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COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 18

September 4, 2020 With Labor Day weekend upon us, state officials say they’re concerned about social gatherings resulting in a spike in coronavirus cases in the Natural State. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy this holiday...

Racist voter suppression continues

Last week, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled invalid a proposed ballot initiative that would allow voters to decide if the state should create a citizens’ redistricting commission. A lawsuit in federal court seeks to put the initiative back on...

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...

Issue 3 is Bad for Arkansans

Your rights as a voter are significantly at risk this election year In the addition to your right to vote for candidates to represent you, as an Arkansan you also have the right of direct democracy to propose laws...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 14

July 10, 2020 Arkansas Advocates’ updates are becoming bi-weekly. Starting today, we will publish here every other Friday. State Updates Going Back to School in Arkansas Governor Hutchinson announced on Thursday that he would delay the start of the school year...

Weekly COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 13

June 26, 2020   State Updates Arkansas Hate Crime Bill Governor Hutchinson said he would support and sign a hate crime bill passed through the legislature, if the measure were along the lines of what he has supported in...

Weekly COVID-19 and Policy Update, Vol. 12

COVID-19 and Policy Update June 19, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19, as well as ongoing protests related to racial inequities and police violence. Arkansas Advocates...

Weekly COVID-19 and Policy Update, Vol. 11

June 12, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19, as well as ongoing protests related to racial inequities and police violence. Arkansas Advocates for Children Families will...

Voters First

Every 10 years, following the census, voting districts are redrawn. Right now, a petition is circulating that would allow Arkansas voters to decide this November if our state should create a citizens’ redistricting commission to determine how our voting...

COVID-19 Weekly Policy Update, Vol. 10

June 5, 2020   Black Lives Matter If you haven’t already, please see our statement on Black Lives Matter. Use of police force 6th leading cause of death of young Black men A 2019 study by the University of Michigan, Rutgers...