Tell us a little bit about who is organizing the event?
Sydney Hunsicker, Brittany Hallmark, Rosemary Hallmark, Ellie Wheeler, and Ruthie Hokans. We are a group of friends that wanted to mobilize our varying social networks to organize a second ‘Write Your Senators’ event to amplify the voices of concerned Arkansans.
What can attendees expect to see/do at the event?
Our event is very informal – no set speakers – just individuals engaging in meaningful conversation throughout the evening. We will have stations to write and/or design postcards to send to senators, call or text your senators, and we will have a group of passionate community members from various organizations to engage in conversations about subjects and policies ranging from education, DACA, healthcare, SNAP benefits, the homeless community, prison reform, voter registration, and more. We want this event to be approachable to everyone.
Is there anything else about the event that people should know?
The event is free and open to the public. We encourage anyone and everyone to drop in, mingle, and write a postcard. Last year we really enjoyed the community aspect of the event. People that had never met previously were engaging in discussions with each other. We feel that one-on-one conversations are an important part of building a base that can create real change here in Arkansas.
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