This Black Midwife Has a Plan for That. “It makes me so hopeful for the future, both for what I can do and for what others can overcome.”. pic.twitter.com/3NAsQ5MvWw, — Megan for Arkansas (Megan Godfrey) (@meganforAR) October 22, 2020. Also, handwritten notes help. “This is an issue that impacts real Arkansans and neighbors and folks who may be taking care of us in the hospital or at the doctor’s office.”. So I chose to continue in the program.”. The Joint Budget Committee advanced HB1876, the bill to amend the Revenue Stabilization Law. How does a freshman Democrat in a Republican-dominated Arkansas Legislature pass a bill on an emotional issue like illegal immigration?
The bill helped set the tone for what turned out to be a good session for Godfrey. Controlled chaos, How two sisters and a cup of coffee changed a school, Two Rivers Park Bridge a nice walk over Little…, Fans’ too-high expectations mean Jeff Long gone, For Rep. Josh Miller, private option policy…, Click here for Independent Arkansas’ Facebook page. For starters, the services of the group’s 60 clinic escorts wouldn’t be necessary if abortion—and therefore abortion clinics—were outlawed statewide. COMMENTS - It looks like you're using Internet Explorer, which isn't compatible with our commenting system. Amy Coney Barrett Exposed Her Kids to COVID-19. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial use. “I knew that it would be challenging as a freshman and as a Democrat where 76 of my colleagues are Republican,” Godfrey said, “but it’s a great bill with a great solution, and I thought I could do it. It’s one thing to oppose illegal immigration.
Max Brantley. Megan Godfrey represents District 89 since 2019 and her term ends on January 2021. Meet the Educators Helping Indigenous Communities ‘Own Their Pleasure’. A Springdale Chamber of Commerce executive, he told me he’s seen the effects of the nursing shortage and knew if the state didn’t make those future nurses feel welcome, they’d go to places like neighboring Oklahoma, which already grants the licenses. Arkansas has three abortion clinics, ... Democratic state Rep. Megan Godfrey said the “trigger” ban being passed without exception for fetal anomalies proved the Republican-backed law lacked compassion, creating the possibility that more families dealing with the loss of a wanted pregnancy will have to travel out of state for an abortion. As state lawmakers move to further restrict abortion access for Arkansans, AASN co-founder Karen Musick said her organization is “totally committed to continuing what we are doing. Editor of the Times since it became a weekly in May 1992.