FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.