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Jared Henderson Has a Plan for Health Care in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK-Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for governor, has released his plan to combat the rising costs of health care in Arkansas, citing the need to address the opioid epidemic and Asa Hutchinson’s punitive Medicaid internet requirement. “Arkansas’s leaders cannot continue to ignore the skyrocketing costs of health care,” Henderson said. “Too many people are one health tragedy away from not …

Mike Lee ready to clean up the Capitol as AG

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Mike Lee, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas Attorney General, announced his ethics reform package. At his campaign office headquarters on Broadway Avenue in Little Rock, Lee promised to change the “culture of corruption” currently embroiling the state legislature. Lee pledged to honor the public’s trust by standing up to the “corrosive influences” and the “immorality” that …

2018-2020 Draft Platform

Below is the final draft of the Draft Democratic Party of Arkansas Platform for 2018-2020. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the platform, please email the Platform Committee at platform@arkdems.org. Draft Democratic Party of Arkansas Platform for 2018-2020

Arkansas Senator Cotton Listed as Paying $20,000 to Cambridge Analytica

LITTLE ROCK – Earlier this week, it was reported by CNN that then-candidate Cotton paid $20,000 for Cambridge Analytica services in 2014 during his U.S. Senate bid. Cambridge Analytica has come under fire for having “misused the personal data of about 50 million Facebook users.” (CNN, March 2018) The Democratic Party of Arkansas responded to Cotton’s track record on the …

Republicans Vote in Favor of Fiscal Insanity

LITTLE ROCK – Republicans yet again put millionaires, billionaires, and giant corporations over American families. The final Republican tax bill provides even bigger tax breaks to the very wealthiest, at the expense of children and the middle-class in Arkansas. “The reason we keep calling this tax bill a scam is because Republicans are telling us their bill will benefit hardworking Americans, when really …

Final Deadline for Open Enrollment Friday

LITTLE ROCK – The deadline to enroll in health care under the Affordable Care Act is tomorrow, Friday December 15th. After a shortened enrollment period — just six weeks compared to last year’s twelve — the final hour to sign up for healthcare through the HealthCare.Gov website is midnight Friday Pacific Time. “I want to encourage anyone who has not gone …