The Little Rock and Pulaski County Compassion Resources Directory has been updated.
Monthly MeetingArkansas Time After Time's next monthly meeting will be April 21th, 2pm to 4pm, at the William F. Laman public library, located at 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock. ATAT meets the 3rd Sunday of each month, 2pm to 4pm. Meetings are open to the general public and all who have questions and seek solutions are welcome.
Our latest newsletter is the April Newsletter. Topics include a timeline on SB653, updates on other bills and a message from Carla's desk.
First they came for the Salem Witches
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Witch
Then they came for the Jews
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew
Then they came for the Black men,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Black man
Then they came for me, A Sex Offender,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
We are family, We need to speak for each other.
RSOL Creates Legal Fund
The message we consistently hear from all across the country is: “I’m just one person. What can I do?” Individually there isn’t a great deal you can do, but if we pool our resources, we can be powerful. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are more than 750,000 persons listed on sex offender registries nationwide. If only 10% of the total RSO population were to make a one-time donation of $5.00, we would have $375,000.00 for this legal fund. A fund in that amount would provide the flexibility to support litigation efforts already underway or to selectively initiate new challenges against the various registration statutes around the country. For example on December 20, RSOL sent a press release to 130 news outlets, and a few legislators, primarily in PA, announcing that it would soon challenge sections of Senate Bill 1183 (Pennsylvania’s new sex offender registration requirements) on multiple constitutional grounds. Constitutional challenges to AWA and other legislation and laws that affect our advocacy are meeting with some success. Just look at what is happening in CA and a few other states. This doesn't just affect PA or any one state. A victory anywhere is a victory for us all; we are truly all in this together.
And let us not forget the murders of Gary Blanton and Jerry Ray, and the overwhelming outcry from you. The leadership of RSOL considers this situation to be a crisis and that we cannot wait any longer for other organizations to step forward and save us. Many have suggested that a lawsuit against Washington State should be initiated. Due to the number of deaths that have occurred there at the hands of vigilantes, that idea certainly has merit. However, the selection and prioritization process will involve input from both legal professionals and state affiliates with priority given to litigation that would provide benefit to the greatest number of registrants.
We need your financial support! If you have thought about making a donation to our legal fund, or encouraging your constituency to do so, this is an excellent time. There is a legal fund PayPal button on the website, or mail checks to RSOL Legal Fund, PO Box 36123, Albuquerque, NM 87176.
Donations to the legal fund go directly to this and other challenges by RSOL. Please help us help you and your family!
To make a onetime donation please follow this link: http://reformsexoffenderlaws.org/rsol_legal_fund