DPA Chair Responds to Mike Johnson’s Election as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

LITTLE ROCK – Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Grant Tennille released the following statement after Mike Johnson was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives:  “House Republicans voted in lockstep to elect the most extreme Speaker in the country’s history. Mike Johnson was a ringleader in the effort to overturn the 2020 election and hijack our Democracy. Johnson is anti-choice … Read More

Sanders Struggles: Governor Fails to Pass Top Legislative Priority in Chaotic, Unnecessary Special Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 14, 2023 Sanders Fails to Gut Arkansans’ Right to Public Records After Widespread, Bipartisan Backlash Erupted at the State Capitol LITTLE ROCK – Today, the first Special Session of the 94th General Assembly completed legislative work after a four-day, chaotic scene that saw a bipartisan group of citizens speak against and soundly defeat Governor Sarah … Read More

Democratic Response to Sanders & GOP Attack on Transparency

“The Governor should not get to hide how she spends our tax dollars or how the government makes decisions about policies that affect our families.” LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders called a special session of the General Assembly. Grant Tennille, Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, released the following statement in response: “The Governor’s attempt to … Read More

Despite Impotent Federal Delegation, Arkansas Sees Historic Investment from Biden-Harris’ Inflation Reduction Act

“One year ago, the Biden-Harris Administration did what President Trump failed to do: they delivered historic investments in Arkansas, beating Big Pharma and ultra-wealthy special interests to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Shamefully, every single Republican in Congress from Arkansas voted against it. The legislation is doing exactly what it promised: lowering healthcare and prescription drug costs for Arkansas families, bringing new jobs to our communities, and making the largest investment in climate in history.

Arkansas Continues to Benefit from Joe Biden’s Impressive Economic Success and Build Back Better Agenda

Little Rock, Conway, Pine Bluff, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, and Fort Smith All Hit Record Low Unemployment Rates Thanks to Bidenomics  LITTLE ROCK – President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris continue building a brighter future for Arkansas. Their record investment in the Natural State includes both $4 billion for historic infrastructure projects and an economic stability that President Donald … Read More

Arkansas Democrats Adopt Candidate Filing Plan & Announce Record Monthly Fundraising

Democratic State Committee Held Summer Meeting in West Memphis on Saturday  WEST MEMPHIS – The Democratic Party of Arkansas State Committee held their Summer Meeting in West Memphis on Saturday, July 29. In addition to approving the ballot access process for 2024 Democratic candidates, the State Party also announced record fundraising totals and continued growth in their financial assets.  “Government ought to … Read More