Record Economic Growth Continues Under President Biden; Biden-Harris Administration Makes Historic Investment in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Today, the Democratic Party of Arkansas released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that nonfarm payrolls increased by 209,000 jobs in June, bringing the total jobs created under President Biden’s leadership to over 13.2 million: “Today’s strong jobs report is yet another example of Bidenomics in action,” said Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair … Read More

Arkansas Democrats on Governor Sanders’s Supreme Court Appointment: “Our people deserve better.”

LITTLE ROCK – The Democratic Party of Arkansas released the following statement after Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed Cody Hiland, the Republican Party of Arkansas chair, to the State Supreme Court.  “Arkansans should be extremely worried about Governor Sanders abusing her power to appoint judges. Americans are concerned that our courts are becoming too partisan, and the Governor justifies those fears when … Read More

Juneteenth Events in 2023!

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is proud to celebrate Juneteenth in 2023! Get out in your community at these local events compiled by the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus! CENTRAL ARKANSAS:  June 14: Interfaith Service in Little Rock June 15: Comedy Show, Flag raising Ceremony and Brunch in Little Rock June 16: Black Film Festival in Little Rock June 17: Parade … Read More

Prison Plot: Governor Ignores Real Criminal Justice Needs, Doubles-Down on Failed Mass Incarceration Approach  

Gov. Sanders proposed $470 million for the construction of a new prison, even as Arkansas struggles with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. Our state’s prisoners per 100K residents metric is higher than all but a handful of foreign countries.   LITTLE ROCK – On Monday, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, State Senator Ben Gilmore (R-Crossett), and State Representative … Read More

DPA State Committee Meeting on April 15 in Fort Smith

The State Committee of the Democratic Party of Arkansas will meet on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2 p.m. for its regular quarterly meeting. The committee will meet in person at Central Presbyterian Church, 2901 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901. Registration will open at 1:00 p.m. I have attached the official notice, draft agenda, and proxy form. REGISTER TO … Read More

Democrats in Arkansas Have A Simple Message for Governor Sanders’s Voucher Scheme: “No, Thank You”

Democratic Leader Reminds Governor We Have Legislation to Raise Teacher Pay Right Now LITTLE ROCK – Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Grant Tennille released the following statement after Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders unveiled her barebones poster, not even a bill, overhauling the education system in Arkansas: “We continue to be disappointed, but not surprised that Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn’t … Read More

BREAKING: Democrats File Bill to Raise Starting Teacher Pay to $50,000 and to raise classified school staff pay to $15/hour

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Senate and House Democrats introduced the Raising Arkansas’s Investment in Schools and Educators (RAISE) Act of 2023. The bill would raise Arkansas’s worst-in-the-South starting salaries for teachers from $36,000 to $50,000 and includes a $10,000 raise for every public school teacher in Arkansas. Democrats also filed a companion bill that would raise the minimum staff pay … Read More