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French Hill Caught Using Tax Dollars For ‘Campaign Mail’

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that French Hill is spending big on campaign mail this election — and he’s spending your tax dollars to do it. A Congressperson can send out mail to constituents to keep them informed, but French Hill’s glossy mailers and photo shoots are coming in at a rate and style that more closely resemble 2020 campaigning than …

Turnout The Top 10,000 Votes To Get

The Top 10,000 Votes There are 10,000 Arkansas voters who need to hear from you. They lean Democrat, live in key swing districts, only vote about half of the time, and likely haven’t heard from a Democratic campaign in a long, long time. Register For The AR Vote 2020 Turnout Campaign South Arkansas Northeast Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Central Arkansas Join …

Arkansas Democrats For Kamala

Whoa! Kamala and Joe, that’s a winning combination. It’s good news no matter how you slice it, especially here in Arkansas where Joe Biden and Donald Trump are polling at a dead heat. Check out how Arkansas Democrats reacted to the news >>> Sen. Joyce Elliott, who is on the brink of becoming the first African-American elected to the U.S. …

Abortion Access At Risk In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday lifted an injunction against four Arkansas laws restricting abortion, putting them into effect Aug. 28th. The decision, made in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, sends the case back to U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock. If allowed to take effect, access to abortion services would …

Unemployment Pay Expires, Congressmen Head Home

LITTLE ROCK — An economic lifeline for millions of Americans is expiring today but Arkansas’s Congressional delegation is still taking off and heading home for the weekend. The critical $600-a-week unemployment benefit is set to expire today. Their inaction on supporting Arkansas families comes as the country posted its worst quarterly economic contraction ever, and as COVID’s national death toll …

BREAKING: COVID Funds Approved For Marshallese, Latinx, NWA Hotspots

Arkansas legislators voted on Tuesday to approve the use of $7 million in federal CARES Act funds for COVID relief in northwest Arkansas. The already approved federal dollars will target a spike in cases in Marshallese and Latinx communities. More than 60 percent of COVID deaths in Arkansas are in these communities. The vote comes after a failure last Friday …

Bentonville Representative Votes To Cut COVID Testing By Almost Half

Bentonville’s elected state Legislator just tried to cut COVID testing and contact tracing nearly in half for the Marshallese and Latinx communities of northwest Arkansas. Jim Dotson is supposed to represent one of the most vibrant and cutting edge communities in the world, but his actions show he’s seriously out of step. During a critical vote in the Arkansas Legislative …