We know the Arkansas Legislature is preparing to discuss and vote on a tax cut package that will largely benefit a small number of wealthy Arkansans.

Right now, more than 1 in 5 children in Arkansas are growing up in poverty. And we're ranked near the bottom of states in our educational and health outcomes.

Cutting taxes for the wealthy will do nothing to make Arkansas a better place to raise or be a kid.

The following organizations have sent a letter to members of the 93rd General Assembly urging them to invest state revenue in programs that will improve outcomes for Arkansas's kids, instead of cutting taxes for the wealthiest Arkansans.

AAUW Arkansas

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

Arkansas Association for Infant Mental Health

Arkansas Citizens First Congress

Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese

Arkansas Community Institute

Arkansas Community Organizations

Arkansas Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Support Network

Arkansas Waiver Association

Disability Rights Arkansas

Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas

Marshallese Educational Initiative

Rural Community Alliance

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas

Brooke Edwards, Communications Director. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

CLICK THE PDF to download a copy of the groups’ joint letter.

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