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The ACLU could use little help. Seems a few of their regular contributors got stung by the Madoff bee. We are into the new year so I don’t believe contributions would count for 2008. However, the need is still there and contributions can be counted against 2009. 

In the  mean time, they have filed suit on the  discriminatory Arkansas Act 1 law that went into affect on January 1st:

ACLU Asks Court To Strike Down Arkansas Parenting Ban (12/30/2008)

Over A Dozen Families Affected By Act 1 Step Forward To File Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: media@aclu.org

LITTLE ROCK– The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down a new law that bans any unmarried person who lives with a partner from serving as an adoptive or foster parent in the state of Arkansas. 

At a press conference at the Arkansas State Capitol this morning, several of the plaintiffs described how Act 1, which is set to go into effect on January 1, impacts their families and why they decided to be part of the case.

http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/parenting/38204prs20081230.html?s_src=RSS

PUMA, The New Agenda, 4ERA, 51 Percent

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Murdered

Bill Gwatney, a Clinton supporter and Chairman of the Arkansas State Democratic Party was shot today, and died later. Our thoughts are with his Family.

http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/aug/13/police-chasing-after-shooting-democratic-party-hea/

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