Newsletter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas Spring 2010

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1 Good Fight News from Civil Liberties Front Newsletter merican Civil Liberties Union Sprg 2010 Newsletter merican Civil Liberties Union Fall Sprg Free Speech Vicry ct 1 Vicry Society Freethkers Free speech struck a vicry lt December bad when law a is federal judge ruled much Secretary than says When Dickson. y tried aga 2009 with same outcome, Her work, y however, contacted began long bee. bal- by ct meetg 1 didn t certa prevent logistical sgle people not viewpotbed from requirements, adoptg or fosterg Sklar said. children, but it who live alone State s fice must allow words Society lot itiative psed. did bar any unmarried cohabitg couple, gay or From start We government started campaigng cannot arbitrarily agt deny psage people straight, Even though from adoptg Freethkers or fosterg display children met re- Freethkers put up its Wter Solstice display fish, it ok months ir right bee free speech vote. It w a public a long um, process said gardless requirements it relationship w rejected by Daniels s couple fice on grounds state Capil. about five years really started executive back direcr 1999 Rita with Sklar. state regulation banned any household where a gay adult child. nd is what happened here. Secretary Capil Dickson police said from y matag felt law proper served order no child because, ficials regardless said, display best terests would prohibit half a decade bee Wendy Rickman, Stephanie down State s Office re did not w have never any create doubt a public we with resided from fosterg children, which w struck or purpose than exclude same-sex couples, filed a prejudice. decorum. lthough Daniels himself defendants later serted later ad- federal lawsuit after Huffman, Frank were um, on but it right did. side this issue. I m pleed mitted display y knew also re lacked w a festive a critical ne shortage w ct 1 Press Society Conference w Franz Pennisi, Matt every member Supreme homes consistent children. with or displays at Capil. Spillenger, denied right Rita Sklar, put Kathy Harrison, Holly Court Hisry: sided For with many us years - aga. a life-sized nativity scene Domestic only or partners display Wendy outside Rickman Capil Stepha- w Webb, Eric McDaniel & Holly Dickson or up a display on h sod on grounds Capil durg nie Huffman, both Conway, didn t worry about Dickson nativity scene. clients Capil grounds on Christm It started seon. with a promise In early 1990s, losg ir adopted child, a n two-year old friends heard For Matt Harrison Frank Pennisi rulg with premise complaed presence life-sized We special did not needs; seek however, removal y were nativity very scene. concerned Secretary structure sittg on front steps Capil news about unanimous Supreme w personal. Freethkers about ct 1 could from have begng. sought its In removal addition adopted ddler, y have a biological Court decision overturned ban on fter agreeg c children Matt s unmarried State Charlie or Daniels s gay couples adoptg or servg cous, could eily ma be perceived concern w state what endorsement if ballot child. sertg a violation Establishment Clause foster pnts state s kids need a home. meure fice violated religion. psed. In response, If anythg nativity happened scene pnts, kids could end up foster c. group s right free matenance were taken over by a private group its sce We no wanted speech w grow permitted our family besides because nativity For Dickson, staff atrney, scene, ct 1 said avenue Holly Dickson, w closed us, Huffman this vicry w particularly sweet. We started talkg everyone we knew about says. speech. scene w eventually moved a less staff Unlike atrney. most We sought or couples simply terested ensure what We started puttg ce ger right after ban w implemented November 2008, it m, Pennisi remembers. Society Freethkers is a addition, Secretary State s fice created a w accessible public. see ct 1 Vicry, page 3 statewide nonprit organization part dedicated written policy allowg temporary displays on display is an 8 x4 wooden box depictg promotg education confusg ballot itiative tried expla adoption, y were g consider a second proment place on Capil grounds. In w designated a limited public um truly Sprg awness Banquet Honors Local Freethkers, its hisry, activities holidays. Heroes hisry wter solstice celebrations providg mation about Society, group had origally applied put up its This opened up a public um whereby any With troduction Rev. Stephen J. Copley, named 2011 Civil Liber- number ors were recognized pril step method. way. Thank you all your hard an display wter 2008 but w denied. person advocate or group civil could liberties. put up a temporary display we turned physical David universe who w re scientific us every tarian Year at this year s nnual Banquet, 26 eveng. Little Rock law firm, Williams & work. packed room at Next Level Events banquet hall at Union Station erupted applause. Bernarde Miller, Bonnie Johnson, Daniel Beck Consul-General Mexico ndrés Chao, who nderson, PLC, well ir atrneys, Marie- This year s keynote speaker w While Copley warned crowd about givg Longtime Justice Champion Teresa Wel, were given Distguished Vicry Service ward ir Challenge work on ct support state s immigrant CT population. 1 thanked its work a mister a microphone eveng, his thanks honor w heartfelt but brief. 