Common Ground Arkansas supports leaders who put good ideas and the good of Arkansans ahead of partisanship.


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A divisive two-party system is holding Arkansas back.
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Work toward Arkansas-first legislation that addresses the problems we face

Protect Arkansas voter power and increase voter choice at the ballot box


The Latest

The Who’s Running for What Podcast Episode

Full Transcript Misty: Hey, everybody. Welcome to Common Ground Arkansas’ podcast. I am Misty Orpin, executive director of Common Ground Arkansas. Jim: And I’m Jim Hendren. It’s good to be back and do another podcast. Misty: And so today we thought we’d talk about...

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Meet Our Board

Download Press Release Common Ground Arkansas is pleased to announce the membership of its board of directors. The 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization was founded by Sen. Hendren in February to provide a balance in Arkansas politics and support problem solving leadership...

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Dissecting the 2021 Legislative Session

Sen. Jim Hendren and Misty Orpin from Common Ground Arkansas recap the 2021 Arkansas Legislative Session with a focus on some of the overarching themes. Sen. Hendren gives a behind the scenes look at why the session unfolded the way it did, while Misty talks about how...

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