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Fayetteville’s David Whitaker Nationally Recognized For Legislative Leadership

Rep. David Whitaker knows what he’s doing in the Arkansas Legislature. If you spend just a few minutes with Rep. Whitaker you’ll know that he takes being a state lawmaker very seriously. That’s why the Council of State Governments has honored Rep. Whitaker with the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship to continue honing and sharing his leadership skills. “The Toll Fellowship, …

Arkansas Democrats Stand Against Family Separation

Hundreds of families in our neighboring state of Mississippi have been separated by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid held during the middle of the work day. Read more >>> “What is happening to our neighbors in Mississippi is tragic and a symptom of a broken and unfair system. More than 600 people were arrested while simply working to support …

Rural Healthcare is Under Attack

I’m Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. When I’m Little Rock, I’m a five minute drive away from at least 3 hospitals no matter where I am in the city. That is a luxury most Arkansans don’t have.  If you live in Little Rock, or any other major urban area, you probably take this for granted. …

People Like You Aren’t Donating to Our Congressmen

Arkansas’s Congressman are funded by corrupting special interests. If you’re looking at the news about the campaign finance reports of some of Arkansas’s incumbent Congressmen, you might get the impression they have a good level of support. But the fact is that just about all their money comes from high-dollar special interest groups, lobbyists, and mega donors. These are the …

Leslie Rutledge Wants to Kick You Off Your Healthcare

Hundreds of thousands of Arkansans could lose their health insurance and other protections because of the actions of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.   On Tuesday, the Federal Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit heard a case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 under then-President Barack Obama. Republican Governors and Attorneys General originally filed this lawsuit …

Senator Will Bond: A Job Well Done

One of Arkansas’s hardest working and most productive lawmakers, Will Bond, is stepping down from office after a successful legislative career fighting to improve the qualify of life for all Arkansans. Although Sen. Bond does not plan to run for state Senate in 2020, he’s not done fighting for Arkansans, “I hope this will not be the end of public …