1. You speak us when we have no one else Brownie Ledbetter h taken Dies sts In ct large 1 part barred because unmarried ir hard work couples speak from us, adoptg he said. fosterg decades Longtime those civil who rights have no activist voice. I Brownie am honored Ledbetter dedication tk, we were vicrious when Metzger said, Everyone w pleed have chosen died March 21 recipient Little Rock. humbled She argug Initiated ct ct 1 1 bee w a ballot itiative Supreme psed ndrés On pril Chao 16, 2010, guest Pulki speaker. County Circuit when I thk pt honorees, he said. w 77. Court 2008 earlier makg this year, it illegal said Executive unmarried Direcr Court night Judge Chris banquet Piazza w struck marked down by severe Methodist mister by trade, Copley is Rita native dedicated her life people Sklar. who cohabit with a sexual partner srms across state. Sklar said, Despite well known his tireless efts on a number banishg social economic justice adopt North or Little foster Rock children. atrney David legal Grace team w eveng s unexpected downpour, we had a tremendous turnout. fronts, cludg death penalty abolition, immigrants rights, racial through juvenile justice, religious many ward consistg his legal sistance durg, recent - We banquet happy is nonprit s only court annual also awarded Distguished Service liberty, improved health c education. controversial fice s renovations. LGBT project, Williams fund-raisg recognized event, thanks ct 1 loyal harms supporters, than 175 tickets were sold this year. W Copley said it s his personal faith keeps campaigns state nderson Board President Law James Little Metzger Rock troduced him workg fair treatment immigrants. Grace, s foster children because around world. Sullivan-Cromwell sayg, When Law we started Firm renovation, We called c stranger our New York When I started this job filed suit challengg law it elimates potential qualified midst is what I try do, he said. Board 1992, Direcrs Brownie President Jim Metzger said, We ok great pleure showed me honorg ropes, Platiffs It w a rough participatg go, with a few sleepless ce cluded nights a productive choice - Holly issues, Dickson, staff atrney w said Stephen Co- lesbian couple who staff, adopted ir lobbyist an Graham strumental preventg 14 reproductive free- unconstitutional 2011 December, Legislative pnts, Roundup executive direcr pley, Rita who Gatlett foster child courageous bee ct volunteers, 1 w but psed it appears dom-related legislative meures from makg it Sklar, She h schooled been ir bulldog-like diligence durg this year s 88th Brownie Ledbetter would like open ir home a second law, law. holdg law ct an such a leader General ssembly w well worth eft. se cluded ne bills restrictg access me culture com- special ll needs all, it w child, a big a w grmor civil liberties who w abortion; unreonably three bills broad requirg net physicians did not serve report politics, which ok a lot schoolg, munity let barred people by, ct 1 from says adoptg her own ir State s pregnant terest patients; a determg bill would what have is re- me tell you. She w a lone warrior across much Executive grchild Direcr several Rita Sklar. married heterosexual defed best an terest fetus an fsprg child. He from also concep- noted her life, showed me how state deal on with im- couples In retrospect, who would she feels have y been were prohibited ready by tion he allowed w troubled a pregnant by woman fact use deadly law sometimes beg only one portant rg, so- attacks on reproductive rights, immigrants, sexual ce protect her fetus; a bill would ct 1 from arrangg certa friends or targeted gay people. state is cial issues orientation, due process creg erosion relatives mericans adopt privacy ir children rights. if y die or provide expected abortion appeal or contraceptive decision. medical c have allowed any health c provider refuse ten is. It s an understatement many years. Rita say she Sklar, helped back, me. shley Borrayo & He is a good become ccordg capacitated. Rava Daphtary, a women s nearly any reon. prom date nthony Gerard see Ledbetter, example page 5 health-policy specialist who helped lobby on re- see Roundup, see ct 1, page 53 1

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Executive recent Rita Sklar keep death your sense one Direcr: feistiest humor, Rita Sklar BORD DIRECTORS champions liberty equality Writg Our summer se columns w full is discontent good even, Brownie time you look felt Ledbetter weight OFFICERS future Writg p. 1), h se made columns me realize is a how good much s evaluate rank, vegar pt. ft-pace recent time death your look responsibility owes future this 2011 one feistiest djoa iyero Jim Metzger President Legislative Dragon evaluate Slayer, champions session pt. caronist liberty quickly equality faded recent George protect from death Fisher Brownie memory, portrayed people s one Ledbetter we feistiest her. at rights, OFFICERS Jay Barth champions liberty spent equality a few well-earned, Brownie Ledbetter mutes celebratg p. 1), h our made numerous realize women s, how much immigrants, owes racial this Charles Jim Metzger Kester President Secretary George Wise OFFICERS Vice President p. 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She Charles Kester Secretary down hall. She taught me about society, BORD lison Hall OF DIRECTORS started Treurer down down hall. a road She taught would me put left even about us illustrates. e--e you felt This with society, weight picture culture law politics. She Family taught Council, me how known important ir it w de- hung next Brownie s desk; it s lison Lia lison Lent Hall Hargis Treurer sire culture put 50s-like politics. values She taught back me been how keep your next your family, important responsibility me sense particular by cg lesbians gay men keep s protect back your people s sense success closet. humor, rights, is impossible meure, sce her even you felt weight BORD Jay it w 18 years. Her part djoa nn Heffernan iyero humor, Lia OF Barth Lent DIRECTORS 50s, course, were only even greatest even great you role when felt times w you if weight were you teachg, fightg impossible supportg, odds encouragg even your responsibility djoa iyero were white, male heterosexual. 