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Democrats Vote YES On Voting Rights Act, Arkansas GOP Opposes

Who Votes Against The Right To Vote? It’s hard to believe but Arkansas’s Republican Congressmen just voted against a bill to restore critical parts of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, America’s signature legislation protecting voters of color. Why are Rep. French Hill, Bruce Westerman, Rick Crawford, and Steve Womack voting to make it harder for people to vote? The fact of …

Democratic Party of Arkansas Provides Update on U.S. Senate Race

LITTLE ROCK — Please see the update below and additional attachments regarding the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas. — “After exhaustive and careful examination with our legal counsel and our party leaders and without additional information from Mr. Mahony, the Democratic Party of Arkansas will not be able to field a candidate for United States Senate,” said Chairman Michael John Gray. “The narrow …

Rep. John Walker, Storied Civil Rights Leader and Public Advocate, Passes Away

Arkansas mourns the loss of a civil rights hero and celebrates his legacy. LITTLE ROCK — On Monday, Arkansans awoke to the devastating news of State Representative John Walker’s passing. Though we mourn his death, we can collectively celebrate his rich legacy.  “We are all saddened to learn that our colleague has died, someone I considered a personal friend,” said …

Filing Period Overview & Documents – Arkansas

Hi Party Leaders, The filing period for the 2020 election is just a few weeks away. We are seeing a lot of excitement building and are looking forward to working with you to advance our party forward. As a quick reminder, the filing period will last from Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00pm until Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm. …

October 16 – Introducing ArkDems Delegate Selection Newsletter

This email was sent on October 16, 2019. To sign up for this email newsletter, please click here. Fellow Democrat! The 2020 Election is just around the corner. But the work of bettering our state is already well underway. One of the most crucial decisions that Arkansas Democrats will make is who we send as delegates to the National Convention …

Saturday, October 26 >> Executive & State Committee Meetings

Democratic Party of Arkansas To Hold October Executive & State Committee Meeting WHAT: The Democratic Party of Arkansas will hold its statewide Executive and State Committee meeting. On the agenda for this meeting will be a general session with reports from all the Party Officers and Standing Committees. In addition, there will be three breakout sessions. WHO: Democrats from all …