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Arkansas In Hot Water: Unable To Send Out Unemployment, While Insiders Get Big Bucks

See the headlines?? It’s time to move forward and get going — but more than 60 days into a historic crisis, Arkansas still hasn’t been able to get its Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for self-employed business owners and independent contractors off the ground. It’s an glaring and entirely avoidable failure. To make matters worse, the state built a PUA application …

Arkansas Demands Accountability For Pandemic Economic Response, Help For Workers

Arkansas Needs To Step Up   LITTLE ROCK — On Monday morning, Arkansas Democrats outlined the clear, bi-partisan need for Arkansas to start delivering on promises of real assistance to essential workers and self-employed business owners. 60 days into this crisis the state must move forward, as well as be accountable for: (1) the failure of the state to build a …

Asleep At The Wheel: French Hill & The New Depression

French Hill is smiling big, bragging about overseeing the federal response to COVID-19. There’s just one problem…Arkansas and the United States are reporting unprecedented unemployment numbers. There’s more evidence emerging daily that the federal response to the virus and the economic recovery has been mismanaged, bungled — and in classic Washington D.C.-insider fashion, dollars have been parceled out first to …

Let’s Thank Our Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week The end of this school year isn’t what any of us thought it would be, and the importance of teachers has never been more clear.  They, like all of us, are dealing with some extraordinary times. So let’s reach out to the teachers in our and our children’s lives — and say thank you! We all know …

Believe In El Dorado: Unity In South Arkansas As Murphy Oil Exits

Believe in El Dorado Arkansas Democrats in Union County and throughout the state are standing united behind El Dorado and its promise. On Wednesday, news broke that Murphy Oil is moving its headquarters from El Dorado to Houston. The Democratic Party of Arkansas, Mayor Veronica Smith-Creer, Fourth Congressional District Candidate William Hanson, State Senate Candidate Keidra Phillips-Burrell, and State House …

Announcing the Members of the Special State Convention

Thank you! Over 320 people participated in our virtual county conventions! The work we do in our state and our party would not be possible without your support! The winners are announced below, and a link to the vote tallies is provided. If you have any questions or concerns about your ballot, please contact DPA headquarters at 501-374-2361. These individuals …

BREAKING: Arkansas Nursing Home Staff At Work With COVID

Seniors At Risk Arkansas Department of Health guidelines are telling nursing homes to send staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 back to work. State Health Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith told reporters on Tuesday that some nursing homes are facing “critical shortages” of staff, and are being advised to allow asymptomatic employees to enter the workplace with certain guidelines.    “It’s …