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Jun 18, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
We honor the resilience of Black Arkansans like Isaac Galloway, who fought for their freedom during the Civil War. His bravery and determination laid the foundation for progress in our state, though we still have much work to do towards true equality and justice. #Juneteenth Isaac Galloway, born into slavery in Arkansas, gained his freedom during the Civil War by aiding Union troops. After the war, he became an advocate for civil rights and education, serving in Arkansas' Constitutional Convention of 1868.
Jun 17, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Today we remember the horrific Elaine Massacre of 1919, where over 200 Black lives were brutally taken. As we celebrate #Juneteenth, let us not forget the systemic oppression that still exists in Arkansas and the parallels to our current political landscape. #ElaineMassacre The Elaine Massacre is a tragic event in American history, where African American sharecroppers in Phillips County formed a union to fight for better working conditions and fair wages, which led to a violent backlash from white authorities.
Mar 14, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Some 420,000 of the 1.1 million Arkansans who receive Medicaid are being reviewed right now for eligibility in a process that began in February.
And those found ineligible will begin losing benefits in April, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

There also…… While the federal government has allowed states a year from the date the Covid emergency was declared finished, a law passed in 2021 by Arkansas’ GOP-controlled legislature gave the state just six months to complete the process. Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is also eager to……