Protect AR Constitution

Campaign Status: Victory


Led by in-state groups like Protect AR Constitution, Arkansans saw through the shameless attempt by politicians to take away their rights. By rejecting Amendment 2, they successfully stopped a corrupt scheme to make it harder for voters to pass laws at the ballot.

The Policy

Defeat Amendment 2 and preserve voters’ power to pass ballot initiatives by a simple majority.


Amendment 2 was introduced by legislators as a clear attempt to make it nearly impossible for Arkansans to exercise their Constitutional right to petition the government. They are seeking to raise the threshold for passing ballot initiatives from a simple majority to 60%. In order to combat this power grab by Little Rock politicians and special interests, a coalition of pro-voter citizens and organizations formed to defeat Amendment 2 and protect voters’ constitutionally-guaranteed power to rule.

Who’s Involved?

Protect AR Constitution is a bi-partisan group of Arkansans from across the state who agree that a majority of Arkansas voters should decide on the issues that matter most to us, not politicians and lobbyists. Its partners include Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, AR NAACP, Arkansas Education Association, Arkansas United, Arkansas Citizens First Congress, For AR People, Arkansas Public Policy Panel, AAUW of Arkansas, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Indivisible of LR and Central AR, Arkansas Community Organization, and RepresentUs.

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Campaign Milestones

  • Nov 2022

    Arkansas voters defeat Amendment 2 and preserve voters’ power to pass ballot initiatives by a simple majority.

  • Oct 2022

    Ahead of the November election, Protect AR Constitution releases its first ad exposing the truth about Amendment 2 on the Arkansas ballot.

  • Sep 2022

    Protect AR Rights forms coalition to organize defense and defeat Amendment 2.

  • Apr 2022

    The Arkansas State Senate and Arkansas House of Representatives vote to put Amendment 2 in front of voters on the November ballot.