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Let’s Welcome Our New DPA Officers!

The Democratic Party of Arkansas held Officer Elections at its State Committee Meeting Saturday! An impressive array of experienced members and party newcomers ran for leadership positions in the State Party. Below are the officers that the State Committee chose to lead the Party for the next four years. To see their contact information, please visit Our Officers pager here. …

Asa’s Christmas Gift to Arkansas: 17,000 Stripped of Healthcare

Just in from the Arkansas Times. “Almost 17,000 Arkansans have now lost their health insurance due to the state’s experimental work requirement for certain low-income adult Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a monthly report released by the state Department of Human Services on Monday. The state terminated coverage for another 4,655 beneficiaries due to noncompliance with the work rule in early …

Celebrating the Legacy of Representative Jim House

Jim House, a beloved, longtime Democratic leader in northwest Arkansas was laid to rest this weekend. He passed away Wednesday, December 5 in a tractor accident, while lending a hand on his brother’s land. Arkansas Democrats are expressing their appreciation for House, his family, and his exemplary life. “Jim House was the person you wanted if you were looking for …

Arkansas Congressmen Silent As 7-Year-Old Girl Dies In Custody At Border

Arkansas Hispanic Caucus Urges State’s Congressmen To Care The Washington Post has reported a 7-year-old migrant girl died of dehydration and exhaustion while in U.S. custody in southern New Mexico. In a lapse of transparency, it took a week before U.S. Customs and Border Patrol released the information. The Democratic Party of Arkansas Hispanic Caucus is calling on the state’s …

RESPECT: Teacher Standards Under Attack, Arkansas Democrats Defend Education

The State Needs To Be Taught A Lesson…RESPECT TEACHERS! The state Board of Education is expected to consider waiving certain teaching standards for Little Rock and Pine Bluff schools, both of which are under state control. One agenda item could eliminate existing due process rights for our teachers in the districts. Another waiver, for the Pine Bluff School District includes …

Hutchinson Quietly Backpedals On His Faulty Medicaid Work Requirement

Asa’s Work Requirement Just Didn’t Work After months of using a flawed online-only system for people to verify their work history in order to keep their Medicaid coverage, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is finally taking a small step to fix the crisis his administration has created. It was reported that the Department of Human Services will allow people to be verified …

DPA Chair Gray Backs Farm Bill, Sen. Cotton Says “NO” To Helping Arkansas Farmers

Now more than ever Arkansas farmers need certainty. But U.S. Senator Tom Cotton just turned his back on Arkansas farmers and voted “no” on the 2018 Farm Bill. Arkansas Democrats know better. Farm families embody what is best in Arkansas and their (often thankless) work drives our economy. Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Michael John Gray, a farmer himself, knows …