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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 …

Candidates for DPA Officer Positions

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic Party of Arkansas will hold Party Officer Elections at its regularly scheduled State Committee Meeting on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Elections for Executive Committee will follow the elections for Party Officer Positions. During this process, State Committee Members will break into Congressional District caucuses to elect two women and two men to serve a two-year …

Mayor-elect Frank Scott Jr. Brings Change and History to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — Come January, Arkansas’s capital city will have a new leader. Former highway commissioner Frank Scott Jr. defeated former Little Rock school district superintendent Baker Kurrus in a runoff on Tuesday, 58 to 42 percent. Scott will become the first African-American elected to lead Little Rock, a city that was at the center of the school desegregation crisis 60 …