Denying Medical Care: Rep. Carlton Wing Votes To Allow Healthcare Discrimination

It’s hard to believe but North Little Rock State Legislator Carlton Wing voted to allow healthcare professionals to discriminate against patients and to DENY medical services based on personal “morals” reasons. Thankfully, despite Rep. Wing’s effort, the bill to encourage legal medical discrimination in Arkansas failed. Wing’s vote cast him in the extreme, pitting him against a bi-partisan group of pragmatic, common-sense …

WATCH: The Black Church and Progressivism – In Arkansas and the Nation

Progressive victories in Alabama in 2017 and Georgia in 2020 are just a part of the long history of the Black Church. The Church body and congregation have found refuge in the pews and community, establishing the ground zero for social justice. A new four-part PBS documentary explores this remarkable 400-year history. Watch the first episode for free below.  From PBS:  …

DPA Statement On The 2022 Election

LITTLE ROCK — On Thursday, State Senator Jim Hendren (I – Sulphur Springs), Governor Asa Hutchinson’s nephew, announced he is leaving the Republican Party of Arkansas. DPA Chairman Michael John Gray >>> “A leader in the Republican Party of Arkansas has declared he is leaving a party that has become too extreme, too radical, and too dangerous. He said what …

Bipartisan Marshallese Law Enforcement Bill Fails

A bill that is supported by law enforcement, the governor, and a bi-partisan coalition of lawmakers from across the state failed on a roll call vote in the House State Agencies committee on Monday. The Marshallese Law Enforcement Act (HB1342) first passed via voice vote, but then failed on roll call. This vote showed that a small faction of Republicans …

Let’s Welcome Micah Wallace To the ArkDems Team!

We are excited to announce that the Democratic Party of Arkansas is bringing on Micah Wallace as our new Digital Content Manager. Her drive to build up Arkansas’s Democratic organizations, her experience during the 2020 election, and her work ethic make Wallace a perfect fit to help showcase the direction and future of our Party. Micah Wallace is an Arkansas …

AR Legislature Week Four: 1619, Reproductive Rights, Stand Your Ground

Fellow Democrats, Arkansans had some small victories and moments to be proud of in the Legislature this past week. Our Democratic lawmakers went to the Capitol, stood tall, and represented our values in the face of tremendous pushback. Tough battles are still ahead and some dangerous bills are already headed to the governor’s desk. Let’s do the work. The Look …

Congressional Delegation Surrenders To Q

LITTLE ROCK — A bi-partisan group of Congressional Republicans and Democrats joined together on Thursday to denounce U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of deranged, anti-American conspiracy theories by voting to remove her from committee assignments. Arkansas’s Congressional delegation refused to denounce Rep. Greene, thereby validating what she believes. DPA Chairman Michael John Gray >>>   “The people of Arkansas …