Rutledge Continues to Improve Israeli-Arkansas Relations, Joins Multiple Lawsuits to Fight Against the Biden Administration

June 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Just under a year out from the Republican gubernatorial primary, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been busy working to defend the rights of Arkansans, as well as to improve Arkansas’s standing in the US. In recent weeks, AG Rutledge has joined several coalitions to fight for the right to life, the imposition of Critical Race Theory on our school systems under a new Department of Education grant policy, and the Department of Interiors’ “erratic decision making” when it comes to red states. She recently received a visit from the Israeli Consul General for her advocacy efforts on behalf of the state of Israel and improved Arkansas-Israeli Relations during her tenure as AG.

Here’s more from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in the news:

SWARK Today: Attorney General Rutledge, Israeli Consul General Gilad Katz Meet To Discuss Arkansas-Israel Relations

The Southwest Israeli Consul General Gilad Katz traveled to Little Rock to personally thank Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for her recent efforts towards improving Arkansas-Israel relations. Rutledge is currently defending Arkansas’s law, which prohibits the state from contracting with any business that engages in boycotts of Israel. To further strengthen the relationship between Arkansas and Israel, she has also pushed to create the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee.

WJLA: Mississippi abortion case at Supreme Court could be a ‘game changer’ says AG Rutledge

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear a Mississippi case that bans abortions after 15 weeks. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is helping Mississippi defend the law due to her belief that life begins at conception.

“This case out of Mississippi could be a real game-changer for the pro-life movement and to save lives of Americans and that’s why I joined on behalf of the state of Arkansas,” said AG Rutledge. “Arkansas is the most pro-life state in America, and we want to support Mississippi too. I want every child to have the life that God intended for them to have and so we must protect all life.”

KEOLOAND: Here comes the cavalry: Governor Kristi Noem gets out-of-state help in Rushmore fireworks lawsuit

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined 20 other Attorneys General on behalf of Governor Noem of South Dakota after Biden’s Department of Interior denied the state a permit for a July 4th fireworks display at Mount Rushmore. The Biden administration defended its decision citing Covid concerns and large crowds, but the Attorneys General signed an Amicus brief stating the permit was “blocked by [the] federal agency’s ‘erratic decision-making’,” and that “in rejecting South Dakota’s permit, the Department of the Interior offered only the flimsiest of rationales, unsupported by any evidence or reasoned explanation.”

Official Campaign of Leslie Rutledge: On Tax Day, Attorney General Rutledge Signs the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge and Vows to Eliminate the State Income Tax in Arkansas

In an effort to make Arkansas more competitive with neighboring states, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge vows to eliminate the state income tax in Arkansas, and signs the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge. The pledge is an open promise to voters that Rutledge will not support fiscal policies or bills that increase taxes on hardworking Arkansans.

According to AG Rutledge, “eliminating the state income tax will improve Arkansas’ standing and serve as an incentive for families and businesses from various sectors to move more jobs to the state.”

KNWA: Arkansas attorney general opens exhibit of missing people

AG Rutledge opened an exhibit of missing people, which will be featured through the rest of this week in the state capitol rotunda. The opening event was attended by dozens of families with missing loved ones.

Multistate Coalition:  Attorney General Rutledge: Biden Administration Shouldn’t Impose Critical Race Theory on Arkansas Schools

Biden’s Department of Education recently proposed legislation that would impose Critical Race Theory and its ‘controversial teachings’ on our schools. Attorney General Rutledge has joined the fight along with 20 other respected Attorneys General from across the nation.

According to AG Rutledge, “It is imperative we teach our students historical truths in the classroom rather than deeply flawed and controversial teachings of Critical Race Theory that distort our great nation’s past. This letter tells the Biden Administration to protect what Arkansas students learn in schools and not adopt the proposed rule.”

THV11: French Hill, AG Leslie Rutledge to speak at live-streamed Memorial Day event

Congressman French Hill and the Attorney General of Arkansas, Leslie Rutledge, spoke at the State’s live-streamed Memorial Day event scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

KTLO: Arkansas AG warns about scammers targeting veterans, military

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking Arkansans to be wary of scam artists that try to manipulate military veterans and active duty personnel to steal their personal information.

“It is disgraceful that these criminals would target some of our bravest men and women who have put their lives on the line for this great country,” Rutledge says. “I want veterans, active duty and reserve service members, and their families across Arkansas to learn how to recognize these scams to avoid falling victim to the deception.”