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Instead, se kids be our sucked Champion state s Liberty. stitutionalized event also cradle--prison be laid Civil Liberties Union 11-year-old student Fifth-grader speech Will Will Phillips Phillips students defied still authority be our don t Champion know by refusg ir rights. st Liberty. But how event could pledge anyone allegiance; also be know ir he leshia laid Rita Roberts Office Manager Sklar Executive Direcr pipele. back afdable, re be live music dancg, which promise lead. Foundation STFF back rights thought ga, if its promise I people stray. afdable, teachg liberty civics justice re don t be know all live music mselves? had not been dancg, Fortunately, fulfilled which I revigoration many mericans promise lead. Holly Lucia Guillen Immigrants Rights STFF Fifth-grader spiration he felt dishonest In March, come Will a group Phillips us repeatg defied us m it. 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3 ct 1 Vicry - contued from page 1 Religious Psg Liberty Of 101Distguished Friend dems special needs child. NLR City Known takg ces no soon one be else sendg wantney. We be our decision on how child Council Sp Leadg fits Prayer our family, at she says. Meetgs ed school his ficials dedication a new primer cause on civil religious liberties, liberty Greg Karber clsroom. died on March 15, plaque on wall, than 30 years, But his work w about than just anor sent a letter North Little Rock City Gettg Council busy demg city council Karber Fort Smith w born Nov. 21, 1952 Karber fered a h whenever needed. This sprg, Religious Liberty Your members mayor sp leadg unconstitutional sectarian fter psage prayer durg itiative meetgs. 2008, Harrison Harrison. He graduated from Just this year he helped us when practice is route, accordg videotaped city council meetgs. Pennisi started writg letters ir Clsroom University School (U) w sent all dealg with Fort Smith School legislars organizations y thought might 1974; earned school a mter s districts. degree 15-page District regardg a student unfairly punished expressg herself. Reports this nature common, said Holly help. Public dmistration from U Dickson, staff atrney. primer is first publication funded by Every year we hear reports unconstitutional sectarian y received prayer supportive at school letters, board some meetgs, nty 1975; 1978 graduated from Greg w, among many good thgs, address public school responses one legal group ld couple ULR Law School (later it became students U religious William rights. H. Bowen It is on cidents two traits go unreported. we all admire a cooper- city council fearless meetgs, state practical, agency meetgs those all y levels only spent government ir money where we y know thought it would be most effective wn t School website, at Law. Little Rock), atg atrney, Burnett said. Dickson said when receives a report on ir this list. type, y suggested fice first couple sends leave a letter where he received seven p paper awards graduated second demg recr Rita government Sklar said, Greg agency had sp practice n immediately. That action stepped usually Executive Di- We want rece idea re is a state. his cls. Later, he scored p pa-differencper on Bar Exam. between a tues like courage tenacity. He works; but sharp if an md entity says wit, it many sp vir- practice sod but up does us, not, Pennisi it says. considered a ful violation First mendment furr legal steps t a 2009 taken. deposition, Pennisi says y were He practiced law three decades w City trney We not tryg prciples litigate, upon which Dickson this coun- said. Publicizg situations like one North believed U.S. Constitution student s impressed felt confident great spontaneous lawyers who were competent very prepd. violation people s rights by educatg Prosecur City Barlg. Greg Karber try w founded a true merican Little Rock helps prevent litigation prevent Karber!"#$%$&'()*$+",-.)$/)0&',)1#2((,&&3)2/4)567&&# w a member reference every sense word. Greg public government entities Constitution Garrard prohibits R. Beeney state-sanctioned Sullivan prayers. Cromwell, a recipient!"#$%&'$ God a w a fighter who didn t like see New York argued on bee Supreme Court did a wonderful job, Dickson Distguished Service ward people bullied, he w one a hful s c h o o l John L. Burnett, Legal Panel Chair, said, Greg w a pt recipient his on when no one else cd. atrneys could count program says. outstg contributions a cooperatg contag atr- a Immigrants We miss you, Greg. WRights dvocate brighter Workg morrow NW planned shley Simmons Pagés aid advocacy, Huffman litigation Rickman attended education oral arguments later learned news vicry from vocation, s a i d h stepped up its fight agt ir atrneys. racial prilg anti-immigration Pluggg Prison executive policies Northwest Pipele with recent hirg We were its first elated. Immigrant I w sure Rights it would advocate, go our favor but w surprised at unanimous decision. It speaks volumes about, I direcr Rita shley bad behavior Simmons is crimal Pagés. behavior; many times S k l a r. This re s is somethg first time else gog on, Sklar said. h take had great staff pride decision, Rickman says. Moreover, we must fd out why mority males re is a Pennisi says, We felt we were on right outside disproportionately capital city. punished position at school w made side possible but we were pleantly shocked by difference between student action by same a competitive fraction by grant white from children, just y Immigrants unanimous Rights decision all seven ( Supreme Court) Justices. school action: students have religious Project over-represented lt throughout prison population liberty rights, schools do not. Too ten, a child is actg out a variety Now, Pennisi says, We have a lot hope Simmons reons such Pagés undiagnosed aid medical or mental problems, emotional education or activities. learng