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American Families Plan

The President’s announcement of the American Families Plan yesterday puts us one step closer to seizing the historic opportunity to build a stronger recovery and a more equitable economy. We call on Arkansas’s congressional delegation to move swiftly to...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 23

December 11, 2020 This is our last policy update of the year. Next year, we’ll start our weekly legislative updates during the Arkansas General Assembly’s legislative session. This year is certainly one that will go down in the history...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 20

October 2, 2020 On a day when we learned the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19, we wish everyone good health during this crisis. State updates and other issues are in this edition of the Arkansas...

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...