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Arkansas Voters Can Get Absentee Ballots For COVID Fears

There’s been a big development in the 2020 Election to make sure Arkansas voters can request and send in their ballots via mail. Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Michael John Gray joined the Governor on Thursday to urge Arkansans to request an Absentee Ballot if they’re concerned about the risk of COVID-19 at their polling site. As Chairman Gray noted …

French Waves White Flag On Russian Bounties

French Hill is surrendering our American values to President Trump. He won’t even hold the President accountable for letting Russia and Vladimir Putin give the Taliban bounties for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan. It’s a failure to lead, and Arkansas is demanding better. The news is shocking, “President Trump received a written briefing and a briefing from then-National Security Advisor …

DPA’s Karyn Coleman Is Empowering Black Women: Named Inaugural Fellow For Higher Heights

Democratic Party of Arkansas Chief of Staff Karyn Coleman is making some big steps to empower Black women and Arkansas on the national stage. She’s been named an inaugural fellow for the national Higher Heights Senior Leadership Program. Higher Heights, like the Democratic Party of Arkansas, is committed to a long-term, deliberate effort to expand and support Black women in …

Juneteenth is Freedom Day!

This year’s Juneteenth is unlike any other in recent years. As we continue to have open and honest conversations about the ramifications of slavery and systemic racism. June 19, 1865 marks the celebration of the emancipation of all enslaved people in Texas. This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law. But it took two years for …

Let’s Celebrate DACA!

The U.S. Supreme Court made history by blocking Trump’s cruel and illegal decision to try and end the DACA Program. This is a victory for us all. …and just moments later Trump once again shows his true colors. This is the second defeat for Trump this week, following the decision to uphold protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace. Join …

Historic LGBTQ Civil Rights Moment: Tippi McCullough Weighs In

LITTLE ROCK — On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity is a protected class under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This a major moment for Civil Rights — especially in Arkansas, where it is legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The United States Supreme Court now recognizes …

Business Immunity Special Session A Danger To Arkansas

The Arkansas Legislature is getting ready to vote to make it impossible for employees and customers to hold a business responsible for reckless disregard for their health and safety, especially related to COVID-19, by giving them immunity in the courts. The Democratic Party of Arkansas is against letting businesses avoid responsibility for endangering their staff and customers. UPDATE 6/15 1:38 …