disabilities, She respond family or support wishes family members its advocacy, future. We have options, like we can start a is one only groups pnts litigation Speakers students Oleta Garrett can contact Firzgerald support & Rita Sklar racial apatic prilg or absent pnts, or rights once violations labeled a committed not worry about lettg m down. guidance on civil liberties issues. agt troublemaker immigrants or crimal, people it s hard perceived escape immigrants, Pennisi says, We feel we ve made a difference, we feel sod system. nd without pressional help y Each y re year all o ten overlooked, receives trouble, primarily need, it s no surprise Northwest se same. kids She morrow s prison mates. with members immigrant population good fight ger. W up establish us made this positive. We fought kicked numerous curb reports decried religious unsalvageable liberties relationships by rights our schools. violations Often by y re school poor, ficials, black, Hispanic, urban or rural, so it s not surprisg se kids justice policies, well give those trench- Roundup - contued from page 1 which Sklar organizations said, We hope work change with immigrants. bad juvenile fd mselves ten resolved on ft once track ficials prison. My es a broader goal is view get know problem people fer possible solutions., We have with change help reality community General ssembly immigrant In defeatg nearly all se meures, med With this md, law. than 150 researchers, community shley Simmons sent a strong Pagés message educars, If we can t counselors, solve government problem through employees, a organizations many kids circumstances sympathizers, establish ir birth, an immigrants anti-choice legislars tent on wagg a war on volunteers, misters, social workers ors warng, we have go court, Sklar rights ir color, network family or is economic prepd situation, protect ir rights women: immigrants what s bad ( women those is bad perceived, Daphtary says. gd three days pril second path life h already been paved it leads said. But Cradle sce many Prison people Pipele hesitate Summit put at immigrants) straight prison. We ve identified got get by m community, f Simmons Pagés said. Sklar summed up 88th General ssembly ir Doubletree children Hotel through downwn ordeal Little Rock a track, out had pipele. ftest growg goal is Hispanic dismantle population by sayg, We country managed between block 2000 all antiabortion hear lawsuit a number activity experts sometimes discuss how goes on. get It kids is pipele we have created with bad social Reports immigrant abuse Northwest have bills cluded we ok racial a stance prilg, agt, unlawful expect out pipele. policy, so it no longer just sits re, waitg House Bill 1855, a bill requires a clic sad mission ficials vision our own government, Cradle police kids sps enter. detentions, detentions an unlawful perms length than time, 10 denial abortions bail a month especially Prison Coalition is one educational impacts system, families higher Pressionals bail rates. came rbitrary from raids around have also state, become a be licensedby common occurrence health department a abortion facilities, which is just an attempt burden sometimes dividuals have color be ced so disproportionately, respect along state. with a number national experts cludg Benetta M. Stly, direcr Nort timidate such facilities. pression- rights dismantle people this prison y pipele supposed is somethg Havg shley on staff help us respond those violations ensure local serve. Fortunately, we very some serious just need committed know Region merican Civil Liberties Union als volved nurses, docrs ors dog, said summit s Chair Wynona Bryant- authorities Foundation adherg Florida. Stly rights encouraged equal protection already highly due regulated process pressionals. U.S. Constitution We Williams, law, which Ph.D. is what this booklet is. guarantees education every organization person community this country, leaders educars so turn, y can affect a said follow executive this direcr issue Rita Sklar. Department rights three-day primer address conference common sponsored complats by Cradle Prison Initiative fered a num- larger social change. implement law. not only Constitution, but consistent with Health bic (DH) merican develops values like regulations fairness. needed ber like ficial panel discussions prayer at sportg lectures, events, While So many Hispanics people ld me ftest y growg had learned immigrant nd population part, Friendship re Coalition, also We distribution religious w strumental materials school, direction this teachg year s conference, creationism. Justice Juveniles. Cradle Prison Pipele Summit, Sklar said. W lation (re were about 10 bills), bills sizable somethg numbers y didn t Marshallese, know bee Vietnamese, attendg Turkish helped kill or every sian, piece European, anti-immigrant frican legis- I felt it w important we focus on some South merican immigrants state. threatened religious freedom freedom core problems content is largely juvenile aimed justice system at school such Born Mexico, long-time resident Simmons speech. I d Pagés say is from thanks a Mexican-merican our great team, we ficials overuse but pnts resource ficers students zero-lerance encouraged policies our read schools, it said become Sklar. better Jay Barth, Board Direc- family. She holds a Bachelor s Degree International had a successful Relations session, Global she says. ffairs from Hendrix College h studied Valpario, Chile, at St. Louis University La acquated s a result with police students presence rights. schools a rs Representative National Board zero-lerance policy found greater favor after 9-11, a kid s first encounter educates with people crimal previously worked Mexican Consulate Little Politics Rock. Chair Department Politics Universidad Panamérica. She is a certified terpreter an Ima Graves English Peace Distguished Spanish Pressor h justice about system students is all rights o ten or an ways. academic settg. Conway, also feels it w a good session. International Relations at Hendrix College at We need sp sendg see message Booklet, page 5 all see Roundup, page 4 3

