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House Districts with a Primary Race in 2020

This is part of our blog series, Running for Arkansas. In the series, we are featuring each district with an upcoming election and legislative candidate running to help you be an informed voter. Read our introductory post here. Looking...

Cheers to our Legislative Champions!

After each legislative session, Arkansas Advocates looks back and identifies legislators who stood out as champions for kids. And while there were many legislators who fought to improve the lives of children and families in Arkansas, the ones we...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 12

JUVENILE JUSTICE: SB982, “An Act to Improve the Effectiveness of the Juvenile Justice System,” passed both chambers and is off to the governor’s desk. This critical piece of legislation seeks to stop the ineffective and costly practice of incarcerating...

AACF statement on increase in pre-K funding

The following is a statement from Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) and the Invest Early Coalition would like to thank Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas General...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 11

There was a flurry of activity at the State Capitol this week as the session nears its end. Next week, perhaps the final one of the session, promises to be busy as well. EDUCATION: Earlier this week, the senate...

AACF Weekly Legislative Summary Vol. 10

It’s been hectic at the State Capitol as the session winds down. Here’s what happened this week and a look at what to expect after the weekend. EDUCATION: Pre-K day at the Capitol was a welcome relief from the...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 9

EDUCATION: Be sure to join us Tuesday March 17th for Pre-K Day at the Capitol.  It’s going to be a great day with kids everywhere, legislators reading to children, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and lunch with the launch of a...