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June Pot Luck

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Are you tired of the never-ending wars the U.S. is waging? Do you want to be a more effective lobbyist for peace?

This month’s program will be a follow-up to the Anti-War workshop to be held on Saturday, June 8, sponsored by ACPJ and Little Rock Quaker Meeting, and led by a member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. If you are tired of the endless wars the U.S. is waging and missed the workshop, here is your chance to join the conversation and learn about more effective lobbying for ending war. We will all have a chance to brainstorm Big Ideas for Changing America’s Foreign Policy!

John Coffin will start us off on what can be an exciting and productive evening! Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm, 2510 Hidden Valley Drive, Little Rock
Bring a dish to share
Bread and drinks provided

“If we want to have the money to face climate change and our crumbling infrastructure, we must stop the endless war machine and we must do it now.” ~ Win Without War

Anti-War Workshop

Illustration of a dove pulling letters spelling out "Wage Peace"
Join the ACPJFriends Committee on National LegislationLittle Rock Quakers and other organizations as we present a Anti-War Advocacy Workshop.
Register Herehttps://act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams/953/
Early registration will help the organizers plan the event.

People across the country are asking the same question: “What can I do to change what’s happening in the world?”

Your voice can make an important impact on federal policy. In-person meetings with your members of Congress are the most effective way to influence policy decisions. 

Change in Washington starts with you. 

Please join us for an advocacy workshop:
●    Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations 
●    Drive the media coverage you want to see
●    Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network

Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.

Learn More: fcnl. org/advocacyteams 

April Potluck

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The Arkansas Legislature will adjourn (hopefully) the 2019 session on April 12th. Tippi McCullough and Jamie Scott will talk about their experiences in the House as new and minority members.

When: Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 PM.

Where: 2510 Hidden Valley Drive in Little Rock

Bring a dish to share

Bread and drinks provided

All are welcome!

March Potluck

Dr. Anika Whitfield

Our speaker for Tuesday night’s pot-luck wears many hats, the latest being an adviser to last month’s speaker, Mayor Frank Scott.

Dr. Anika T. Whitfield, a Little Rock Podiatric doctor and Baptist minister, is a tireless advocate and organizer for human rights, and justice, She has served in many capacities as a volunteer in the LR public schools and is a leader in Save our Schools and Grassroots Arkansas.

Dr. Whitfield is an active supporter in the local Poor Peoples Campaign, a revival of the campaign started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just before his assassination. One of the goals of the campaign (shared by WAND) is to End U.S. militarism and make war a relic of the past.

Her enthusiasm is contagious. Join us!

Call to Action

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Support State Sen. Joyce Elliott’s resolution to add Arkansas to the list of states who believe it is time to pass the Equal rights Amendment (ERA) and add women to the constitution.

1. Call or email your legislators and tell them you support this resolution, SJR18.

2. Call or email members of the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee and tell them to pass this resolution.

3.THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 9 AM be at the Capitol in the Old Supreme Court room wearing white.


Need to look up your legislator? https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

Women’s Struggles Today

Women's Struggles in Today's World event flyer

Yes, we know there has been some progress in women’s rights and equality since 1960’s, but today, a half a century later, we still see gender-related discrimination in nearly every area: sports, government, business, education, etc. The US Congress has a record 125 women currently serving (104 in the House, 21 in the Senate). But we have a long way to go when it comes to gender parity! And women in other parts of the world have even bigger challenges. Not a day goes by without hearing terrible stories about women and children living in Asia, South America, Africa, and even parts of Europe. Let’s join together and keep pushing for change!

Our own Advisory Board member, State Senator Joyce Elliot and Ms. Aysun Serbes, who has recently made Arkansas her home after fleeing persecution with her husband and two children, will tell their stories. This event is co-sponsored by our friends at the Arkansas Culture and Dialog Center (fka the Raindrop Foundation) and Advocates for Silenced TurkeyPlease RSVPto ARculturedialog@gmail.com.

When: Friday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. Where: 1501 Market Street, 72211 Refreshments and Q&A will follow the event.