Arkansas over ambition
People over politics
Common Ground Arkansas is a nonpartisan organization committed to helping empower everyday Arkansans to advocate for themselves, hold leaders accountable, and work toward common-sense solutions.
Ideas over Ideology
Welcome to the movement.
We are glad you’re here.
Providing you tools to advocate and engage with leaders
Telling you what’s happening, but not what to think
Helping you find others looking for common sense solutions
Elected Officials Lists
Who’s making the decisions?
These become “Who’s Running?” lists during election cycles.
Our main focus
Data and analysis, Bill summaries, Legislator maps, Transcripts… We specialize in bringing you tools to engage with your state government.
News and Updates
What do we stand for?
Our 7 Guiding Principles.
Government should be small and regulation limited
- Limited regulation of private business
- Individual right to privacy
The people should rule
- Protecting the powers granted the people in the Arkansas Constitution
- Increasing election integrity and participation
Taxpayers dollars should be used efficiently
- Leaders should not use office for personal profit
- The budget should be balanced and RSA protected
Arkansas should have good jobs and high quality of life
- Economic prosperity
- Investments in recreation and quality of life
Leaders should govern with integrity and decency
- Treating each other with dignity
- Treating Arkansans with dignity
Leaders should focus on real problems faced by Arkansans
- Politicians should roll up their sleeves and work hard for Arkansans
Government should be transparent and accessible to the People
- Protect sunshine laws
- Promote accountaiblity
We update most to Twitter, but we’re active on Facebook and Instagram as well.
People over politics
We’re here for you, Arkansas.
“People Over Politics” isn’t just a catchy phrase we use. It means everything to us. It permeates everything we do.
Common Ground is made up of Republicans and Democrats and Independents. It’s made up of doctors and farmers and truck drivers and full-time moms.
We all live in this fiercely independent state full of self-reliant people with good sense and a giving spirit. Our state is uncommonly beautiful, but it’s our people that make it truly great. Arkansas’ state motto is “The People Rule.” That’s how it should be.
But we too often cede our rule to politicians who may not have our best interests at heart. We do this by not voting, by not paying attention, by succumbing to a false belief that we don’t matter.
We’re here to help the People hold on to their power, to help champion common sense government, and to give a voice to folks who feel today’s politics have left them behind.
Sign up for our email list
We don’t sent a ton of emails. But we do want to share cool things. We’re always working on new tools and would love to send them your way.
The next chapter? Stay tuned.
Common Ground is launching some exciting projects in 2023. Want to get involved? We could use you. It’s a labor of love, but it’s still labor.
Ideas to engage:
Host a gathering in your town or invite us to your club meeting.
Volunteer to help with our many data / tool projects.