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Countdown: 10 Types of Policy Advocacy

When Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families meets with people around the state, we hear similar stories: in El Dorado and Jonesboro, we hear about the negative impact of unfair rental laws on children’s health. In Springdale and Little...

Census 2020: Counting the Hard to Count

The 2020 Census is less than a year away. And as the state government, local governments, and community organizations plan their outreach and awareness efforts, it is important to note that some Arkansans are more likely to be left...

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...

State of Working Arkansas

It’s been more than a decade since the Great Recession officially ended, and unemployment rates across the nation have reached historic lows. That’s also true in Arkansas, where the unemployment rate averaged 3.8 percent in 2018 based on an...

Who Benefits from Opportunity Zones?

“Opportunity Zones,” But For Whom? Part of the 2017 federal tax cut bill, the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” created a new tax break meant to encourage investment in low-income areas. These “opportunity zones” allow for favorable capital gains...

Get Involved in Education: Advocacy Works!

Did you know that the Arkansas Supreme Court requires the state to conduct an ongoing study of whether Arkansas is providing an “adequate” and “equitable” public education to all students? Over half of our state’s budget is spent on...