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Arkansas Family Council

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The Family Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a conservative education and research group. The Family Council Action Committee, a 501(c)4 organization, serves as an advocacy group promoting family values. The groups were formed in 1989 and are located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The group is affiliated with the national Focus on the Family organization and Dr. James Dobson. Currently, the group is sponsoring one statewide initiative, the Unmarried Couple Adoption Ban, and working as the most prominent opponent of a second initiative, the State Lottery Initiative.


Board Members

  • Jerry Cox, Executive Director
  • John Thomas, Vice-President
  • Chris Pyle, Secretary
  • Mickey Miller, Treasurer
  • Dr. Bill Benton
  • Tom Lundstrum
  • David Cox, the Action group executive director


Political action

The works to shape public opinion through media interviews, producing voter’s guides, and shaping public polices through the legislative process.


Key Issues for the Family Council include:

  • Abortion
  • End of Life Issues
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Human Cloning
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Religious Liberty
  • Homosexuality
  • Gambling
  • Judicial Activism
  • Education Choice
  • Home Schooling
  • Divorce
  • Taxes
  • Healthcare


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