URGENT: Please urge Gov. Hutchinson to veto IGWT bill


The Arkansas Legislature has fast-tracked a bill that would require Arkansas public schools to display “In God We Trust” in every library and classroom.

This bill, HB 1607, is part of the nationwide legislative push known as Project Blitz. Project Blitz seeks to inject state legislatures with a whole host of religious bills, imposing the theocratic view of a powerful few on We the People. It is an unvarnished attack on American secularism and civil liberties — those things we cherish most about our democracy, and now must tirelessly defend.

While politicians claim that these laws are intended to showcase the national motto or inspire patriotism, it is clear that their true purpose is to peddle religiosity to a captive audience. These laws are about advancing the Big Lie that the United States was “Founded on God” or on Christianity, dismantling the wall of separation between religion and government. The motto In God We Trust is inaccurate, exclusionary and aimed at brainwashing American schoolchildren into believing that our nation is a theocracy.

This bill has flown through the state legislature and now we need you to urge Governor Asa Hutchinson to veto this bill. Please use our automated system to contact Hutchinson by clicking on the red “Take Action!” link below. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.


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