Jared Henderson Has a Plan for Health Care in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK-Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for governor, has released his plan to combat the rising costs of health care in Arkansas, citing the need to address the opioid epidemic and Asa Hutchinson’s punitive Medicaid internet requirement. “Arkansas’s leaders cannot continue to ignore the skyrocketing costs of health care,” Henderson said. “Too many people are one health tragedy away from not … Read More

Mike Lee ready to clean up the Capitol as AG

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Mike Lee, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas Attorney General, announced his ethics reform package. At his campaign office headquarters on Broadway Avenue in Little Rock, Lee promised to change the “culture of corruption” currently embroiling the state legislature. Lee pledged to honor the public’s trust by standing up to the “corrosive influences” and the “immorality” that … Read More

2018-2020 Draft Platform

Below is the final draft of the Draft Democratic Party of Arkansas Platform for 2018-2020. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the platform, please email the Platform Committee at platform@arkdems.org. Draft Democratic Party of Arkansas Platform for 2018-2020

Chairman Gray Condemns Republican Silence and Misinformation on Immigration Policy

LITTLE ROCK — Representative Michael John Gray, Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman, released this statement following Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen comments today in the White House Press Briefing.   “The silence from our congressional delegation, our governor, and our state Republican Party demonstrates their inability and their lack of desire to stand up to this administration. The crisis … Read More

Arkansas Senator Cotton Listed as Paying $20,000 to Cambridge Analytica

LITTLE ROCK – Earlier this week, it was reported by CNN that then-candidate Cotton paid $20,000 for Cambridge Analytica services in 2014 during his U.S. Senate bid. Cambridge Analytica has come under fire for having “misused the personal data of about 50 million Facebook users.” (CNN, March 2018) The Democratic Party of Arkansas responded to Cotton’s track record on the … Read More

Arkansas Democratic Party Chair on South Florida Shooting

Today, we grieve as yet another senseless tragedy has taken lives within our schools — this time in Florida. Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and the entire Broward County community. Grieving parents shouldn’t have to demand government do something on this issue. Lori Alhadeff, the mother of Alyssa Alhadeff who was killed in this Florida massacre, shouldn’t … Read More

Democratic Party Chairman Gray Slams Rep. Steve Womack’s Statement That Only Europeans Can ‘Actually Fit into the Society’

LITTLE ROCK – Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas Michael John Gray today fired back at Rep. Womack after Womack’s statement in which he says we need to “better appeal to people from other European countries” who can “come in here and actually fit into the society as we know it.”   “The Republican Party is better than what we’ve … Read More