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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 …

Arkansas Democrats Say YES to Recess! New Law Gets Kids 40 Minutes of Play a Day

Kids in Arkansas are about to get some more playtime thanks to a brand new law backed by Arkansas Democrats. A bill that guarantees school children will get at least 40 minutes of unstructured playtime every day has officially been signed into law. Having enough time for a real recess is pivotal to ensure that children develop the social, academic, …

Equal Pay Debated in Arkansas On National Equal Pay Day

The U.S. Department of Labor reports¬†women only make 78 cents for every dollar that a man makes. Arkansas Democrats know that women deserve equal pay. That’s why on Tuesday, which is also national Equal Pay Day, state Rep. Tippi McCullough (Little Rock) presented legislation for pay equity for women and men working in state government. “We can be a leader …