4 C L U O F R K N S Three rkansans be Honored at Nod To Next Generation Upcomg Sprg Party While is busy fightg day s battles by blockg troduction harmful state legislation, protectg immigrant change atmosphere seon mark this juvenile rights, tacklg educational, racial equality reproductive sprg year s annual banquet, oncerights, held each fall now nonprit takes time billed Sprg Party. recognize upcomg generation s contributions. event May 8duties at Genesis III, located This one be myheld favorites one my hardest says Littleo, Rock s Union Station at Board 1400 EduWest cation Chair Jada Walker, whobew strumental Markham Street. f cual than writg this year s competition question. previous ticket price annual years competition challenges state s afdable,atgrapple $50. re current be live controversial music by students with legal issues. This year s question: Do you thk GroanUps (60s/70s Rock & Roll, R&B) dancg. schools should be out allowed Invitations go soon. restrict gay lesbian students expressions ir sexual identity? We wanted haveanallowg event lso, is reharm gayw afdable lesbian students expresssoir sexual identity? members people could attend, had aone number excellent entries after we We wanted w fun, said but cful consideration, we settled on an essay writ board president Jim Metzger. ten by Joseph Berleant number-one spot, she Dicksays. Bennett Fayetteville Jack Lavey Little Joseph, a student at Little Rock Central High Rock each receive Civil Libertarian School, presented strongest ce support Ye aexpression. r: Lifetime free chievement ward His made an eloquent logical argument personal defense 11-year-old Will expression freedoms with our need societal norms Phillips context West Fork protect health safety, Walker says. Equally be named impressive, he used hisrical legal examples Champion Liberty. demonstrate how gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender student self-expression falls Dick Bennett h been protected category how self-expression via fightg or jewelry civil clothg harms no one else. liberties his entire Joseph received a $500 check his work at this year s nnual Banquet. adult life. t Stand Sama Nawaz, a Little Rock Central High durg Civil Dickplace Bennett School student, ok second w awardrights movement, ed $300, Tristan Norman, a student at Lisa Bennett joed letter-writg cademy Little Rock, okbegan third aplace received a check $100. campaign about justices Jim Crow laws I m amazed apposition compsion always less well-known m by understg se students demonstrate, she says. Walker feels essay competition is an important part s outreach community. National It provides an educational opportunity Project haverkansans jotly filed teachers,votg pntsrights students a thk lawsuit court challengg about howfederal U.S. Constitution Bill Rights protect our freedoms. When students Secretary State Charlie Daniels focus on a pic relevant recent events, decertification isgreen Party y re encouraged cfully exame n a political party. lawsuit, filed on behalf express ir understg our rights mer voters Green Party, icans, she says. lso, it gives a chance seestate how law charges students decision violates defends those rights sociational, votg free equally speech all citizens. Sarah Lloyd, an openly gay student at Marion High School, ok her ce Marion School Board. white Sourners. Later, local Vietnam War media ignited It ok a little unwelcome state attention, but boardpolitical fally agreed alhis fervent school ongog engagement. low Sarah be her w tux. organized Shortly after phographed 1968, Bennett joed worked with Betty Siegel keep track membership come several years. He also helped start, contues be volved, Northwest Chapter works with organizations dedicated peace human rights. Jack Lavey began fightg labor equality early 1960s a labor lawyer. Board member John Burnett & Sarah Lloyd fter a stt at National Labor Leave Dress t Home Relations Board School student shley North Little Rock High Whgn D.C.,Lavey Borrayo wanted take nthony Gerard school herworth, date. While transitiong from headedprom Fort male be female, nthony TX, a part had quit same school because harsment from teachers. So it w union-organizg no surprise admistrars said nthony couldn t civil rights movements. come a dress. Jack Lavey InWith 1966 ahelittle migrated help from, shley nthony had a great time at Little Rock jo McMath Law Firm, prom yes, he w wearg gown. first 1969 joed Phil Kaplan JohnaWalker racially tegrated law firm state. He later opened his own practice. Lavey became volved because pervive hostility civil liberties throughout state. Lavey enlisted atrneys help newly med affiliate address volumous complats contues support day. see Party, page 5 S Roundup - contued from page 3 While some problematic legislation got through, we should certaly be pleed most troublg legislation this session w Northwest Chapter killed thanks hard work s our lobbyists allies, heheld says. ir Sprg Unlike on lt 10 sessions orpril, 15, reatw no Banquet Thursday, anti-gay legislation troduced. ir Museum at Drake Field By far most important positive step taken by re a social hour at re6 Fayetteville. legislature w w mammoth sentencg p.m. with dner at 7byp.m., catered m legislation sponsored Sen. Jim Luker by part Governor s legislative package. This is Pengu Ed s Barbecue. a major civil rights vicry state all who This year s speaker Roy Reed. Reed, were volved should bew applauded, Barth says.a longtime journalist, retired, a Senate Bill 750, now ctnow 