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Blytheville’s Monte Hodges Recognized Nationally As An Emerging Leader

State Representative Monte Hodges is one of Arkansas’s brightest Democratic stars, and he’s getting some national attention. He has been selected to join a national network of state and local elected officials, the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders). Hodges was recognized along with 20 other leaders nationwide, to help craft and carry out a progressive agenda for the group, which …

Not Giving Up On Children Expelled From School: Rep. Don Glover’s Bill Becomes Law

Our communities can only thrive if our children get a good education. But too often we give up on certain students, and expel children who have a great difficulty behaving. That may be the right decision for a school, but it’s never the right decision for the state of Arkansas to give up on educating a child. That’s why state …

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 …