Archive for the ‘Message from the Chair’ Category

Private Option: The High Price of Failure

Private Option: The High Price of Failure

Dear Democrat, On the eve of the legislative session, we call on Governor Asa Hutchinson to be honest with all Arkansans. Without the Private Option, Arkansas’s nationally recognized patient-focused approach to healthcare1, our state’s budget, the education of our children, and Arkansas’s future workforce will be in jeopardy. Democrats will not stand for any change […]

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Call John Boozman – Demand Action on the Garland Nomination

Call John Boozman – Demand Action on the Garland Nomination

Dear Democrat, Republican senators, like all senators, were elected to govern. Their refusal to act on presidential nominee Judge Merrick B. Garland to the United States Supreme Court threatens the integrity of the Constitution and the balance of power. Senator Boozman’s statement on the nomination acknowledges the president’s Constitutional right to nominate a Justice but […]

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Remembering Hayes McClerkin

Remembering Hayes McClerkin

Dear Friends, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Hayes McClerkin, a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1961–1970 and Speaker of the House from 1969-1970. He was a dedicated statesman, an accomplished author and beloved in his hometown. Growing up in Texarkana, Hayes was a childhood friend of H. Ross Perot, […]

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Remembering Senator Dale Bumpers

Remembering Senator Dale Bumpers

Dear Democrat, It is with a heavy heart that I write this message. Former Senator Dale Bumpers, a giant in Arkansas politics passed away on Friday. Dale was a dear friend, and I will miss him. Dale’s accomplishments are too numerous to list here, but among the most significant were his work as an attorney […]

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Holiday message 2015

Holiday message 2015

Dear Friend, Instead of my traditional holiday message, the Democrats and Friends came together to deliver our message from all of us. This special video includes people of many faiths including Christians, Jews and Muslims and is as diverse as our party. I hope you will take a moment to share it with your family and […]

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