570, allow w state pressor focus on most dangerat carceration University ous crimals. is an author edir. Fayetteville It s good from a civil liberties perspective we know persons thosegave most likeexecutive Direcr color Rita Sklar an ly update be carcerated nonviolent drug durg fenses. on affiliate s activities [Hopefully,] This legislation allow m banquet. get treatment ir addictions, stay work ce, keep imprisonment chapter also elected from newdisruptg board ir lives Bill those ir families, Barth says. members, Schreckhise Jack Groh. Expected carceration savgs, turn, should Members contug on board nn allow state use those resources social Heffernan, Charlescrime, Kester, Tom programs prevent like education poverty reduction. Kennedy. chapter board wished NW Chapter News thank outgog LEGISLTIVE WINS members, Frank Head, Jake Lamks bills Cathy help ir followg,boyd, with stalwart volunteers, years service. we successfully defeated. Women s Reproductive Rights We board; worked re still opengs on hard this year educate legislars real racial ethnic morities,on GLBT effects various abortion bills, found this persons persons with disabilities helped. We also collaborated with Planned Pncouraged talk nn HeffernanIt enthood hadgreat experts volunteers. about on paid f. servg Only one 14 board. anti-choice bills psed. Most se were heard House Public Committee also(hph). mourns psg Health mer NW Chapter board member, SB113 Insurance Exchange Ban #1 Griffith lifetime civil libertarian Henry Purported purpose: prevent public fundg by Insurance Exchanges created by abortions new healthc plan because this would conflict with Constitution. Women s health policy specialist, Rava Daphtary, testified us bill w unnecessary because both federal local law already prohibited public lawsuit serts We also s partyfundg abortion. helped get hostile amendments regulation attached creatg exceptions recognition also illegally ces rape, cest, hospital abortions. Not believg political parties compete gubernarial or us dislikg amendments, sponsor Cecile presidential elections, even if, like Green Bledsoe tabled bill. Party, do not always have cidates Diedy Committee. Battles Votg Rights & Free Speech rights third parties ir supporters. Recognized previously takg a st h represented third t thisregardg year s parties ir ability nnual get onban quet held at Next Level Events banquet hall at ballot; this be first challenge related Union Station downwn Little Rock, stayg ballot. onmembers ok a few mutes honor three students Sarah Lloyd, shley Borrayo Daniels decision decertify Green Party Sommer Colls stg up ir rights. stems from a it s state lawrequirg a political More ten, eier do you re ld, party s cidate at right. let We 3%wanted stead stg up earn what s commend ir courage. tal votes se ctsstudents gubernarial or y re not elections only oneswho benefit, all presidential reta access but students who follow may fd path a ballot next election bit eier because m, cycle. says Executive Direcr Rita Sklar. To be placed on ballot, political parties do not meet this requirement must obta a Don t Do It In Tux petition denied 10,000 valid fter beg right signatures wear a tuxedo when posg her senior picture, 17-year-old 4 4 Board member John Burnett, shley Borrayo & nthony James Gerard registered voters each election cycle, a costly time-consumg endeavor. No First Rabows Toleratedprotects not only mendment It hardly seems a rabow-colored bracelet right third parties Smith compete nd would catch ire a Fort teacher. political na Junior but also School right dividual while Ramsey High student Sommer Colls agreed remove it, she soon replaced voters support cidates who best it with ir rabow-colored T-shirtssaid sportg saygs reflect political views, Bryan Sells, like Proud be a lesbian Support homoan atrney with Votg Rights sexual love. Project. This w defitely a no-no Sommer w se categories, renderg m capable HB1872 Exchange Ban #2 earng 3% vote cidates those This w a honest move restrict access races. abortion: it would have banned Insurance Exchange fromcoverg abortions, simply h period, tried get because new health c law allows states s ballot access laws amended suspended school.green Party cidates do so. public fundg ruse w left out. In 2008from election, That s about time Fort Smith atrneys Brian without success. Withdrawn by sponsor. received hundreds thouss votes, far Meadors Fort Smith late Greg Karber a legislative cure parties surpsg 3% threshold. Green Party Without HB Week Ban/Fetal Pa stepped ; a result, Sommer s suspension familiar bill seeks push back alloww quicklyrichard rescded. W wishg exercise ir First cidate Carroll won a seat persons able period rights abortions. hours testimony fter ced file lawsuits State House Representatives or mendment from docrs, atrney Betta Brownste a have those rights respected, said staff Green Party cidates U.S. House Deputy G, this bill psed on a voice vote. Dickson. current vote test Senate earned over 20% vote. Daniels atrney Failed Holly on a roll call!. noneless decertified Green Party ces a political party participate at SB951 Crimalizg Physicians level process opposed because its cidate president, Cynthia upper This bill created crimal penalties violatg so-called most new parties start McKney, did not earn than 3% recognizg bied counselg law. out at lower level work ir way up. vote presidential race on Sponsor didn t pursue. ballot. fact third-party cidates suit w filed ugust 2009; trial h HB1979 State Facilities Ban president ten do not have resources been set June 28, at one state facility, bortions permed campaign all 50 means states like UMS, only when y late term, high Board Member JadaaWalker & 1st place produce relatively small vote see Roundup, page 5 Essay wner Joseph Berleant third-party presidential cidates.

