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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vote 'No' on Act 1

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

A news conference is set tomorrow to announce a "major development" in the campaign to defeat initiated Act 1, which will put up more barriers to adoption and foster parenting for the abundance of kids in need.

Hey, here's an idea. Gov. Mike Beebe could drop by and add his voice against this mean-spirited legislation. He managed to find time today for rice farmers who need more irrigation water. How about the kids who need homes tomorrow?

Arkansas Families First will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to announce a major development in the campaign against Initiative Act 1, the ballot initiative to ban unmarried couples from foster parenting and adopting in Arkansas.

Who: Arkansas Families First members and supporters, including:

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

National Association of Social Workers – Arkansas Chapter

American Academy of Pediatrics – Arkansas Chapter

Arkansas ACLU

Inter Faith Alliance

Just Communities of Central Arkansas

What: Press conference to announce a major development in the “Yes to Children, No to Act 1” campaign.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Where: Old Supreme Court Chamber, second floor of the Arkansas State Capitol, south end.

Contact: Tara Manthey, 501-371-9678, Ext. 111 or 501-786-7378 mobile



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