• No Veto & No Faith In The Legislature: AR Illegal Congressional Maps
    LITTLE ROCK – Despite well-documented reservations and public acknowledgements, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is choosing not to veto new legislation that infringes upon the rights of Arkansans. The governor is instead allowing an illegal redistricting map, predicated on manipulating racial demographics, to become law without his signature. “The governor’s comments reveal both a lack of faith … Read More
  • Arkansas’s Lottie Shackelford Elected To Democratic National Committee Position
    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s Lottie Shackelford has been re-elected to serve as an At-large Delegate to the Democratic National Committee. Shackelford was also re-appointed to the Resolutions Committee at Saturday’s DNC Fall Meeting. She continues to serve as DNC Vice Chair Emeritus and as Chair of the DNC Women’s Caucus. “I am of course very … Read More
  • New Congressional Maps Fail Legal Test: Drawn Based On Manipulating Racial Lines
    The Arkansas Legislature has sent new congressional district maps to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk that will certainly face swift legal action. The maps dissect Pulaski County into three different congressional districts based on the manipulation of boundaries along clear racial lines. State Sen. Joyce Elliott (Little Rock) “Let’s state the obvious. The way these maps … Read More
  • Welcome Our New Chair Grant Tennille!
    Arkansas Democrats just elected a new Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas! Grant Tennille headed the state’s economic development agency during former Governor Mike Beebe’s administration — now he’s at the helm of the DPA. During his time with Gov. Beebe, Tennille and his team helped secure the largest economic-development investment in the state’s … Read More
  • Full Blown COVID Meltdown At Legislature: Hijacked GOP Practicing Medicine
    A faction of Republican lawmakers at the state Capitol are attempting to overrun a bipartisan coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and Governor Asa Hutchinson by stripping businesses of the right to follow public health guidance and jeopardizing state funds. To make matters worse, this specific Legislative session was supposed to be about Congressional redistricting not unrelated bills … Read More
  • New Congressional Maps Being Drawn This Week!
    The Arkansas Legislature is meeting this week to redraw the lines for the state’s four Congressional districts. These new boundaries will remain in place for ten years — so we need to make sure the lines are fair and that communities get the representation they deserve. No party of Arkansas should be marginalized or cast … Read More
  • Thank AR Workers: Happy Labor Day!
    Kick back and relax this Labor Day — you’ve earned it! This day is for all of us and let’s face it, with everything that COVID has brought, it’s not a bad time to think about how working people are treated in this country. We’ve got to get it right, even when those at the … Read More
  • ArkDems Welcome Interim Chair Nicole Hart
    LITTLE ROCK — Effective today, Nicole Hart is leading the Democratic Party of Arkansas as Interim Chair. Hart is an Iraq War veteran, former veterans official in Governor Mike Beebe’s administration, a non-profit CEO, a mother and wife. Stepping up from the role of Vice Chair, Hart assumes the helm from former Chair Michael John … Read More
  • Arkansas Democrats Welcome Interim Chair Nicole Hart
    LITTLE ROCK — Effective today, Nicole Hart is leading the Democratic Party of Arkansas as Interim Chair. Hart is an Iraq War veteran, former veterans official in Governor Mike Beebe’s administration, a non-profit CEO, a mother and wife. Stepping up from the role of Vice Chair, Hart assumes the helm from former Chair Michael John … Read More
  • Biden & Hutchinson Direct Support To Nursing Homes: Cotton & Boozman Oppose COVID Assistance
    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’s American Rescue Plan steering committee is directing $250 million to assist hospitals and nursing homes that are struggling to handle the rapidly shifting COVID situation, especially in rural areas. This critical funding support is being hailed by Governor Asa Hutchinson. The funds are made possible through provisions of President Joe Biden’s … Read More
  • Arkansas Wins Big In New Infrastructure Bill: Boozman & Cotton Vote Against Arkansas
    LITTLE ROCK — The strongest bi-partisan infrastructure bill in recent memory has passed the United States Senate. This could mean historic investments in Arkansas’s roads and bridges, our power grid, and broadband internet in rural communities. 19 Republican U.S. Senators voted for the bill, including Senators from neighboring Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri. Despite bi-partisan support … Read More
  • Chairman Michael John Gray Announces Intent To Take New Position: Party Leaders Applaud Gray & Prepare For Future
    LITTLE ROCK — Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Michael John Gray is accepting a new professional opportunity and intends to resign as party chairman effective September 1st. Gray made the announcement to party leaders during an Executive Committee meeting on Monday night, followed by an informal meeting of the State Committee. “Our state has been through … Read More
  • Child Tax Credit Begins: Democrats Deliver For Arkansas
    Starting July 15, Arkansas families will start to receive a monthly tax cut as part of the American Rescue Plan. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats more than 90 percent of Arkansas families will benefit from this expanded Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per child. That’s good news for 661,000 Arkansas children, especially … Read More
  • The July Newsletter
    Your Democratic Party of Arkansas is working hard to get out the good word about Arkansas Democrats! View the newsletter with links here!
  • Juneteenth Is A Celebration For All Of America
    JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION FOR ALL By Nicole Hart // Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, Combat Veteran, Wife & Mother, Entrepreneur Juneteenth is now a federal holiday and that should be meaningful to all of us. It’s a recognition of the hard fought victory of emancipation after centuries of oppression — and it must also be a … Read More