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Christina Mullinax Joins Arkansas Democrats as Voter File Manager

Let’s all welcome Christina! On Monday, Christina Mullinax started as the Voter File Manager for the Democratic Party of Arkansas. She comes to the party after a very successful career at Planned Parenthood. “We couldn’t more excited to have Christina onboard,” said Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Michael John Gray. “Her experience and expertise will be crucial to our success …

No Soap, No Toothbrush, No Bed: Arkansas’s Congressmen Abandoning Children at the Border

Enough with the Politics! Children Need Us! By now you’ve probably seen the pictures, a father and his daughter were recently photographed face down, drowned in a river on the southern U.S. Border. This is an unimaginable, indescribable tragedy for any family, under any circumstances. But we must face up to the hard truth that the human tragedy on our …

Obergefell 4 Years Later: Arkansas Celebrates Pride & Pushes Forward

On this day four years ago… The US Supreme Court stuck down bans of same sex marriage in all 50 states, including Arkansas. In the court’s Majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to …

The Results Are In: Arkansas Works Does Not Work

For the last couple of years, Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas GOP have completely mishandled Medicaid expansion — and the healthcare of more than 200,000 working Arkansans. Now there’s a new study out confirming some of our worst fears. Instead of simply adopting and continuing to run Arkansas’s nationally-lauded, locally-popular Medicaid expansion program (which helped Arkansas lead the nation …

Freedom Rings: Let’s Celebrate Juneteenth!

Arkansans have been joining together all across the state to ring in Juneteenth celebrations. Arkansas Democrats from Drew County to Jefferson County to Sebastian County were out at local festivals and parades celebrating the occasion, registering voters, and enjoying the blessings of life. Check out more of the history of Juneteenth from the Smithsonian Magazine >>> Juneteeth symbolizes a truer …

Democrats to Host Two Presidential Debate Watch Parties

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is excited to host two Presidential Debate Watch Parties. Join the party as we come together to watch the 20 presidential candidates take the stage in the first set of debates for the 2020 Primary. Before the debates, we will hear brief remarks about the work our party is doing and will do in the …

Third Annual Summer Gathering & Clinton Dinner

Thursday, August 15 – A Naturally Blue Evening w/ Sen. Amy Klobuchar Friday, August 16 – DPA Block Party Saturday, August 17 – Clinton Dinner w/ Rep. Beto O’Rourke The Democratic Party of Arkansas and Chairman Michael John Gray are pleased to announce presidential candidate and former Representative Beto O’Rourke as the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Clinton Dinner and …