August 27, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – For AR People announces a new ad campaign launched to protect democracy and expose Arkansans for Transparency for what they really are— the establishment working to silence the people.

Led by political insiders and establishment darlings, Arkansans for Transparency formed to kill a series of citizen-initiated ballot measures. Their campaign aims to subvert the will of hundreds of thousands of Arkansans who signed their support for popular initiatives through the petitioning process.

“I’m disappointed that Arkansans for Transparency is working to undermine the voices of Arkansans,” said Austin Bailey, a spokesperson for the nonprofit, nonpartisan group For AR People. “Hundreds of thousands of Arkansans signed petitions to vote on various measures in November, and their right to do so should be honored.”

For AR People aims to highlight how the political elite work to silence the people. It’s time to ask, “Who should decide what Arkansas votes on? 200,000 Arkansans or the establishment?”

We will continue to shine a light on big money lobbyists’ power at the Capitol and Arkansans for Transparency’s shameless attacks on voters.

About For AR People

Arkansas’s state motto is “The People Rule.” But for too long, many ofour state politicians have been operating in the shadows, prioritizing interests of the wealthy andpowerful over interests of the people. They put partisanship and deep-pocket campaign donors ahead of us, the voters.
This is our state. We are fighting back.
For AR People is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances a responsible democracy in Arkansas by educating the public about issues that impact our daily lives and holding politicians accountable. We provide opportunities for Arkansans to speak up for their values ​-like transparency and accountability in state government ​-​and build a stronger state that works for everyone.