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Do the People Rule in Arkansas?
October 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Making our motto a reality.
Our state motto here in Arkansas is “The People Rule,” but limited candidate choices and a power-hungry legislative agenda threaten our ability to live out that principle.
Join us for a Zoom conversation this Thursday, October 14, at 1 p.m. with Open Primaries as we talk about efforts to shore up our democracy and ensure that we put people over politics and ideas over ideology. Register here for free.
In 2020, 56% of Arkansas legislators for office ran unopposed. Another 21% ran in races with token opposition.
And in the 2021 session, the state legislature advanced an amendment to the 2022 ballot that would require citizen-led initiatives get 60% of the vote to pass instead of the current 50%.
Do the People rule when it takes 60% for them to pass laws but it takes just 50% for the legislature to do the same thing?