Get to The Root at The Root
5:30 pm17:30

Get to The Root at The Root

  • the Root Café

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.

ArkansasGives Phone-a-thon
8:00 am08:00

ArkansasGives Phone-a-thon

  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel

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

The Panel's Annual Holiday Party
4:00 pm16:00

The Panel's Annual Holiday Party

  • Iron Workers Union Hall

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

2016 Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Summit
Oct 29

2016 Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Summit

  • Saint Mark Baptist Church

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  

* 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 *

Beth's Retirement Roast and Toast
4:30 pm16:30

Beth's Retirement Roast and Toast

  • First Presbyterian Church

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


Please RSVP by filling out this form. For more information, call 501.376.7913 x 11 or email

Name *
Arkansas Environmental Policy Summit
8:30 am08:30

Arkansas Environmental Policy Summit

  • Heifer International Headquarters

Join us for the 1st Annual Arkansas Environmental Policy Summit!

Heifer International Headquarters, Little Rock

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel in partnership with Sierra Club Arkansas Chapter and Audubon Arkansas proudly hosts the 1st annual Summit to bring together professionals and the public on current and pressing environmental policy issues.  This conference will include workshop/breakout sessions in the morning, a keynote speaker for lunch and a panel discussion in the afternoon.  

We aim to include many different voices of the community to participate in a thoughtful discussion about what the current environmental issues are and how they should be addressed.  


Contact for more information.

 Boulevard Best Way to Beat Congestion on I-30, Smart Mobility presents modeling of 30Crossing Options
7:00 pm19:00

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

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.

6:00 pm18:00

DC House Party

  • Home of Jim Gray & Henry Louie

Please join us for our very first party in D.C. to support the Arkansas Public Policy Panel