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  • Democrats Rock | The biggest political party in NWA
    6:00 PM-11:00 PM
    2016.04.02
    2231 West Markham Road, Fayetteville, AR, United States

    2231 West Markham Road, Fayetteville, AR, United States

    Democrats Rock | The biggest political party in NWA
    Democrats Rock is Washington County Democrats’ premier social and fundraising event, held every year in Fayetteville on the first Saturday in April. Democrats Rock brings together local and state politicos for a evening filled with drink, fun, food, and music.

    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    VIP Reception at Pratt Place Inn 6:00 p.m.
    Dinner and Music at Pratt Place Barn 7:00 p.m.

    Discounted Early Bird Tickets will go on sale January 1, 2016.
    Sponsorships available

    Hall of Fame ($1,000) | Ten tickets to the VIP reception, ten tickets to –Democrats Rock with a reserved table, table-side wine and beer service, each guest will receive a specially crafted 2016 Democrats Rock memento, premium recognition on all printed, electronic event materials and expedited event check-in.
    Rock Star ($500) | Six tickets to the VIP reception, six tickets to Democrats Rock, each guest will receive a specially crafted 2016 Democrats Rock memento, priority recognition on all printed and electronic event materials, verbal recognition at the event and expedited event check-in.
    Rising Star ($300) | Four tickets to VIP reception, four tickets to Democrats Rock and recognition on printed and electronic event related materials and expedited event check-in
    Fan ($150) | Two tickets to Democrats Rock, recognition on electronic event related materials, expedited event check-in.

    VIP Reception and Democrats Rock Ticket Upgrade | $120 per person | Limited quantity available

    General Admission tickets are also available| Adults $45 | Students $20-$15

    For more questions or more information about Democrats Rock 2016 sponsorship, contact Tyler Clark, (479) 841-7279 or tylerbclark@gmail.com

    Featured Entertainment: ​

    VIP Reception entertainment Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings, a melodic mix of bluegrass, jazz, and folk music.

    Democrats Rock main event will feature The Funk Factory, the hottest party band in the Midsouth. Funk Factory is a high energy band that covers everything from to Motown to rock-n- roll and modern pop.

    The event takes place at Pratt Place Barn and Inn, 2231 West Markham Road, Fayetteville.

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  • Candidate Training
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.04.09
    Little Rock, AR, United States

    Little Rock, AR, United States

    Another great candidate training is in development. This workshop will focus on field work. Email ted@arkdems.org if you’d like to attend or need more information.

  • Irvin Camacho for Springdale Voter Registration Kick-off!
    3:49 PM
    2016.04.09
    Perrodin Supply Co. 509 Success Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764

    Perrodin Supply Co. 509 Success Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764

    Please join Irvin Camacho and his campaign team as we go out into the community to canvass and register our fellow Springdale residents to vote!

    This race is about empowering every person in Springdale and ensuring that every voice is heard. There’s only one way to push our city forward and that is to get registered and to vote in November!

    We will meet at 10am to for a quick training on registering to vote and form walking teams. Water and snacks will be provided. We will walk and register from 10:00 – 1:00pm. Its okay if you can’t stay the fulltime. Any time you can give our campaign will help make a difference in November.

    We hope to see you this Saturday!

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  • Conner Eldridge Meet & Greet
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    2016.04.14
    Josie’s Steakhouse, Riverbank Road, Batesville, AR, United States

    Josie’s Steakhouse, Riverbank Road, Batesville, AR, United States

    Join us to meet and greet our candidate for U.S. Senate, Conner Eldridge. Let’s give Conner a warm Independence County Democrat welcome on Thursday April 14, at Josie’s, 5:30PM.

