A news conference is set tomorrow to announce a "major development" in the campaign to defeat initiated Act 1, which will put up more barriers to adoption and foster parenting for the abundance of kids in need.
Hey, here's an idea. Gov. Mike Beebe could drop by and add his voice against this mean-spirited legislation. He managed to find time today for rice farmers who need more irrigation water. How about the kids who need homes tomorrow?
Arkansas Families First will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to announce a major development in the campaign against Initiative Act 1, the ballot initiative to ban unmarried couples from foster parenting and adopting in Arkansas.
Who: Arkansas Families First members and supporters, including:
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
National Association of Social Workers – Arkansas Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics – Arkansas Chapter
Inter Faith Alliance
Just Communities of Central Arkansas
What: Press conference to announce a major development in the “Yes to Children, No to Act 1” campaign.
When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
Where: Old Supreme Court Chamber, second floor of the Arkansas State Capitol, south end.
Contact: Tara Manthey, 501-371-9678, Ext. 111 or 501-786-7378 mobile