Be the Change!

We’ve wrapped up a week of town hall meetings. Did you attend one? If you did, give yourself a hand. Our MoCs need to know they are accountable to their constituents!

Work groups are starting to form, and we want you to join! If you have a passion for one of these interest-based groups, please reply to the most recent from BCTA email with the word JOIN and look for an invitation to our Slack (an online project-management platform) within the week. Here are the groups: defense, economy, education, environment/energy, health, human rights, voter rights, women in office.

Details have started coming together about International Women’s Day on 3/8. Here is the plan according to

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

Here, we’ve decided to put a Natural State touch on it by organizing “Arkansas Women: Take a Hike” events. We encourage you to spend the day connecting with nature and practicing self care while telling workplace, economy, and other commitments to take a hike! A variety of events are taking place around Arkansas – or you can even organize your own! We are even working to produce a list of small, women- and minority-owned businesses to help you shop selectively.

Let’s talk about the events coming up between now and then, though… Click for more details.

Upcoming Events

Faulkner County Indivisible Meeting / February 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Conway

Little Rock Board of Directors Meeting / February 28 @ 4:00, City Hall
(LRSD Superintendent to address future use of closed school facilities)

Pulaski Democrats February Meeting / February 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Little Rock

Study Group: Local Activism & Advocacy /  March 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Little Rock

Don’t forget: If you or a group you know is planning an action, event, or meeting, we want to know! Please share (or ask the organizer to share) to anything that you’d like to see on our website or in our weekly email.

Keep up the good work!