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

Arkansas’s Lottie Shackelford Elected To Democratic National Committee Position

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s Lottie Shackelford has been re-elected to serve as an At-large Delegate to the Democratic National Committee. Shackelford was also re-appointed to the Resolutions Committee at Saturday’s DNC Fall Meeting. She continues to serve as DNC Vice Chair Emeritus and as Chair of the DNC Women’s Caucus. “I am of course very appreciative and humbled by this … Read More

New Congressional Maps Fail Legal Test: Drawn Based On Manipulating Racial Lines

The Arkansas Legislature has sent new congressional district maps to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk that will certainly face swift legal action. The maps dissect Pulaski County into three different congressional districts based on the manipulation of boundaries along clear racial lines. State Sen. Joyce Elliott (Little Rock) “Let’s state the obvious. The way these maps were drawn, by manipulating and … Read More

New Congressional Maps Fail Legal Test: Drawn Based On Manipulating Racial Lines

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Legislature has sent new congressional district maps to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk that will certainly face swift legal action. The maps dissect Pulaski County into three different congressional districts based on the manipulation of boundaries along clear racial lines. State Sen. Joyce Elliott (Little Rock)  “Let’s state the obvious. The way these maps were drawn, by … Read More

Welcome Our New Chair Grant Tennille!

Arkansas Democrats just elected a new Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas! Grant Tennille headed the state’s economic development agency during former Governor Mike Beebe’s administration — now he’s at the helm of the DPA. During his time with Gov. Beebe, Tennille and his team helped secure the largest economic-development investment in the state’s history, Big River Steel. This … Read More

Full Blown COVID Meltdown At Legislature: Hijacked GOP Practicing Medicine

A faction of Republican lawmakers at the state Capitol are attempting to overrun a bipartisan coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and Governor Asa Hutchinson by stripping businesses of the right to follow public health guidance and jeopardizing state funds. To make matters worse, this specific Legislative session was supposed to be about Congressional redistricting not unrelated bills tethered to misinformation and conspiracies. The … Read More

Why Bruce Martin is an Everyday Arkansan

Meet Bruce Martin, an Arkansas Democrat from Stuttugart, Arkansas. “A lifelong Arkansan, I have seen what perceptions about race and class have done to limit opportunity for some and in the process limited us all. The diversity of geography is special to me.”