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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.

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Disenfranchise

Alert: Your Right to vote is at riskParty officials trying to disenfranchise 93% of youThe Arkansas state Republican Party is voting on Dec. 3 to potentially remove the right to vote for 93% of Arkansans in the May Primary election. What's at stake? A lot.in...

Two Things Today: Nov. 30

2 ThingsTwo Things Today: November 301. Did you know it's time to vote again? Already? Yeah, at least for some of us. Use our tool to check elections near you. 2. The House of Representatives has set its organizational meeting for the upcoming legislative session....

Runoffs: Everything you need to know

Elections 101Runoffs: Everything you need to knowYou must knowState-level offices have runoffs for Primary Elections (May), but not General Elections (November)The Primary Election in May decides which state-level candidate from each party makes it onto the November...

2 Things Today: Nov. 22

2 Things to Know Today: November 221Inside Baseball: Power PlayersYesterday, we talked about the volume of new legislators coming into the next session. But today I want to give you some inside baseball on the returning legislators to watch - who are the legislators...

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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.

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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.

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