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Freedom Rings: Let’s Celebrate Juneteenth!

Arkansans have been joining together all across the state to ring in Juneteenth celebrations. Arkansas Democrats from Drew County to Jefferson County to Sebastian County were out at local festivals and parades celebrating the occasion, registering voters, and enjoying the blessings of life. Check out more of the history of Juneteenth from the Smithsonian Magazine >>> Juneteeth symbolizes a truer …

Democrats to Host Two Presidential Debate Watch Parties

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is excited to host two Presidential Debate Watch Parties. Join the party as we come together to watch the 20 presidential candidates take the stage in the first set of debates for the 2020 Primary. Before the debates, we will hear brief remarks about the work our party is doing and will do in the …

A New Era Begins: Rep. Fred Love Elected Minority Leader

  The Democrats have a new leader in the House. On Tuesday, House Democrats elected Fred Love of Little Rock to serve as minority leader. Minority Leader Love is excited to lead Arkansas Democrats into a new era saying, “I am proud to accept the support of my caucus and excited about the opportunities that lay ahead. We are ready …

Special Election Information for House District 36

On June 3, 2019 at 12:00 P.M., the Democratic Party of Arkansas will open the filing period for the Special Democratic Primary election for Arkansas House of Representatives District 36. The filing period will last until 12:00 PM on Friday, June 7. Anyone wishing to file as a Democrat may do so during the filing period at The William A. …

This Trade Fight Puts Our Communities in Peril

When I was my son John Major’s age, I would take the school bus 12 miles from Augusta to my family’s farm. Along the way, I would pass 12 family farms. I can still name those families and the crops they grew from memory. Now, all but three of those farms are gone. Just about every farm operation in just …

Tom Cotton Doesn’t Want You To Know Who Pays For His Campaigns

Tom Cotton doesn’t think you should worry about money in politics. In an interview on NPR’s 1A, a constituent asked him a fair question, “Do you believe that the huge ever increasing money needed to run a viable campaign for Congress or Senate has had a corrupting influence on government?” His response was “No, I don’t. We spend much less …

A Fresh Conversation With U.S. Senate Candidate Josh Mahony

Arkansas has a great U.S. Senate candidate ready to defeat Tom Cotton. Josh Mahony is already busy on the campaign trail all across Arkansas. Take a listen to our podcast to hear why Josh is running and how we can defeat Cotton. Josh talks about growing up in a farm family in Union County, and how this shaped his career …