• Arkansas Approves New Maps To Lower Black Representation In The Legislature
    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Board of Apportionment rubber stamped newly drawn state House and state Senate maps today following a 30-day public comment period. Governor Asa Hutchinson approved of the new maps, which reduce the number of majority-minority districts from 17 to 14; tamper with the state’s only majority-Latinx district; and fail to take … Read More
  • Bill Signing Ceremony To Deliver Largest Arkansas Infrastructure Investment In Nearly 100 Years
    Arkansas is preparing to benefit from the largest long-term infrastructure investment the state has seen in nearly a century. President Joe Biden will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at a ceremony this afternoon at the White House. Despite gaining the support of a bipartisan majority of Americans and lawmakers, Arkansas’s all-Republican … Read More
  • An Arkansas Veterans Day Message
    A special Veterans Day message from Rebecca Tennille, wife of Chair Grant Tennille >>> My father always tried to normalize his deployments. “Somalia really just looks like West Texas…except there are giraffes.” “Are those Cocoa Krispies? We ate a lot of them in Iraq.” As a physician, he was often among the first to be … Read More
  • Democrats Deliver For Arkansas: Largest Infrastructure Investment In Nearly A Century
    Arkansas is set to receive its largest long-term infrastructure investment in nearly a century thanks to President Biden and a bi-partisan vote in Congress. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed despite every member of Arkansas’s Congressional delegation failing to support this historic bi-partisan commitment to Arkansas infrastructure. “Arkansas has struggled with critically bad infrastructure … Read More
  • Statement On Passing Of Bobby Glover
    Longtime former State Senator Bobby Glover of Carlisle passed away on Wednesday at the age of 85. He served Arkansas as a mayor, state representative, state senator and vice chairman of the Board of Corrections, among his other pursuits and callings. Statement by Grant Tennille, Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, on the passing … Read More
  • No Veto & No Faith In The Legislature: AR Illegal Congressional Maps
    LITTLE ROCK – Despite well-documented reservations and public acknowledgements, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is choosing not to veto new legislation that infringes upon the rights of Arkansans. The governor is instead allowing an illegal redistricting map, predicated on manipulating racial demographics, to become law without his signature. “The governor’s comments reveal both a lack of faith … Read More
  • Arkansas’s Lottie Shackelford Elected To Democratic National Committee Position
    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s Lottie Shackelford has been re-elected to serve as an At-large Delegate to the Democratic National Committee. Shackelford was also re-appointed to the Resolutions Committee at Saturday’s DNC Fall Meeting. She continues to serve as DNC Vice Chair Emeritus and as Chair of the DNC Women’s Caucus. “I am of course very … Read More
  • New Congressional Maps Fail Legal Test: Drawn Based On Manipulating Racial Lines
    The Arkansas Legislature has sent new congressional district maps to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk that will certainly face swift legal action. The maps dissect Pulaski County into three different congressional districts based on the manipulation of boundaries along clear racial lines. State Sen. Joyce Elliott (Little Rock) “Let’s state the obvious. The way these maps … Read More
  • Welcome Our New Chair Grant Tennille!
    Arkansas Democrats just elected a new Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas! Grant Tennille headed the state’s economic development agency during former Governor Mike Beebe’s administration — now he’s at the helm of the DPA. During his time with Gov. Beebe, Tennille and his team helped secure the largest economic-development investment in the state’s … Read More
  • Full Blown COVID Meltdown At Legislature: Hijacked GOP Practicing Medicine
    A faction of Republican lawmakers at the state Capitol are attempting to overrun a bipartisan coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and Governor Asa Hutchinson by stripping businesses of the right to follow public health guidance and jeopardizing state funds. To make matters worse, this specific Legislative session was supposed to be about Congressional redistricting not unrelated bills … Read More
  • New Congressional Maps Being Drawn This Week!
    The Arkansas Legislature is meeting this week to redraw the lines for the state’s four Congressional districts. These new boundaries will remain in place for ten years — so we need to make sure the lines are fair and that communities get the representation they deserve. No party of Arkansas should be marginalized or cast … Read More
  • Thank AR Workers: Happy Labor Day!
    Kick back and relax this Labor Day — you’ve earned it! This day is for all of us and let’s face it, with everything that COVID has brought, it’s not a bad time to think about how working people are treated in this country. We’ve got to get it right, even when those at the … Read More
  • ArkDems Welcome Interim Chair Nicole Hart
    LITTLE ROCK — Effective today, Nicole Hart is leading the Democratic Party of Arkansas as Interim Chair. Hart is an Iraq War veteran, former veterans official in Governor Mike Beebe’s administration, a non-profit CEO, a mother and wife. Stepping up from the role of Vice Chair, Hart assumes the helm from former Chair Michael John … Read More
  • Arkansas Democrats Welcome Interim Chair Nicole Hart
    LITTLE ROCK — Effective today, Nicole Hart is leading the Democratic Party of Arkansas as Interim Chair. Hart is an Iraq War veteran, former veterans official in Governor Mike Beebe’s administration, a non-profit CEO, a mother and wife. Stepping up from the role of Vice Chair, Hart assumes the helm from former Chair Michael John … Read More
  • Biden & Hutchinson Direct Support To Nursing Homes: Cotton & Boozman Oppose COVID Assistance
    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’s American Rescue Plan steering committee is directing $250 million to assist hospitals and nursing homes that are struggling to handle the rapidly shifting COVID situation, especially in rural areas. This critical funding support is being hailed by Governor Asa Hutchinson. The funds are made possible through provisions of President Joe Biden’s … Read More