Vote AGAINST Issue 2 & Issue 3
October 21, 2020
Contact: Tim Jacob
10-ft Tall Trojan Horse Coming to Helena, Marion, Forrest City, & Marianna, AR
Grassroots coalition opposes Issue 2 and Issue 3, the politicians’ attempt to trick voters into weakening term limits and wrecking the citizen petition process
The “Vote AGAINST Issue 2 and Issue 3” campaign will bring a rather large Trojan Horse to 10-ft Tall Trojan Horse Coming to Helena, Marion, Forrest City and Marianna, Arkansas. The 10-foot tall carved wooden creature illustrates that Issue 2 and Issue 3 are sneaky, dirty tricks by politicians in the legislature meant to make fools of Arkansas voters.
The Trojan Horse will be arriving at the following stops Thursday, October 22, along with a spokesperson for the campaign, which is led by Arkansas Term Limits and Protect AR Voices.
9:00 am: Helena, Phillips County Court 620 Cherry St.
11:30 am: W. Memphis/Marion, Courthouse
100 Court Street, Marion
1:00 pm: Forrest City, City Offices, intersection of Hill Ave. and N. Washington Street
2 pm: Marianna, 15 E. Chestnut Street
Both Issue 2 and Issue 3 were placed on the ballot by state legislators, who wrote their own ballot explanations that explain little if anything to voters about what either measure actually does.
Issue 2 is labeled ‘The Arkansas Term Limits Amendment’ but voters are not told that it would let current legislators stay in office for 16 years and then, after a break, come back for 12 more.
“Issue 2 is the Lifetime Politician Amendment,” says Tom Steele, chairman of the citizens’ group, Arkansas Term Limits.
Voters are only told that Issue 3 will “amend the process for the submission and approval of proposed initiated acts,” without saying that Issue 3 does so by making it much more difficult for grassroots groups of citizens to petition reforms onto the ballot.
“Issue 3 is written so as to confuse and trick Arkansas voters into signing away their rights,” explained David McAvoy with Protect AR Voices. “It is a covert attack by politicians and lobbyists on the rights our state constitution has guaranteed us for 100 years and that makes it very much a Trojan Horse.”
For more information about the “Vote AGAINST Issue 2 and Issue 3” campaign or to arrange an interview, please call Tim Jacob at 501-529-5075.
Arkansas Term Limits is an Arkansas Ballot Question Committee (BQC) registered with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Its sole mission is to promote, advocate for, and canvass for the Arkansas Term Limits Amendment petition intitiative driven by and for the CITIZENS not the by and for the LEGISLATORS. We OPPOSE Issue 2 and Issue 3 on the November 2020 ballot. Find out more at arkansastermlimits.org.
Protect AR Voices is dedicated to opposing the proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that will make it harder for petitioners to submit ballot initiatives and amendments for approval by Arkansas voters. Find out more at www.protectarvoices.com.