    After nearly five years as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Conner Eldridge announced his candidacy for the United States Senate on Sept. 9, 2015. As a federal prosecutor for five years, Conner was an aggressive prosecutor of child abusers, drug traffickers and fraudsters. During his time as U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted over 100 child abusers and pornographers. In August 2014, he launched a new program called A-Chance aimed at helping children in violent and crime-ridden homes succeed in school and in life. The program began operating in 13 Arkansas public schools with Conner’s pledge to continue promoting its benefit to every school in the state. Conner has lived throughout the state. Born in Fayetteville, he spent the first 12 years of his life in Augusta until his family moved to Lonoke, where he worked on the family farm and graduated from high school. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review. Conner married Mary Elizabeth Whipple and the couple moved to Arkadelphia in 2004, where he became vice president and assistant general counsel of Summit Bank. He served as CEO of Summit Bank and Summit Bancorp from 2008 to 2010. Governor Mike Beebe appointed Conner to the Arkansas Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Board in 2008 where he worked with attorneys and non-profit leaders to allocate the group’s proceeds for justice initiatives, scholarships and other programs. Conner and his family moved to Fort Smith following his appointment as United States Attorney in 2010 and lived there for two years. They now reside in Fayetteville and are active members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. They are raising three young boys: Will, Henry and Tull. In his spare time, Conner is an avid duck and deer hunter and a serious, lifelong Razorback fan. Conner said Arkansans are frustrated with a Washington that seems further and further removed from the real problems they face every day. He promised to work with whomever it takes to bring or create new jobs in the state, improve education, strengthen the middle class, make our communities safer and protect the state’s growing senior population. He is running because he believes one senator can make a difference.

     

  • Hempstead County Democratic Women’s Club Monthly Meeting
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2016.04.14
    McLarty Conference Room, Hope Visitor Center & Clinton Museum, 100 East Division Street, Hope, Arkansas 71801, United States

    McLarty Conference Room, Hope Visitor Center & Clinton Museum, 100 East Division Street, Hope, Arkansas 71801, United States

    WHAT: Hempstead County Democratic Women’s Club Monthly Meeting

    This is the Regularly scheduled meeting of the HCDWC. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Members hear from guests about advocacy issues of interest that are in line with Democratic principles.

    WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.

    WHERE:  McLarty Conference Room, Hope Visitor Center & Clinton Museum, 100 E Division Street, Hope, Arkansas 71801

     

  • Another Dem Watch Party
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    2016.04.14
    Khalil’s Pub & Grill, South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Khalil’s Pub & Grill, South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Drinking Liberally Little Rock host’s Another Dem Watch Party at Khalil’s Pub. Several primaries are over, and things are getting real!

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  • Kumpris Lecture Series: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    2016.04.15
    Conway Lecture Hall , Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Conway Lecture Hall , Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR, United States

    The next Frank and Kula Kumpuris Lecture will feature a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. This program is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and RSVPs are required.  Reservations can be made at here or by calling 501-748-0425.

    Established with a $500,000 matching gift from the Kumpuris Family to the Clinton School in honor of their mother and in memory of their father, the Kumpuris Lecture Series is presented by the Clinton School of Public Service, the William J. Clinton Foundation and AT&T.

    The Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series was established with the gift by Dr. Dean Kumpuris, Dr. Drew Kumpuris and Katherine Ann Kumpuris Trotter in honor of their mother and in memory of their father. Dr. Frank Kumpuris, a prominent Little Rock physician and surgeon, served for 10 years on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and Kula Kumpuris has been actively involved in numerous civic, charitable and community activities. The entire family has a strong commitment to quality higher education.

    WHO: As leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Secretary Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities, and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America. As chair of the first-ever White House Rural Council, Secretary Vilsack and the USDA are taking steps to strengthen services for rural businesses and entrepreneurs by finding new ways to make the connection between the demand for investment in rural areas and the financial community. This event is held in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Clinton School of Public Service, and AT&T.

    WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016; Doors open: 5 p.m.;  Program begins: 6 p.m.

    WHERE: Conway Lecture Hall at the Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201

     

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  • Washington County Democrats Monthly Meeting
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    2016.04.18
    Clinton House Museum, West Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, AR, United States

    Clinton House Museum, West Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, AR, United States

    Washington County Democrats meet monthly for general party business, social time and a chance to share all the political happenings from around the state. All are welcome to join us on the 3rd Monday of each month. Social time starts at 6:00pm and official business at 6:30pm.

    Special presentation: The Fayetteville Citizen’s Climate Lobby

     

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  • Arkansas Lobby Day 2016
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2016.04.19
    Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Speak up for Arkansas’ women and families on April 19, 2016! Register HERE.

    Join fellow family planning activists and supporters from across the state for our annual advocacy event.

    Questions? Contact Regional Organizer Christina Mullinax via email at Christina.Mullinax@ppheartland.org or by phone at 501.485.0985 x 1834.

