*** Please Vote No on HB 1447 ***
Attention, please, Legislators! HB_1447 will be coming up in the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am in Room 151 of the State Capitol.
This bad bill is a big maneuver to consecrate power in the hands of the few and is a convoluted, nasty piece of legislation that will restructure power in favor of the Secretary of State! This is national bill that was written out-of-state! This takeover is going on in Rhode Island, too!
This bill HAS to be stopped in committee! HELP!!!
Rep. Michelle Gray (R) AND Sen. Bart Hester (R) are the sponsors of this awful bill, but Secure Arkansas truly believes Rep. Michelle Gray is NOT aware of the damage and chaos that this thing will cause in our Arkansas government! We were at the Capitol today and did try to contact her, but alas, to no avail.
Our Major Concerns regarding HB 1447:
This same type of centralized legislation was introduced by Senator Brian King (R) (ALEC member) during the 89th (2013) General Assembly as SB 722. The bill died in Senate Committee at Sine Die adjournment on 5/17/2013.
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ACTION: Email and call the Representatives on the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs ASAP, and tell them to VOTE NO on HB 1447. You may copy and paste the hyperlinked names below — they will become email addresses when you paste them into your “TO” in your email.
House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
(Committee Members’ emails below are hyperlinked):
House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs — these are the same legislators listed above BUT includes their phone numbers so you may call them and tell them to VOTE NO on HB 1447:
Rep. Bob Ballinger, Chair and and has also attended ALEC meetings
870-350-5175 or 479-443-3700 District 97
Rep. Jack Ladyman, Vice-Chair 870-340-7499 District 59
Rep. Michelle Gray Sponsor HB 1447 870-291-2515 District 62
Rep. Jeff Wardlaw 870-226-9501 District 8
Rep. Kim Hammer 501-840-3841 District 28
Rep. Jon S. Eubanks ALEC member 479-438-0533 District 74
Rep. Douglas House 501-590-1055 District 40
Rep. Charlotte V. Douglas 479-430-0170 District 75
Rep. Jim Dotson ALEC member 479-222-1234 District 93
Rep. Josh Miller 501-365-3599 District 66
Rep. Richard Womack 870-403-6287 District 18
Rep. Andy Davis 501-837-5109 District 31
Rep. Warwick Sabin 501-372-4550 District 33
Rep. Kim Hendren 479-790-5600 District 92
Rep. R. Trevor Drown 479-857-2498 District 68
Rep. Dwight Tosh 870-926-0423 District 52
Rep. Justin Gonzales 870-245-6365 District 19
Rep. Kenneth B. Ferguson 870-413-8942 District 16
Rep. James Sturch 870-612-7589 District 63
Rep. Brandt Smith 870-351-7459 District 58
You might also want to contact the other sponsor of this bad bill, Senator Bart Hester, at479-531-4176 and [email protected] and tell him to pull his support from HB 1447 since it’s a bad piece of legislation.
House Switchboard: 501-682-6211 (to call and leave a message for the Representatives on this committee)
In closing this is just a little extra research:
THERE IS NO WAY TO TAKE BACK OUR ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND WHO IS PULLING THE STRINGS! Once again, it seems, all the players/actors, including our Arkansas Secretary of State (SOS), Mark Martin, are American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) members!
This takeover from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) shadow government, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and National Association of Secretary of State (NASS) should start to sound alarm bells in your head! Do you see how they want to centralize government? NASS was founded in 1904, and all Secretaries of State are members. (This is NOT good, folks!) NASS serves as a PROGRESSIVE medium for exchange of information between states, and it fosters PROGRESSIVE cooperation in the development of public policy, the goal of which is to make all states the same. This organization also has corporate affiliates like ALEC. NASS works with federal, state, and local governments and various diabolical NGO groups.
One of the goals of the PROGRESSIVE National Association of Secretary of State (NASS) organizations is increased “social justice”. Social Justice is the redistribution of wealth in an attempt at equality. BUT this involves economic egalitarianism (PROGRESSIVE taxation, redistribution of wealth or income, or even redistribution of property) which is the driving force behind socialism and communism.
Don’t forget to make the calls and send those emails! Let’s take back our government!
Let us know what you hear back from the legislators!
Stay tuned, and stay informed!
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Securing the blessings of liberty,