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Defining Arkansas Values

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas has enjoyed a formal presence in our state since 1910, advancing policies that protect and expand the civil rights of all Arkansans. Defining Arkansas Values is a platform building a direct relationship with the Arkansas General Assembly in the interest of ensuring that all Arkansans have a voice in the legislative process while advising lawmakers on the challenges and injustices facing Arkansas citizens.  

Defining Arkansas Values focuses on policy and advocacy goals grounded in the five (5) pillars of the Urban League; Health, Housing, Jobs, Education and Social Justice. Defining Arkansas Values will promote policy discussions that directly impact the ability for communities to grow and prosper. Through its statewide presence, the Urban League of the State of Arkansas pushes for greater resources and more effective policies to advance economic and social equality.

Legislation to Watch
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Senate Bill 24

What does this legislation do?

Stand your ground would change Arkansas law to remove ones duty to retreat if one could do so safely, under this legislation any one is allowed to use deadly force if they feel they are in physical danger, and even if they could safely get away. 

Has anyone ever been charged for using deadly force aginst somone who was psoing physical danger?

No.

House Bill 1218

What does this legislation do?

Prevent public schools, colleges, and universities from offering courses, events, activities, that pertain to race, gender, political affiliation, social classes, or particular classes of people, and withhold state funding from public schools, colleges, and universities that offer such courses, events, and activities. 

House Bill 1231

What does this legislation do? 

Prevents public schools, public charter schools, public colleges, and universities from Teaching the 1619 project, and reduces funding to public schools, public charters, colleges, and universities that teach the 1619 project.

House Bill 1112

What does this legislation do?

HB1112 would amend our current voter ID law, requiring those who cast provisional ballots to show photo identification by noon on the Monday following Election Day. Right now, voters without ID can cast provisional ballots and still have their vote counted.

Take action with the urban league of Arkansas

 Arkansans are experiencing challenges not seen in decades. The Urban League of the State of Arkansas works to promote progress through
 the efforts of Defining Arkansas Values which is the hub of the Urban League’s civic engagement activities. 

  In response to an aggressive and concerted effort to undermine the voices of many Arkansans, in particular in poor and minority communities, the Urban League launched Defining Arkansas Values to help educate citizens about the activities of the Arkansas General Assembly and how they can engage in the legislative process.

Defining Arkansas Values Virtual Town Hall

Monday, February 8, 2021

7:00 pm

Mayor George McGill

Mayor George McGill

City of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Anna Beth Gorman

Anna Beth Gorman

Executive Director, Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Dean John DiPippa

Dean John DiPippa

Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy

Dr. David Montague

Dr. David Montague

Professor of Criminal Justice at UA Little Rock

Former Senator Shane Broadway

Former Senator Shane Broadway

ASU Vice President for University Relations

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