RESIGN: Prairie County Sheriff Admits To Using Racial Slurs, Says “It is what it is. Everybody Does”

Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair, Grant Tennille, today called for the immediate resignation of Prairie County Sheriff Rick Hickman after Hickman acknowledged in an interview that he regularly uses racial slurs, revealing that he is unfit to hold office. “For too long, too many have explained these episodes of clownish behavior on the part of certain Arkansas elected officials as … Read More

Promises Kept: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed To U.S. Supreme Court

LITTLE ROCK – A bipartisan Senate vote has confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest court. She will be the first African-American woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court in our country’s history. “This historic accomplishment reminds us all that while we still have much work to do to make good on our nation’s founding ideals, we … Read More

Women’s History Month In Arkansas

It’s Women’s History Month and there’s a lot of great ways to get involved this year! Check out some of the events going on in Arkansas! ***Know of an event we should have listed? Contact info@arkdems.org!***   JONESBORO The Women’s History Month (WHM) observance at Arkansas State University officially gets underway Tuesday, March 1, with the fellowship and recognition breakfast, … Read More

Arkansas Democrats Field Dynamic Candidate Slate For 2022

Candidate filing week has opened with a flurry of activity with Democratic candidates from across Arkansas officially filing to run for office. School teachers, nurses, farmers, and business leaders are all stepping up to safeguard and grow their communities – running as Arkansas Democrats. “We’ve had some truly great people decide to run for office because the truth is, Arkansas … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: State’s Budget Fails To Meet Real Needs Of Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – The budget proposed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Legislature on Monday fails to meet the needs of Arkansas. The proposed budget does not include any significant funding for economic development for rural Arkansas, for building an excellent education system, or for building infrastructure such as bridges and broadband Internet that all communities must have to … Read More

A Black History Month Note From Party Chair Grant Tennille

The history of Black Americans is the history of America. Democrats stand united in celebration of the triumphs, and in recognition of the tragedies, that are equally part of the history of Black America. So it is not surprising that this year Arkansas finds itself face to face with some stark realities. The work of delivering equality under the law … Read More