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DACA Ruling Is a Reprieve, But We Need Solutions

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the DACA case is cause for celebration. An estimated 4,500 Arkansas immigrants will continue working and making a life in the Natural State without fear of imminent deportation. But it’s also a reminder...

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...

Court Order on Public Charge Will Create Harm

With a new U.S. Supreme Court order issued today (January 27th), the Trump administration has the go-ahead to create what amounts to a wealth test for new immigrants. The administration’s changes to our nation’s longstanding “public charge” rule will...

Get Engaged in Education Advocacy in September

September 9-13 will be full of opportunities for advocates to get more engaged in education issues affecting students across our state: LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS: First, the House and Senate Education Committees will hold a meeting on a range of...

AACF and Partners Applaud Census Ruling

Members of Arkansas Counts Respond to Supreme Court 2020 Census Decision, Call for Collective Action to Protect Resources and Political Representation for All LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 27, 2019) — Community representatives from across the state joined together to...

AACF Welcomes Missy Darwin Kincaid in NWA

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is growing our Northwest Arkansas office to help build our organization’s capacity to provide a strong voice on behalf of all children. Today, Missy Darwin Kincaid joins the AACF staff as our first Northwest...

Children Would Suffer Under Proposed Federal Rule

It’s time to chime in with your comments on a federal policy change that would negatively affect many of Arkansas’s children. The Trump administration wants to change the federal policy under which immigrants are deemed a “public charge.” The unintended...