     

  • Re-Elect Kathy Lewison (Justice of the Peace, District 3) Fundraiser, Little Rock
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    2016.04.19
    13515 Christopher Drive, Little Rock, AR, United States

    13515 Christopher Drive, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Fundraiser for Kathy Lewison, Justice of the Peace, District 3. At the home of Bill Robinson, 13515 Christopher Drive, Little Rock, on Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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  • Bill Rahn (HD 39) Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    2016.04.20
    125 Fountainebleu Drive, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113, United States

    125 Fountainebleu Drive, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113, United States

    Join us for a kick-off fundraiser for Bill Rahn’s District 39 House of Representatives campaign on Wednesday, April 20. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. 125

    What: Bill Rahn Campaign Kickoff

    Where: 125 Fontainebleu, Maumelle, AR 72113

    When: 7 p.m.

     

     

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  • Grant County Community Meet and Greet
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2016.04.21
    Sheridan Community Center, 1511 South Rose Street, Sheridan, AR, United States

    Sheridan Community Center, 1511 South Rose Street, Sheridan, AR, United States

    Join us for a Democratic Rally and Community Meet and Greet on Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Community Center at 1511 South Rose Street. A FREE BBQ dinner, prepared by Wright’s Ranch House will be available.

    Please RSVP to Katie Hargis at info@arkdems.org or 501-374-2361.

  • Democratic Party of Lonoke County April Meeting
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    2016.04.21
    Sawbucks, 155 Frontage Road, Lonoke, AR, United States

    Sawbucks, 155 Frontage Road, Lonoke, AR, United States

    WHAT: Democratic Party of Lonoke County April Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, April 21st at 6 p.m.

    WHERE: Sawbucks Neighborhood Grill,  155 Frontage Road, Lonoke, 72086.

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  • Fundraiser for Arkansas Delegation to DNC
    4:30 PM-8:00 PM
    2016.04.22
    4 Masters Circle, Little Rock, AR, United States

    4 Masters Circle, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Join us for a fundraiser to support our Arkansas Delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, hosted  at the home of Bobbi and Gen. Dustin McDaniel, #4 Master’s Circle, Little Rock, on Friday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m.

    Featuring special guests: Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter of South Carolina &  Attorney General Jim Hood of Mississippi.

    Tickets are $50.

    To become a host, call Dillon Hupp at 501-374-2361 or email dhupp@arkdems.org.

  • Saline County Jefferson Jackson Dinner
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2016.04.22
    17322 I-30, Benton, AR 72019, United States

    17322 I-30, Benton, AR 72019, United States

    12744462_443924305797665_6982060131948601313_nThe Saline County Democratic Central Committee are excited to announce that the Reverend Mark Norman will be our keynote speaker at the 2016 Jefferson -ackson Dinner on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Benton Events Center.Reverend Norman is the former Associate Pastor of Benton First United Methodist Church and the current Southeast Arkansas Conference Methodist District Superintendent . He is married to Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman. They live in White Hall with their two children, daughter Kelly and son Mylas.

    Tickets for the Event are $30 and you can call Carol Perry at 840-3130 for tickets! Meet and Greet starts at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30. We hope to see you at this wonderful event!

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  • Melissa Fults Meet & Greet
    2:00 AM-4:00 AM
    2016.04.23
    15614 Oakcrest Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    15614 Oakcrest Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    Meet & Greet Fundraiser for Melissa Larkan Fults

  • Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women Meeting
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    2016.04.23
    Holiday Inn Presidential, Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Holiday Inn Presidential, Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR, United States

    The April AFDW Meeting will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel at 600 Interstate 30 In Little Rock. The Honorable Gilda Cobb Hunter will be the keynote speaker. The AFDW is the oldest Democratic Party of Arkansas auxiliary. The organization formed in 1933 as a result of women’s involvement with the election of Hattie Caraway to the United States Senate.

  • Meet & Greet with Melissa Fults, HD 27
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2016.04.23
    15614 Oakcrest Lane, Little Rock, AR, United States

    15614 Oakcrest Lane, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Join Melissa and her hosts for some great nosh and interesting conversations on life, jobs, business and politics in Arkansas!

    Get registered to vote and make sure you’re concerns shape the conversation of this election.

    HOSTED BY:
    Gordon & Melba Collins-Brehm
    Melanie Orman Watson
    Senator Joyce Elliott
    Representative Warwick & Jessica Sabin
    Representative Fred Love
    Judge Barry Hyde
    Reverend Howard “Flash” Gordon & Roberta Saxon
    Bishop Dewayne Robinson
    Jay Barth
    Ron Oliver
    Nancy Eddy
    Dustin Parsons
    Drake Mann
    Eric McDaniel
    Dr. Chad Rodgers
    John Wesley Hall, Jr.

