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Candidates for DPA Officer Positions

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic Party of Arkansas will hold Party Officer Elections at its regularly scheduled State Committee Meeting on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Elections for Executive Committee will follow the elections for Party Officer Positions. During this process, State Committee Members will break into Congressional District caucuses to elect two women and two men to serve a two-year …

Mayor-elect Frank Scott Jr. Brings Change and History to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — Come January, Arkansas’s capital city will have a new leader. Former highway commissioner Frank Scott Jr. defeated former Little Rock school district superintendent Baker Kurrus in a runoff on Tuesday, 58 to 42 percent. Scott will become the first African-American elected to lead Little Rock, a city that was at the center of the school desegregation crisis 60 …

GOP’s Rapert Scared Of Muslims, Says They Shouldn’t Vote Or Hold Office

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert is putting his foot in his mouth again… The Arkansas Faith Caucus of the Democratic Party of Arkansas today responded to social media posts by state Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) saying that Muslims should not be serving in elected office and do not deserve to be represented.     (NOTE: After the publication of this …

Let’s Talk About the Midterms in Arkansas, Part One

For the first time since 2012, the Democratic Party of Arkansas flipped two statehouse seats. Those successful candidates are a part of something. And their work shows how this party keeps moving forward. Our party recruited and fielded the most impressive slate of candidates that our state has seen in a generation. These candidates were not fueled by political careerism …

More Bad National Attention for Arkansas’s Defective Work Requirement

LITTLE ROCK-On Monday, The New York Times took a hard look at Arkansas’s work requirement for its Medicaid Expansion program, Arkansas Works. The Trump administration has been encouraging states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to impose a work requirement on lower income recipients of the expanded health insurance. Arkansas, under the direction of Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, became the …

Hill Refuses to Denounce ‘Racist’ Mailers as VP Pence Visits Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK-Voters in Arkansas’s Second Congressional District have heard little from their current congressman, Representative French Hill. After repeatedly voting to repeal the ACA and its protections for pre-existing conditions, Rep. Hill has yet to have an in-person town hall during the 2018 campaign. In addition to ignoring his constituents, Rep. Hill has yet to denounce the vile mailers sent …