5 In ir Own Words : Leadership Nomations Conference Needed Remarkable Board Elections Experience Booklet - contued from page 3 In addition speakg student groups, affiliate runs board an annual members, Bill executive Rights direcrs Contest folks from students national h fice booths gath- Budgets on Crimal Justice System merfiliate members occurred primarily poolside, at Impact Fancial Crisis State says, most fruitful discussions between af- is callg nomations ne open seats on Board Essay ered two days at June Biennial ica; Direcrs.. Interested members good stg meals encouraged a reception. submit ir names both Leadership Conference Education fellowship, ssociation speakers, nomatg Besides committee great poolside consideration. with a fabulous Ballots She describes sent it all members a rich learng on Sept. experience 9 workshops, Science shd meals Social Studies panel Teachers breakout waterfall results view, be announced at Board Member Jada Walker says, My favorite pect clusion everyone s talents. She says her fa- feels annual it w meetg an environment Oct. 9, respect Et annual sessions conventions. two days Orlo. Workshops sessions covered a range conference Room w Ma golden Library opportunity Little Rock. meet vorite moment conference w when is also pics planng such ors Board from many Direcrs different meets states quarterly from set policy, participate Executive Direcr fundraisg nthony oversee Romero put out a booklet addressg or Collaborative students national fice. I participated overheard spped program durg dner ked operations. Board members elected this elections serve right issues like free speech Leadership: due process. so many conversations started with, When everyone give wait staff a h ir Managg you re a term a small three state like years us, what do you expected do about serve superb on meals at let service. one committee. Interested Many thanks Stacey M. Jones, chievg riel issues members such should fundraisg, send legal a letter aid, state politics terest It w or so nice mation see such regardg scere appreciation, relevant Strategic Communications, Emily Inclusion Galusha, or experience prison policy? Nomatg Committee,, see staff 904 members West 2nd blush Street, but look Little so Emily Galusha Creative. Our Organizations; Set- conference felt it worthwhile. While Walker would like attend confer- Rock, Board R, Member Norm by May Stafd 15 also consideration attended by pleed nomatg recognition, committee. she says. tg Our Sights Walker says her two-year encourages board experience members ence ethnic a second or racial time, she morities, says, I strongly persons encourage or consider board submittg members ir attend names if y with High Raisg Money; on at conference, not surprisgly, she terested. W gave disabilities her a deeper members understg LGBT what community went Leadership Conferees nomatg committee, which is made up John Burnett, Kathryn Fitzhugh, Bean Murray Party - contued from page 4 Terri Beer. Roundup - contued from page 4 11-year-old Will Phillips receive risk, procedures done because severe fetal SB2159 Champion Liberty ward exercisg ct 1 - contued Pregnant Women from page Commo 1 Bill Committee. anomalies or threats mor s health or life. This bill allowed a woman use lethal ce his Failed. first amendment rights face We protect happy her fetus. (Of course court recognized anyone can now ct DUE 1 harms PROCESS s foster children because it school peer pressure. In Ocber 2009, use elimates lethal ce potential protect qualified mselves.) pnts, nor said attempt We have separate a critical fetus shortage from homes woman. now Good Required those seekg unemployment ps SB157 Drug Tests Unemployed Holly Dickson, staff atrney. SB840 Mifepresne Ban fifth-grader refused st recite Bill banned f-label use this abortion-ducg pledge drug, supposedly allegiance. Will ok patient s issue benefit. with this ban w denyg good, lovg homes questiong by one Rep. uncovered real goal a drug test. However, Fourth mendment our most bill: vulnerable advance a children. new defition when life says government must have probable cause ( Off label sounds scary, but only portion refers a prescription deviates from pledge FD recommen- promises begs. dem a ure sample. Beg unemployed ct 1 ultimately removes ability a family court judge make a ce by ce Withdrawn. doesn t fit bill. dation.) Inmation we provided showg liberty justice determation suitability a pnt Died best Senate terest Committee. a child, Dickson said. In FD approved amount is three times greater HB1983 all, when Religious, even people Refusals convicted major crimes, like contributg delquency a than f-label dosage commonly prescribed nor rerun. First iteration allowed healthc providers, payers, stitutions education- This bill allow privated colleges mata HB 1276 Campus Cops discrimation mor, rema eligible adopt children or become foster pnts. Sgle people were still helped kill bill make sponsor look silly wantg ce 3 times agt a dangerous racial al eligible programs foster opt or out adopt, providg long any service y were not law livg encement unmarried agencies with anor would dividual. have full drug on women. morities gay any religious reon. Hospital ssociation got it police powers, but would not be subject public oversight constitutional safeguards state Department Human Services is now acceptg applications from gay straight Failed. amended exclude contraception only allow cohabitg opt-outs couples only ces who where wish foster provider or adopt had children. agt police abuse. fter several attempts kill men lesbians is SB843 Fetal Heartbeat Bill so pervive notified his/her