    “The people in our district—my family, friends, and neighbors—need a representative who more accurately reflects them and shares their concerns for our future and that of future generations. We have to change direction, seek solutions for the real problems Arkansans face daily, and, most importantly, get back to helping others succeed.” —Melissa Fults

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  • Stone County DPA meeting
    11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    2016.04.25
    Pizza Inn of Mtn view

    Pizza Inn of Mtn view

    Stone County DPA will meet Monday April 25th at 11:30 a.m. at Pizza Inn of Mountain View for our monthly meeting.  All Democrats welcome.

  • Democratic Party of Pulaski County Meeting
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2016.04.25
    Holiday Inn Presidential, Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Holiday Inn Presidential, Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR, United States

    Monthly meeting of the DPPC.

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  • Pizza, Peace, & Politics
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2016.04.26
    U.S. Pizza Co, Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, AR, United States

    U.S. Pizza Co, Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, AR, United States

    WHAT: Pizza, Peace, & Politics

    WHEN:April 26 at 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE: U S Pizza in Hillcrest – Upstairs Party Room
    Dr. Hunter Bacot will be speaking on election polling and other related election topics as well as his research.

    The UALR Institute of Government has proudly served local, state, and nonprofit agency officials, employees, and managers throughout the state and continues to lead in the provision of technical assistance, outreach, instruction, and research support for these organizations and their employees.

    The Institute of Government works with Arkansas local, state, and nonprofit professionals on:

    • promoting contemporary and recognized best practices for managing public and nonprofit affairs;
    • employing data-driven decision making tools to solve problems and provide solutions across a host of policy arenas;
    • developing effective strategies for enfranchising participation and reaching consensus among diverse perspectives and constituents by incorporating community input into decision making; and,
    • understanding the changing legal and ethical environment within which public and nonprofit employees work.
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  • Miller Mahony Dinner
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    2016.04.27
    First Security Amphitheater, Little Rock, Arkansas

    First Security Amphitheater, Little Rock, Arkansas

    Event to Honor Arkansas House Legends John Miller and Jodie Mahony
    Arkansas House Democratic Caucus Leader Representative Michael John Gray (District 47) announced that the inaugural Miller Mahony Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 27, in Little Rock at the First Security Amphitheater. The dinner’s keynote speaker will be the Honorable Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty II. 
     
    “I am very excited to announce the date for the inaugural Miller Mahony Dinner. This special event is named for two legendary Arkansas legislators, the late Representatives John E. Miller and Joseph Kirby “Jodie” Mahony II. 
    Representatives Miller and Mahony shared a combined 80 years of dedication and public service to Arkansas.  Their influence left quite a legacy in the Arkansas House.   In that spirit, the inaugural Miller Mahony Dinner will honor members of the House of Representatives who served in the 89th General Assembly as well as those who are retiring after the 90th.
    After Super Tuesday’s election the House Democratic Caucus 2016 slate is one of the strongest we’ve ever had. We have a ticket that is fighting for better economic opportunities for all hard-working Arkansans, including increased access to quality education, higher paying jobs, and a better way of life,” said Representative Gray.
     
    For more information on the Miller Mahony Dinner please contact Representative Michael John Gray at (870) 347-6000 or michaeljohngrayar@gmail.com.
    Background:
    The Honorable John E. Miller of Melbourne (1929 – 2014) was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for forty years and served as Speaker of the House. 
     
    The Honorable Joseph Kirby “Jodie” Mahony II (1939 – 2009) of El Dorado served in both the House and Senate for a combined 36 years.
     
    The Honorable Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III, a native of Hope, served a term in the Arkansas House of Representatives at the age of 24. He also was Bill Clinton’s chief of staff at both the Arkansas State Capitol and in the White House, Chief Counselor to the President and Special Envoy. Mr. McLarty is chairman of the McLarty Companies. 
     
    Follow the Arkansas House Democratic Caucus at facebook.com/arhousedems antwitter.com/arhousedems.
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  • ART in the Park
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    2016.04.28
    Wildwood Park

    Wildwood Park

    WHAT: Wildwood Park for the Arts featuring artist Jane Lovett Holt work “Arkansas Seen & Scenes.”

    WHEN: 6:30p.m. Open Reception; 7:30 p.m. house concert featuring the Will Anderson Trio ($15 suggested Donation)

    NOTES: Abundant parking

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