“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.” ~George Washington
So-called “ethics reform” bills may be worded to make you believe they clean up the political process, but beware!
If you read between the lines, you will see they are designed to gag the grassroots.
If passed, this draconian law would remove an individual’s right to speak anonymously by forcing organizations to release your name and address to a government monitoring agency.
The law is designed to undermine the kind of work you and I have done exposing corruption and conflicts of interest and holding legislators accountable.
Don’t allow them to gag you!
Sign the petition below to stop these attempts to silence you.
PETITION TO MY LEGISLATORS AND GOVERNOR
Whereas, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects free political speech; and
Whereas, any attempt to remove a citizen's right to free political speech is in direct conflict with the First Amendment; and
Whereas, it is the duty of our state representatives to support legislation that is in the best interests of the citizenry, and
Whereas, any attempt to stifle free political speech is not in the interests of the citizens of the State Arkansas.
THEREFORE, We the Citizens of Arkansas DEMAND that our representatives protect our right to free speech in accordance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and vote against H.B. 1005 and any legislation that would attempt to infringe upon that right.