A record crowd elected new priorities for the Arkansas Citizens First Congress at its 9th Legislative Convention.
Parent Testimony Influences Special Education Report
The stories of families in Arkansas’ special education program are often heartbreaking, but they are also playing a part in improving the system.
Community Groups Host County Clerks
Community groups across South Arkansas are implementing election strategies, including meeting with county clerks and election commissioners to ensure no one is unfairly denied the right to vote on election day.
Make Your Vote Count for More
Nothing turns your vote into an action that helps your community like asking a candidate where they stand on your issues at a public forum...
Arkansas Adds to Gulf Dead Zone
Excessive nutrients found primarily in animal waste, fertilizer and sewage treatment discharges are polluting Arkansas waters and contributing to an area in the Gulf of Mexico that is nearly devoid of sea life.
Candidate forums across South Arkansas are giving community members a deeper understanding of the political process and how elected leaders affect everyday life.
SYSTEMIC RACISM UNDERMINES OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
In February, more than 150 Arkansans gathered in a small church basement in Little Rock for a conversation about racial equity and social justice.
CARBON FEE STUDY SHOWS CLEAR BENEFITS FOR ARKANSAS
A new study shows Arkansas could add tens of thousands of jobs while reducing air pollution and improving quality of life across the state.
Help Us Celebrate Arkansas Dragon Slayers June 25
Leaders across Arkansas have fought together in the past year against efforts to turn our school systems over to private corporations and stop legislation that would legalize discrimination.
ARKANSAS SPECIAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE NEEDS PARENTS’ INPUT
NEW LARGE SWINE OPERATIONS PROHIBITED IN BUFFALO RIVER WATERSHED
The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Ozark Society’s efforts to protect the Buffalo National River are now law.
PRISON REFORM REPORT SHOWS BETTER, CHEAPER WAY TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH
Arkansas has an opportunity to address our incarceration crisis by helping people with mental health problems, while saving the state money and making our communities safer.
ARKANSAS HEALTH CARE ADVOCATES CALL FOR IMPROVED MEDICAID VERIFICATION POLICY
Randy Dollar was in the hospital waiting for open heart surgery when he found out his Private Option health insurance had been cancelled...
AS NEW LAW IS IMPLEMENTED, ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM SPREADS ACROSS ARKANSAS
A Fayetteville nonprofit is the first to benefit after years of effort to establish an energy efficiency program in Arkansas. The Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, Act became law in 2013, after heavy advocacy by environmental leaders in the Arkansas Citizens First Congress and other groups.
CROSSETT GROUP FIGHTS FOR TOUGHER PROTECTIONS FROM GP PAPER MILL
GOOD 2 GREAT CAMPAIGN IMPROVES RURAL PRE-K PROGRAMS AS MODEL FOR STATEWIDE REFORM
ARKANSAS ORGANIZES TO PUSH BACK SCHOOL PRIVATIZATION PLANS