Senate Bill 43 will not create a better Arkansas.

The Democratic Party of Arkansas released the following statement about Senate Bill 43, which passed out of the Senate City, County, and Local Committee Affairs Committee today. SB43 is a proposed piece of legislation that would classify drag shows, where a performer sometimes (but not always) dons the exaggerated attire of another gender, as adult entertainment on par with strip … Read More

Arkansas Senate and House Minority Leaders Announce Legislative Goals and Respond to Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Inaugural Addresses

“We couldn’t ignore the difference in tone between the Governor’s two speeches yesterday. We’re ready to work with her—but we want to know which governor will come to the table to talk.” LITTLE ROCK — On Wednesday morning, Senate Minority Leader Greg Leding (State Senate, District 30 – Fayetteville) and House Minority Leader Tippi McCullough (State House, District 70 – … Read More

First Woman Gov. Sarah Sanders is an undeniable milestone & bittersweet for many

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic Party of Arkansas released the following statement after Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s inaugural address: Congratulations to Sarah Huckabee Sanders on becoming the first female Governor in Arkansas history. No one can deny that electing the first woman to serve as Governor is a proud milestone. This moment is bittersweet for many women as Governor Sanders’s party denies women … Read More

Democratic Lawmakers Put Forth Plan to Invest in Arkansas

“We have the money. We have the plan. We definitely have the need.” Arkansas House and Senate Democrats held a press conference Wednesday, August 10 at the state Capitol, highlighting the RAISE Act for increasing teacher pay and other proposals that should have been taken up in the current extraordinary session, rather than tax cuts for corporations and highest earners.  … Read More

Democratic House Caucus Holds 2022 Leadership Elections

State Representative Tippi McCullough Re-Elected Minority Leader LITTLE ROCK – The Democratic House Caucus held its biennial leadership elections on Thursday at the Democratic Party of Arkansas headquarters. The Democratic Caucus re-elected state Representative Tippi McCullough (Little Rock) as their Minority Leader – she is the first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold the position. “I’m honored to serve my colleagues … Read More

Democratic Party of Arkansas Hosts State Committee Meeting

LITTLE ROCK – The Democratic Party of Arkansas held its Second Quarter State Committee meeting on Saturday. The membership heard welcomes from State Representatives Nicole Clowney and Denise Garner and a prayer from Dr. Chris Jones, Democratic nominee for Governor. The meeting, originally planned as an in-person gathering in Fayetteville, was rescheduled to be held virtually. The main business of the meeting was … Read More