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VETO THIS BILL: Badly Written ‘Sanctuary’ Cities Bill Heads To Governor

Your action is needed immediately. Call the governor’s office at (501) 682-2345 today. A dangerous bill that could pave the way to illegal racial profiling in Arkansas towns is very close to becoming law. This so-called sanctuary city bill by state Senator Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch) and Rep. Brandt Smith (R-Jonesboro) is so bad that Governor Asa Hutchinson thinks it is …

Time To Celebrate! In-State Tuition & Nursing Licences Signed Into Law

Arkansas has taken a historic step to grant in-state tuition and nursing licenses to DACA recipients. Arkansas Democrats, led by freshman state Representative Megan Godfrey of Springdale, championed bi-partisan legislation along with countless advocacy and immigrant groups. And now, after all the hard work, two critical bills have been signed into law. These bills are about allowing hardworking people to …

Rep. Nicole Clowney Delivers Big Win, Passes Firefighters Cancer Sick Leave Benefits

Until now, Arkansas firefighters have had to fight cancer at the same time they are fighting fires. But Arkansas is finally going to start doing right by the brave men and women who literally walk into burning buildings for us. State Rep. Nicole Clowney of Fayetteville¬†has passed historic legislation to grant cancer sick leave benefits. Rep. Clowney is a freshman …

Request Information & Proxy for April 20 State Committee Meeting

Democratic Party of Arkansas To Hold April State Committee Meeting WHAT: The Democratic Party of Arkansas will hold its Statewide Committee meeting. On the agenda for this meeting will be a general session with reports from all of the Party Officers. WHO: Democrats from all across Arkansas, including elected officials, potential 2020 candidates, party leadership, and Chairman Michael John Gray. …

Arkansas Republican Congressmen Refuse To Support Violence Against Women Act

The good news is that the U.S. House has passed legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) over objections from the National Rifle Association. Democrats were joined by 33 Republicans to reauthorize this critical law. But despite clear bi-partisan support, this 25-year-old law to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence was opposed by all four of Arkansas’s U.S. …

Megan Godfrey Delivers Monumental Win, Passes Law For DACA Nursing Licences

Arkansas is taking a huge step forward and will now let DACA recipients get their nursing licences. This monumental victory for immigrants in Arkansas was supported by grassroots efforts across Arkansas, and delivered by freshman state Representative Megan Godfrey in Springdale. This freshman leader has quickly become a key leader in the Arkansas Legislature. Her bill to allow DACA recipients …

VICTORY! Attack on the Arkansas Minimum Wage Defeated

This month, Democrats in the Legislature successfully beat back multiple attempts to virtually eliminate the state minimum wage for hundreds of thousands of workers. Arkansas overwhelmingly voted to raise the minimum wage in 2018, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans in the Arkansas Legislature from trying to undo the will of the people. Arkansans know the value of hard work and …