It was a win-some-lose-some election year for Arkansas voters. The passing of all five ballot measures probably wasn’t music to anyone’s ears. It would be hard to argue it not odd that a statewide lottery was completely embraced while at the same time, a new initiative act was passed that makes it more difficult for children to find a home in Arkansas.
Two steps forward and one step back, we suppose.
On Saturday, November 15, 2008 local residents will join protestors across the nation in what one local group is saying “could be the largest organized Protest / Movement since the Civil Rights Movement.”
NWAEquality has set up a website detailing the peaceful demonstration’s agenda. Anyone interested should meet at Fayetteville City Hall at 12:30 PM where groups will organize and eventually march from the University of Arkansas campus towards Dickson Street.
A nationwide march specifically protesting California’s Propostion 8 is planned for the same time.[More at jointheimpact.com and nwaequality.wordpress.com]