Judge Barry Hyde gave his first State of the County address last night in the Quorum Courtroom. He made several points that are in line with positions supported by the League. He believes that the county should be more connected to the citizens, and has increased the county's social media presence, and is adding an interactive app to report road issues.
He has increased the energy efficiency of the public buildings and is starting a recycling program for those outside the cit...y recycling areas.
He has expanded the youth services programs, and other programs for at risk youth.
We can help spread the word that Pulaski County is moving the right direction!
Join the League and AAUW to hear Senator Joyce Elliot to Speak at AAUW LR Annual Meeting Saturday May 14,2016 the Arkansas Arts Center
Senator Joyce Elliot is a longstanding supporter of everything near and dear to AAUW policy positions. We have asked her to come talk with us about both the Arkansas Legislature's fiscal session and the current events surrounding the Little Rock School District.
Quoting Senator Elliot from the 5/4/16 AR Democrat Gazette regarding this week's attempt to add unreasonable restrictions for TANF recipients: "At some point, we will come to understand that being poor is not a criminal act, and just presuming criminality because you happen to be poor is just fantastical to me."
Senator Elliot has numerous awards and accolades, including the 2006 Civil Libertarian of the Year by American Civil Liberty Union - Arkansas and one of Arkansas Business's Top Ten Legislators in 2009. See her biography on the Arkansas State Senate website here.
The meeting begins at 11am and we each order our own lunch from the Best Impressions Restaurant menu. Each person pays for their own lunch. If you plan to attend, please RSVP using the AAUW Little Rock Facebook Event Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/823268811136934/ ) or email Maria Jones firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Terrafranca email@example.com by Wednesday, May 11th.
Go to the LINKS page to find our Updated Guide to Elected Officials
The League of Women Voters of Pulaski County is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League's general objectives:
* Establish positions on public policy through member participation and agreement.
* Take concerted actions that secure public policies consistent with League positions
* Enhance citizen participation in federal, state and local governmental decisions
* Increase citizen participation in the election process
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