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What is the Fiscal Session?

The Arkansas General Assembly’s Fiscal Session is currently underway, and the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition spoke with state Rep. Tippi McCullough, who explained what the Fiscal Session is and gave recommendations on how to engage with your legislators during...

What’s your advocacy resolution?

The Arkansas Kids Count Coalition, led by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, works to raise awareness about pressing policy issues impacting children and to teach people how to lobby and advocate. As we start off 2022, the Arkansas...

Hate Crimes Law: Let’s Not Be Last

Enacting hate-crimes legislation would be a huge step in making Arkansas a safer and more inclusive place for children to grow up – and for all of us to live and prosper. We applaud Gov. Hutchinson for strongly urging...

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...