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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...

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...

Juneteenth: An American Holiday

Slavery in the United States The first documented record of enslaved Africans arriving in America occurred in 1619. “Some 20 and odd Negroes” landed at Point Comfort, in the English settlement that would soon become Virginia. Their arrival was...

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...

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...