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COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 16

August 7, 2020 Ensuring a complete census in Arkansas just got harder, and negotiations on federal coronavirus relief legislation remain in limbo. These and other issues are included in this edition of your Arkansas Advocates’ policy update. Census deadline...

Arkansas Ranks as Bottom-Quarter State for Babies

New data released June 11 shows that before the COVID-19 pandemic, Arkansas ranked as a bottom-quarter state for babies. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020, released by early childhood development nonprofit ZERO TO THREE, comes at a critical time...

COVID-19: 3 Policy Principles to Advance Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have disproportionately harmed communities of color and underscored existing inequities. Black Arkansans are dying of COVID-19 at a rate three times higher than White Arkansans, and members of Arkansas’s Marshallese community have...