On January 21, 2017 nearly 7,000 people attended the Women’s March for Arkansas hosted by Be the Change Alliance. Millions marched for equality around the world. BTCA is proud of our Little Rock attendees who marched and rallied at the Arkansas State Capitol. We want to send a sincere thank you for your participation and for helping make our peaceful March and Rally a success.
“I am so impressed that the best of Arkansas turned out on Saturday to make the Women’s March for Arkansas the biggest, most beautiful, peaceful, and successful rally in Little Rock history,” said BTCA founder and March Organizer Gwendolynn Combs. “From babies to a 90-year-old woman, this was a first political action for many attendees, but it cannot be the last. Show up when you can and make phone calls every day. Do not be silent.”
We hope this historic event has energized you take action and support rights and equality for all. We want to share with you the ways you can keep the momentum going.
Every 10 days we will take action on an issue we all care about, starting today.
The First Action: Write a postcard to your Senators about what matters most to you – and how you’re going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead. We’re offering printable postcards for you to download.
You can go it alone, or consider inviting some friends, neighbors and fellow Marchers over for a drink or dinner sometime in the next ten days to talk about your experience and fill out your postcards.
The Arkansas Citizens First Congress is a multi-issue and non-partisan coalition of organizations who work together for progressive changes in state policy. Coalition members come from all corners of the state and work on many different issues. At the Arkansas Legislature, the coalition members lobby together on a common agenda. They also watchdog the legislature, and lobby against threats to progressive policy. The Arkansas Citizens First Congress has lobbied lawmakers at the Arkansas Legislature since 1999. Sign up for Action Alerts Here
Text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). You’ll be prompted to enter your ZIP code and that’s it—you’re signed up. You will subsequently receive one text message every workday about an issue that we have determined to be urgent based on where you live. You tap on the phone number in your message, listen to a short recording about that day’s issue, and from there you’ll be automatically routed to your Senator, member of Congress, or other relevant elected official. In 90 seconds, you can conscientiously object and be done with it.
You can make the phone calls when you’re walking to the bus stop, or waiting in line for your morning latte. One touch of the phone and you’re done.
We will frequently post updates on action items and send out emails and information on future events. Stay in touch!