Arkansas American Laws for American Courts (HB 1041) needs your help to become law.
Please contact Governor Hutchinson with phone calls or emails. You can leave him a recorded message at: 501-682-2345 from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm each weekday or you can send him an email to his executive assistant at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please firmly but respectfully relay your support for HB 1041 and ask that he sign the bill into law as soon as possible. Let him know that this issue is very important to you and that you will be watching to see how he ultimately acts on the matter.
Here are some talking points you can use:
• HB 1041 protects all citizens from the application of foreign laws in court cases that could potentially deprive them of their constitutionally protected rights, especially vulnerable women and children who have escaped from harsh regimes in other countries.
• Foreign law has already been applied in nearly 150 cases in 32 states in the US including one such case in Arkansas.( http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/01/05/shariah-in-american-courts-the-expanding-incursion-of-islamic-law-in-the-u-s-legal-system/)
• Several states have already implemented American Laws for American Courts including Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Washington and Alabama.
Thank you so much for your continued support and assistance in getting ALAC passed in Arkansas. We literally could not do it without you.