‘Voters have shown time and time again where they stand on this vital issue and it is only right that their representatives do the same.’
‘Today, we are one step closer to restoring the freedom that was taken from individuals when Roe v. Wade was overturned.’
‘I just want to make sure that we are able to speak up, speak out and give those people voices that they need on what’s going on in our community.’
‘Age-gating social media platforms for adults and minors does not appear to be an effective approach when, in reality, it is the content on particular platforms that is driving the state’s true concerns.’
The number of attempts to ban or restrict books across the U.S. last year was the highest in the 20 years the American Library Association has been tracking such efforts.
At least 19 other states have enacted laws restricting or banning gender-affirming care for minors following Arkansas’ law, and nearly all of them have been challenged in court.
Opponents of the map have argued that the state Legislature diluted the influence of Black voters by splitting up the 2nd District.
The lawsuit challenges the decision to move thousands of predominantly Black voters out of the 2nd District in central Arkansas.
‘The ramifications of this bill are great, especially for ethnic minorities, for women and for disabled veterans.’
‘When you have a pot of money such as this 140-plus million dollars, (lawmakers) are going to be the ones best to decide how to use it.’