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The Chairman’s Weekly Address: DACA, Nurses & The Good News from the Legislature

“I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas It’s getting close to that time of year where people are heading to graduations, then heading toward their futures. Some of them have, or at least think they have, a pretty clear idea of what lays ahead, and what they want their life to become. Some of them, and …

Chairman Michael John Gray: Food, Dignity & SNAP

I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Arkansans spend a lot of time in conversation, we all do it whether it be in the grocery store, in the coffee shop, or on the bleachers at a football game and we talk about what we’d do different and what we’re not happy with in the world. A …

Chairman Michael John Gray’s Address: The Arkansas Flag & The Confederate Star

“I grew up in east Arkansas, out in the Delta. And for me, just like just about anybody whose family goes back any amount of time in Arkansas, we are descendants of people who fought in the Confederacy. Our state flag has a special commemoration, designating the blue star at the top of the white diamond for the state’s time …

Chairman Gray’s Address: Valuing Work & The Minimum Wage

“Arkansans work hard, and we don’t ask for much. It’s just not in our nature to be asking for handouts, or to take them. But we do believe in giving someone a hand up. We expect for each one of us to earn his or her keep. That’s a good thing. It’s good we know the value of hard work. …

Making Pre-K A Priority

When it comes to my life, I try to have priorities. It isn’t always easy to get it all right all the time, but there are some basic things that I have to get right. I have to work, and, I have to take care of my son, John Major. Those are both responsibilities that I am glad I have. …

Highways Are A Rural Lifeline

Take a listen to the Democratic Radio Address!       “I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Arkansas’s roads are more than just asphalt. They’re a literal lifeline for countless Arkansas communities. When you’re talking about the very roads that let us take our crops to market, that take our children to school, and that …

Black History Month Shows Arkansas at its Best

Take a listen to the Democratic Radio Address!     I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Arkansans have a rich history. There really is a great deal for us to take pride in. Throughout our state’s great moments, and crisis, time and time again we have seen great leaders emerge. These are people we should …