Arkansas Approves New Maps To Lower Black Representation In The Legislature

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Board of Apportionment rubber stamped newly drawn state House and state Senate maps today following a 30-day public comment period. Governor Asa Hutchinson approved of the new maps, which reduce the number of majority-minority districts from 17 to 14; tamper with the state’s only majority-Latinx district; and fail to take into account officially recorded public … Read More

Bill Signing Ceremony To Deliver Largest Arkansas Infrastructure Investment In Nearly 100 Years

Arkansas is preparing to benefit from the largest long-term infrastructure investment the state has seen in nearly a century. President Joe Biden will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at a ceremony this afternoon at the White House. Despite gaining the support of a bipartisan majority of Americans and lawmakers, Arkansas’s all-Republican Congressional delegation voted in lockstep … Read More

An Arkansas Veterans Day Message

A special Veterans Day message from Rebecca Tennille, wife of Chair Grant Tennille >>> My father always tried to normalize his deployments. “Somalia really just looks like West Texas…except there are giraffes.” “Are those Cocoa Krispies? We ate a lot of them in Iraq.” As a physician, he was often among the first to be dispatched. He helped set up … Read More

Democrats Deliver For Arkansas: Largest Infrastructure Investment In Nearly A Century

Arkansas is set to receive its largest long-term infrastructure investment in nearly a century thanks to President Biden and a bi-partisan vote in Congress. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed despite every member of Arkansas’s Congressional delegation failing to support this historic bi-partisan commitment to Arkansas infrastructure. “Arkansas has struggled with critically bad infrastructure for years, thank goodness that … Read More

Statement On Passing Of Bobby Glover

Longtime former State Senator Bobby Glover of Carlisle passed away on Wednesday at the age of 85. He served Arkansas as a mayor, state representative, state senator and vice chairman of the Board of Corrections, among his other pursuits and callings. Statement by Grant Tennille, Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, on the passing of Bobby Glover: “Bobby Glover … Read More

Dalton Thompson is a Proud Everyday Arkansan

Read more about Dalton Thompson, of Faulkner County. He’s a Young Democrat and an Everyday Arkansan! “I’m a student and I was raised to always act first and foremost out of love for my neighbor. Since my political awakening in early high school, I have used my free time to organize and support progressive movements in Arkansas. I’ve proudly volunteered … Read More

No Veto & No Faith In The Legislature: AR Illegal Congressional Maps

LITTLE ROCK – Despite well-documented reservations and public acknowledgements, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is choosing not to veto new legislation that infringes upon the rights of Arkansans. The governor is instead allowing an illegal redistricting map, predicated on manipulating racial demographics, to become law without his signature. “The governor’s comments reveal both a lack of faith in the legislation passed and … Read More