent policy changes will affect our environment, our economy, the lives of Arkansans and what actions they can take to protect and improve our environment.
The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Root Cafe are partnering for#ToTheRoot, an event to engage young people, bring awareness to social justice issues, and encourage them to join the fight.
Senator Joyce Elliott and Public Education Advocate Susana O’Daniel, will recap the legislative session and share ways you can join us to make a difference! The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and other organizations working to improve the Natural State will provide information about their groups and how to get involved.
The event will be held on Tuesday, April 11th at the Root Café, 1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202, beginning at 5:30. The Root Café is providing food and Loblolly Creamery will provide ice cream.
This will be an opportunity to meet other young adults who are concerned about what is happening in our state and our city. People will have the opportunity to learn about issues, the various organizations addressing those issues, and how they can get involved.
We need you to volunteer! On April 6 we will host a text and a phone-a-thon at the Panel office to reach as many people as possible with the goal of raising $20,000!
We will be at the Panel from 8 am - 8 pm, calling and texting to remind people to donate. Of course, we do not expect you to be at the Panel for 12 hours, but any time you can contribute will be extremely helpful.
If you can't make it, please GIVE HERE between 8 am & 8 pm
Join us for our Annual Holiday Party
It starts at 4:00, but it’s okay if you’re tardy!
A short program at 5:00, and we’ll be done by 7,
So you can be tucked into bed by 11!
Win a prize for the best homemade dish,
Just make sure you de-bone the fish!
Bring a dessert for everyone to share,
Like a pie, a tart, or a chocolate eclair!
And if you have a question,
Call Cassie at 501-376-7913 ext. 11
Please join us October 28 & 29 for the 2016 Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Summit. At the summit we will:
- Build relationships and connect people across different groups to work together
- Highlight the shared issues and solutions supported by our education campaigns, community leaders, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders and broaden our base of support
- Provide advocacy training that will help motivate and mobilize people around the critical issues coming up in the 2017 legislative session
- Develop concrete actions/tools for participants to take back to their communities
The summit is open to the public. For more details, contact Ana Phakhin at email@example.com
* PLEASE NOTE: Registration is free and covers all presentations, workshops, and meals at the summit location. Registration forms must be submitted by October 7, 2016 *
Join us as we roast and toast the fundraiser with the most!
Beth Ardapple left her life as an organic farmer 20 years ago to join a fledgling non-profit with big dreams of expanding opportunity for Arkansans. Over the years she spearheaded the effort to raise money to fuel a sustainable grassroots movement. We hope you will join us for a celebration and fundraiser in her honor.
Help us thank Beth for all she has done!
Reception Friday, September 9, 2016
4:30 - 7:00
First Presbyterian Church
800 Scott Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Boulevard Best Way to Beat Congestion on I-30, Smart Mobility presents modeling of 30Crossing Options
A study commissioned by a group of concerned citizens shows a boulevard is the best way to cut congestion on Interstate 30, while the highway department’s current proposal would actually increase congestion.
Norm Marshall, President of Smart Mobility, recently completed traffic modeling for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's 12 lane freeway proposal and compared it to alternatives.
Marshall will present his findings at the City Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m., May 17th at City Hall. Marshall will present to the public the same day at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street, Little Rock, AR. All citizens are invited to both meetings.
Tom Fennell, a local architect and member of Improve 30Crossing said, “I am gratified that Norm Marshall’s traffic modeling has confirmed that the best long term approach is a true boulevard from the river through the I-630 interchange. This approach is great for economic development, far less expensive, and better for reducing congestion.'"
Improve 30Crossing commissioned Marshall to analyze and report on AHTD’s planning methodology for the the project. The first part of the report was released in April, and found AHTD’s proposal will likely increase congestion, rather than reduce it.
City Director Kathy Webb said, “Mr. Marshall’s report calls our highway department’s methods into question, and I hope this new traffic modeling will inspire AHTD engineers to take a fresh look at the problems with their current proposal."
Marshall helped found Smart Mobility, Inc. in 2001. Since its founding, Marshall has managed projects in Chicago, Austin, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Louisville and other regions. Marshall has over three decades of experience with traffic modeling, evaluating government agencies’ transportation proposals, and with developing programs that address regional needs with a variety of transportation solutions. (See smartmobility.com)
Improve 30Crossing is working in partnership with the Arkansas Public Policy Panel on an effort to develop sustainable alternatives to the proposed AHTD expansion of the I-30 freeway in downtown Little Rock. For more, join the “Improve 30Crossing” Facebook page.