Arkansans for Transparency Launches Effort to Preserve Democracy, Fight Back Against Out-of-State Interests

“Arkansas voters—not out-of-state interests—decide our elections”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Arkansans for Transparency launched a campaign in response to two proposed amendments to the Arkansas Constitution, which are meant to grossly manipulate Arkansas’s election process and the laws that have governed redistricting in our state for decades.

Jonelle Fulmer of Fort Smith and Washington County Judge Joseph Wood will serve as co-chairs of the committee, with Will Rockefeller serving as the committee’s secretary. The co-chairs released the following statement:

“From the very beginning, the proponents of these two amendments have operated under a false guise of transparency in an attempt to both confuse and deceive the Arkansas electorate. This effort is being championed by out-of-state interests as a way of stealing elections right in our own backyard. They’ve essentially described Arkansas as a lab rat for their own social and election engineering efforts. It’s unacceptable, and it’s not the way we do things in Arkansas.

“For these reasons, Arkansans for Transparency has been established to protect the democratic process in our state and to fight for what all Arkansans want and deserve: full transparency at the ballot box. Arkansas voters—not out-of-state interests—decide our elections, and we fully expect that message to be sent loud and clear in November.”

About Arkansans for Transparency:

Arkansans for Transparency is a Ballot Question Committee formed as a response to two proposed amendments to the Arkansas Constitution, which are meant to grossly manipulate Arkansas’s election process and the laws that have governed redistricting in our state for decades. The goal of Arkansans for Transparency is to protect our democratic process by educating voters on the deceitful practices by the amendments’ proponents.