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 www.womensmarch.com:

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 www.facebook.com/groups/bethechangealliancear anything that you’d like to see on our website or in our weekly email.

Keep up the good work!