Saturday, March 9, 2013

Another Veto Override and RPA Event

David Ray, RPA Communications Director:This was another very busy week at the Arkansas Capitol, and there are even more developments just around the corner. Here’s a summary of the major action this week in the state of Arkansas:

2nd Veto Override Produces Another Pro-life Victory
Senator Jason Rapert’s (District 35) bill SB134 was vetoed by the Governor, but the override made national news as Arkansas passed the strongest protections for life of any state in the country. As a result of this bipartisan veto override, abortions will now be prohibited after 12 weeks in Arkansas.

House & Senate Republicans Protect the Integrity of Our Elections
Senator Bryan King (District 5) has sponsored SB2, which would require photo ID in order to vote. Currently, election workers must ask for voters to show their ID, but amazingly, the voters aren’t required to show it. Even though Democrats are staunchly opposing this bill, our legislators are working hard to get it passed into law.

Join Us For the Majority Celebration!
It’s been 138 years since our party controlled the state legislature, and we think that winning the majority is a cause for celebration. We hope you’ll join us on March 28 th in Little Rock for a special historic event to commemorate our House and Senate Majority. You’ll find the details below:
Majority Celebration
March 28 - 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Robinson Center – Downtown Little Rock
Tickets: $50 ea.
For tickets, call 501-372-7301 or visit or (Click Her Now!)
Enjoy the weekend!
David Ray
Communications Director
P.S. – Your contributions to our historic Majority Celebration on March 28 th will help us expand our majorities even further in 2014, so RSVP today!

Tags: RPA, Arkansas Republican Party, Weekend Wrap up, veto override, integrity in elections, majority celebration

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