stitution, ey referrals could be it by us, atrneys Jeff Rosenzweig John Wesley Hall, relieved Jr., after havg court psed recognized House, how Mirrored an Ohio bill merica. requirg fter providers four made, s proud re pnts would be no a mer impact foster on patient child, we monir a fetal heartbeat 24 hours prior an days refusg health ct 1 harms many children state need we dogged homes, it until said it ok Wendy its lt Rickman, breath Senate who, abortion, banng procedure if one is detected. re w no concern extra cost st, Will s teacher along Failed with Committee. her partner 11 years, Stephanie committee. Huffman, would like provide a home no exceptions rape or ld cest. him he must HB anor 1116 Guilty child Until need. Proven Innocent OTHER Will Failed. Phillips say pledge, but More Required mation hospitals about check ce new is mors available SB97 Banng Shariah Law onle at: Died Committee. paranoia about fluence eign, particu- fars agt a child abuse registry. This bill troduced around country reveal a Will SB845 sod mbulary firm. Surgical Though Center some Billfriends supported Would have his required decision, all fices many providg students abortions be outfitted him contug surgical centers a exercise costly his IMMIGRNTS RIGHTS not well-veiled attempt stir up anti-muslim senlarly, Muslim law (Shariah) our courts, a Inmation on applyg foster or adopt is available through state onle at: harangued unnecessary move burden already overburdened abortion providers. Psed Senate. Would have prevented undocumented students separation powers. HB https://dhs.arkans.gov/dcfs/fcadoptq/fc_inquiry.px 1008 nti-dream ct timent. It violated several federal laws treaties right free speech. Will s fight garnered national Failed media House attention Committee. he apped on from receivg -state tuition college. Many Died Committee. CNN. While Will his pnts did not se students have lived here sce birth nnual Membership Meetg HB1116 Reportg Pregnant Women need s help secure an graduated from high schools. Is state LEGISLTIVE LOSSES This bill would have required all birthg agreement with school allow him policy now, anyway. Date: Ocber 9, 2010 While Time: our vicry 9 a.m. list is much longer than our women be checked agt a child maltreatment Died Committee. losses, we noneless worked just hard keep not registry. say pledge without pressure from se from becomg law but failed. Location: Et Room Ma Library, Little Rock school Sponsor ficials, did not pursue. did reach out HB1292 Ban on State Benefits Undocumented Immigrants HB1855 bortion Facilities Licensg Bill him SB751 Reportg support when dult sry buse surfaced. Domestic Unnecessary genda: flammary nnounce because undocumented immigrants do not now receive state than 10 abortions a month be licensed - Results This bill requires Board any Elections clic permg Violence Pregnant Women In its origal m, this bill required health-c benefits (except immunizations, some prenatal spected by Department Health. workers who provide first aid pregnant women Dems NLR High Ledbetter - contued from page 1 c mula fants). (Even abortions provided by prescription only.) tell police when y believed women Died Committee. Now ct were battered or abused. We talked sponsor School Recognize Student Freedom at Prom about Ledbetter privacy, served safety, on equal protection issues. Board SB3 Requirg Direcrs English durg Priciency sent Certa SB345 Prescription Drug Monirg a letter North Little Rock High School West Sponsor 80s exped 90s, clude leadg all abused fight adults. racial Jobs Valiantly defeated by us several sessions, gender equality. In Campus demg school allow same-sex dates 1992 Now she ct received s Civil Libertarian This Year bill ward. would cause employers hesitate this time bill went through. Creates a databe bee hirg anyone who looked transgender or sounded students eign. Ledbetter Could clude fought speech or student hearg or impaired date identifies dressed trackg legal prescriptions, gender with ostensibly which catch SB705 long Reportg with her Pregnant work protectg Women Who civil Use liberties, docrs participate who conspire senior with patients prom. sell drugs lcohol protection environment, workers dividuals, rights well. economic on street, well patients who docr received a complat school ficials re had warned justice. bill She mated also led health-c an almost providers successful treatg pregnant women report women under 21 students agt se practices. pa medication, stance. In exchange, campaign Withdrawn. have Equal shop when ir own docr won t give m any who Rights usg mendment alcohol. We ratified talked about impact early RELIGIOUS 70s. LIBERTY prescription record every law abidg rkansan be kept a databe. We fought hard mong or achievements, Ledbetter organized a Planned Pnthood Not allowg a student dress gender with which y on prenatal c, well how it would hder HB 1032 Bible Study Public Schools physicians affiliate from clic referrg pregnant women founded Directed Public State Policy Board identify Education is violation develop a statewide a curriculum grsroots academic freedomstudy expression. tions Gender-specific place like requirg dress codes police also constitute get a war- gett important a student s due constitutional process privacy rights protec- state-sponsored Panel rehab programs. Fairness Council, Withdrawn. Bible.. organization fights social economic policy change. gender discrimation. rant Excludg bee accessg same-sex your couples records. from prom Made it through House violates died rights Senate free Now expression ct 304. W sociation. 5

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