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U. S. Census

  • Little Rock, AR – An Arkansas group is taking action against the state's new congressional maps, saying they dilute the voting power of communities of color. Comments from Kwami Abdul-Bey, founder of Arkansans for a Unified Natural State; and Loriee Evans, lead organizer at Indivisible Little Rock and Central Arkansas.
  • Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol Wednesday following an extended recess to formally begin the process of re-drawing the state’s four U.S. Congressional districts.
  • Little Rock, AR - Arkansas's Board of Apportionment will redraw state House and Senate district lines, and organizers want residents' concerns to be considered in the mapmaking process. Comments from Loriee Evans, lead organizer at Indivisible Little Rock and Central Arkansas; and Kwami Abdul-Bey, founder of the Arkansas Fair & Equitable Mapping Awareness, Planning & Action Team.
  • State lawmakers will take an extended break following this year's legislative session. When they return in the fall, they'll begin the process of re-drawing the lines of the state's four U.S. Congressional districts.
  • The Arkansas House of Representatives has advanced a resolution that would extend the length of this year’s legislative session until April 30 and allow lawmakers to reconvene later in the year for redistricting duties. Under the resolution, the session would be able to recess earlier, if the House and Senate agree on a date.
  • Little Rock, AR – New census survey data show more Arkansas families are struggling, and advocates say the state needs more federal relief to ensure more kids and parents don't slip further into poverty. Comments from Bruno Showers, senior policy analyst, Arkansas Center for Children and Families.