The rumor is that Beebe, Hall, and Moore are going to reintroduce this horrible Fayetteville Finger map again as the only available option.
Below is an email received from a legislator asking us to help them fight back this plan. We have never been more tired of the fight than we are now but we know that the conservative legislators must be even more so because they have been in day-to-day face-to-face battle, and many of them need to get back to their jobs. Let’s not let them down. Remember this redistricting plan will affect every issue that any of us are concerned about because, as you can see, we have to have more Republicans in the legislature in order to unblock those Democratic controlled committees that blocked our good bills this time. Please call the Senate switchboard, 501-682-2902, and leave a message for your senator and for a senator on the committee today and also call the House, 501-682-6211, and leave a message for your Representative and a member of the House committee. Fax number to send all representatives a fax is 501-682-3479 – just address the fax to them and secretary gives them to them. Since we are dealing with just one bill, they will get the message loud and clear. Then, send emails to Republican legislators and encourage them to continue to fight.
Email from legislator:
We need to activate the emails and phone calls again to try to encourage members of the House to vote against the infamous Fayetteville Finger redistricting map (HB 1322) if and when it comes up again. Today, SB871, a much better redistricting map than the Fayetteville Finger (what map isn’t better than this monstrosity) was presented to the House State Agencies Committee (the same committee which is chaired by Clark Hall), and an amendment was also presented to clear up one little question on this bill. However, this map was strongly opposed by House Speaker Robert Moore, and this House State Agencies Committee voted down this new map and amendment.
The House and Senate are supposed to convene again Monday to discuss redistricting, but the rumor is that Beebe, Hall, and Moore are going to reintroduce this horrible Fayetteville Finger map again as the only available option. They will say that time is running out, and if we don’t approve this horrible map, then the courts will draw up their own map, which couldn’t be any worse, and will very likely be much better than Clark Hall’s map that is being forced down our throats. This is nothing more than just another one of Beebe’s cheap political tricks to make it much harder for Rick Crawford to win re-election and close out this regular Legislative Session by showing us who is in charge after all.
Can you get as many people as possible to FLOOD the email inboxes and cell phones of every member of the House and Senate, and try to convince them to vote against this Fayetteville Finger monstrosity when it comes up again. Hopefully this will be the last time we’ll need to ask for help for awhile, but this matter is every bit as important as the other times our people were asked to contact legislators.
If the legislature can’t come to an agreement, redistricting will be settled in federal court. I think it is interesting that the Democrats DON’T WANT the federal government to settle this. Is it because they know that their plan is unreasonable, and the federal government plan would not favor the Democrats as much as their redistricting plans would? Note the quotes below by these Democrats.
Moore (House leader) said he’s confident lawmakers will enact a bill. “We are not going to let the federal courts decide congressional redistricting. It’s just a process of continued communication. Hopefully, it will be fruitful at some point in time,” he said.
Senate Democratic Whip Joyce Elliott of Little Rock said she doesn’t believe the Democrats have the votes to extract the bill (Fayetteville finger bill) from the committee. “We got to figure out a way to get off the dime. Everybody has to swallow something that they don’t like. We must, because I think to allow this to end up in the courts would be inexcusable,” she said.
Senate & House Will Convene Again Monday, April 11
Below you will find a list of legislators on the State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Senate and House Committee that will be voting whatever redistricting plan they come up with. If you can possibly talk to any of these legislators or any legislator in the House or Senate, please do so this weekend and Monday morning because it could be a close vote and could come before both Houses before they are finished. And please send the letter to editor below to all legislators.
Click Here for all Senators and Representatives emails in lists that you can copy and paste into your emails.
You will have to scroll down to find the emails separately.
You can call the Senate Switchboard also on Monday morning (looks like they are not convening until 1:00 Monday afternoon) and leave a message for any legislator or any legislator on the Committees.
