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Democratic Black Caucus Condemns Gassing Peaceful Protesters

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas and the nation is on the move, speaking up, and putting bodies on the line to demand justice for George Floyd and every black and brown person in this country who is forced to live in fear of violence. In Arkansas, law enforcement has been using tear gas without provocation to disperse peaceful assemblies. This must …

Democratic Headquarters Has Minor Damage, Stands With Protestors

Democratic Party of Arkansas Building Damaged   LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans have been organizing and marching to demand justice and fair treatment following the tragedy of George Floyd’s murder, along with a long list of others. Early Monday morning, minor damage was done to the Democratic Party of Arkansas headquarters by unknown actors.  

Arkansas Elects Delegates To The Democratic National Convention

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic Party of Arkansas held its quadrennial Special State Convention, virtually, to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention — and nominate the next President of the United States of America.   Delegates include, among others: Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.; Senate Minority Leader Keith Ingram; House Minority Leader Fred Love; Sen. Linda Chesterfield; Rep. Jamie Scott; …

America Mourns, Our Action Is What Is Needed

LITTLE ROCK — America is in mourning, and searching yet again, for a way to understand and respond with meaning to the senseless deaths of African-Americans at the hands of those who abusively wield their law enforcement authority with malice and utter disregard for the lives of our neighbors, family members, and loved ones. Let us honor George Floyd, who …

National Delegate Candidates

Thank you! Over 100 people filed to run for National Delegate for Arkansas. The work we do in our state and our party would not be possible without your support! If you have any questions or concerns about your ballot, please contact DPA headquarters at 501-374-2361. These individuals will be considered for National Delegates from Arkansas by the Special State …

Essential Workers Deserve Childcare & Income Tax Support

LITTLE ROCK — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Arkansas has relied on the strength and work ethic of Essential Workers. Grocery store clerks, electricians, gas station cashiers, poultry plant workers, and a host of positions filled with dedicated and hard working Arkansans have kept this state running. State economic relief has thus far focused on supporting large businesses, small businesses, and …

Arkansas In Hot Water: Unable To Send Out Unemployment, While Insiders Get Big Bucks

See the headlines?? It’s time to move forward and get going — but more than 60 days into a historic crisis, Arkansas still hasn’t been able to get its Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for self-employed business owners and independent contractors off the ground. It’s an glaring and entirely avoidable failure. To make matters worse, the state built a PUA application …