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2020: French Hill & Steve Womack Still Hate Gay People, Why?

Many people have moved on from stale old debates, but French Hill is still stubbornly committed to denying rights for gay people.  Maybe this is the year that our Congressmen will finally support equality and basic rights for all people — even for people who are part of the LGBTQ community. In Arkansas you can still be fired, denied housing …

WIN in 2020: Weekly Phone Banks Starting In Arkansas

It’s 2020, and it’s time to do something. Join us (online or in person) EVERY WEDNESDAY, 5-8 p.m. as we make phone calls to support Democrats in your area. If we want to win, we have to do the work. The DPA has set up four weekly regional Phone Banks: South Arkansas, East Arkansas, Central Arkansas, and Northwest Arkansas.   Volunteers will need …

Joyce Elliott Hits The Ground Running: Kicks Off Congressional Campaign

There’s something happening here. Joyce Elliott kicked off her campaign for U.S. Congress on Thursday. Elliott pledged to put Arkansas first, “It matters if we have people in Washington who believe we can have a world class healthcare system and a world class education system right here in Arkansas. It matters if we have people in Washington who believe in …

SPECIAL ELECTION RESULT: It’s a Runoff!

Results are in for the special primary election to fill the Arkansas House seat formerly held by the late Civil Rights hero, state Rep. John Walker.  None of the candidates in the four-person race for the House District 34 seat, covering parts of Little Rock, garnered a majority. Joy Springer and Ryan Davis earned the most votes, and are now …

Arkansas Hit With Insulin Price Gouging: No Help From Republican Congressmen

The price of insulin is skyrocketing, and Arkansas’s Republican Congressmen are content to let it keep rising. A new report shows insulin costs spiking by 54 percent, with the average cost of prescription up to $617. Increasingly, Arkansans with diabetes are being forced to make life and death decisions about their medication and their pocket book. “The average cost of …

SPECIAL ELECTION: Early Voting Underway in Little Rock!

Voters in Little Rock are heading to the polls to fill the state House seat formerly held by the late, great, Civil Rights hero John Walker. There are four early voting locations in Little Rock, in the House District 34 Special Primary Election. Polls are open at the Pulaski County Regional Building at 501 West Markham Street in downtown Little …

Arkansas Democrats Praise Minimum Wage Gains

The minimum wage in Arkansas is being raised to $10/hr January 1, as part of a voter-approved ballot initiative to raise the wage to $11/hr by 2021. Arkansas voters backed the minimum wage increase by enormous margins. In the 2018 election, the ballot initiative garnered 68.6 percent support statewide. “Arkansans are getting a raise this year and that’s a good …