Senate State Agencies & Governmental Affair Committee
(R) Senator Gilbert Ray Baker, D30 17 Cooper Lane, Conway, AR 72034, Bus. Ph. 501-327-8653 Fax: 501-327-5383 [email protected]
(R) Senator Kim Hendren, Dist. 9, 1501 Hwy 72 SE Gravette, AR 72736, Bus. Phone: 479-787-6500 Ph. 479-790-5600 Fax: 479-787-6116 [email protected]
(R) Senator Bill Pritchard, Dist 35, 19998 Mohawk Drive , Elkins, AR 72727, Ph: 479-442-8611 [email protected]
(R) Senator Johnny Key, Dist 1, P. O. Box 350, Mountain Home, AR 72654, Ph.870-425-5200, [email protected]
(D) Senator. Paul Bookout, D14 1900 W. Washington Jonesboro, Ar 72401, Bus. Ph: 870-932-6662 Fax:870-932-6701 [email protected]
(D) Senator Sue Madison, Dist.7, 573 Rock Cliff Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Bus Ph. 479-442-2997 [email protected]
(D) Senator David Johnson, Dist.32, 1704 North Harrison Street, Little Rock, AR 72207 & Room 320 State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, 72201 Ph. 501-682-6107 [email protected]
House State Agencies & Gov’l Affairs Commitee. The joke of a bill moving Fayetteville is sponsored by Clark Hall.
(D) Chair Hall, Clark (D-13) -Rep. Clark Hall, Dist.13 302 Elm Street Marvell, AR 72366-8729 870-816-0231 Cell 870-829-3382 Residence: [email protected]
(R)Vice Chair: Rep. Mary L. Slinkard, Dist.100 10422 Virden Lane Gravette, AR 72736-9631 479-616-2010 Cell/Residence: [email protected]
(R) Rep. Duncan Baird, Dist.56 P. O. Box 185 Lowell, AR 72745-0185 Business Residence: 479-439-1717 [email protected]
(D) Rep. Eddie L. Cheatham, Dist.9 2814 Ashley 239 Crossett, AR 71635-8824 870-364-5659 Residence/FAX: [email protected]
(R) Rep. Ann V. Clemmer, Dist. 29 7415 Camille Drive Benton, AR 72019-8354 501-316-0364 Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Larry Cowling, Dist.2 P. O. Box 427 Foreman, AR 71836-0427 870-542-7453 Business/FAX 903-826-2686 Cell/Residence: [email protected]
(R) Rep. Ed Garner, Dist.41 4 Pinehurst Way Maumelle, AR 72113-6122 501-663-7880 Business 501-851-7204 Residence: [email protected]
(R)Rep. Debra M. Hobbs, Dist.96 3901 Arnold Avenue Rogers, AR 72758-1640 479-636-3982 Residence: [email protected]
(R)Rep. Karen S. Hopper, Dist.81 P. O. Box 864 Mountain Home, AR 72654-0864 870-431-8934 Residence: [email protected]
(R) Rep. Donna Hutchinson, Dist.98 24 Rillington Drive Bella Vista, AR 72714-3204 479-283-2165 Business 479-876-6011 Residence: [email protected]
(R) Rep. Andrea Lea, Dist.68 P. O. Box 1342 Russellville, AR 72811-1342 479-967-4922 Business/Residence: [email protected]
(R) Rep. James McLean, Dist.72 20 Mill Run Trail Batesville, AR 72 501-6313 870-613-0617 cell Business 870-698-1399 Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Jim Nickels, Dist.43 P. O. Box 6564 Sherwood, AR 72124-6564 501-833-2424 Business/Residence 501-834-2712 FAX/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Tracy Pennartz, Dist.65 P. O. Box 10441 Fort Smith, AR 72917-0441479-285-4800 Business/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Johnnie J. Roebuck, Dist.20 Majority Leader P. O. Box 533 Arkadelphia, AR 71923-0533 870-403-4382 Business 870-246-8500 Residence 870-246-6974 FAX/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Tiffany Rogers, Dist.14 92 Northcutt Lane Stuttgart, AR 72160-6449 870-830-3953 Business/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Nate Steel, Dist.21 102 North Main Street Nashville, AR 71852-2001 870-845-1 870 Business 870-845-3355 FAX/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Linda S. Tyler, Dist.45 40 Richland Hills Drive Conway, AR 72034-9673 501-329-8644 Business/FAX/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. John T. Vines, Dist.25 123 Market Street Hot Springs, AR 71901-5308 501-624-1252 Business/Residence: [email protected]
(D) Rep. Butch Wilkins, Dist.74 2639 County Road 333 Bono, AR 72416-7531 870-972-5503 Business/Residence: [email protected]