About the Panel
Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a non-profit organization founded in 1963. We work for social justice by helping community people to organize, to grow as leaders, and to influence public policy at the local level and the state level. The Panel provides organizing, training, leader development and strategic planning services.
In addition, the Panel also supports a diverse coalition of community groups and organizations that develop campaigns and lobby at the legislature as the Arkansas Citizens First Congress. The Citizens First Congress works to get laws passed that improve Arkansas schools, protect Arkansas’ environment, change regressive tax structures, add citizen representation to state boards and commissions, strengthen civil rights, protect victims of violence, reform elections, hold government and corporations accountable and more.