A Letter from Allison
This is my message to the Young Democrats of Arkansas and others who believe in a bright future for our state.
Thank you for one of the most memorable years of my life. I jumped into politics head first when I filed to run for State Senate in February 2022. I recall a consultant telling me it was truly “baptism by fire” as I launched my campaign in a frenzy. When I think back to the work of the campaign, I am reminded of the hundreds of people who gave time, energy, money, and resources to help us get to Election Day on November 8.
On November 9 I said, “I’m not going anywhere,” and I meant it.
I’ve spent the last few months spending time with family, recovering from the campaign, following this appalling legislative session, and imagining where we go from here.
There is so much work to do, and I am certain that the future is still bright for the Natural State. That’s why I’m running to be the next President of the Young Democrats of Arkansas.
The Young Democrats are a dynamic force for political change in our state. I have been blown away by the way we showed up for campaigns across the state last year. In a difficult election cycle for Arkansas Democrats, the Young Democrats were a bright spot in 2022. There is potential for even more impact across the state if we build momentum and organize strategically. I am excited to be considered as part of that effort.
If you’re a Young Democrat in Arkansas, I’d be honored to have the trust of your vote at our Convention on Saturday, April 22. If you can’t vote for whatever reason, your support is greatly appreciated as I seek this office—I’ll be calling to ask for your support if I get the chance to serve as President.
When my Senate campaign was over I realized it was worth every bit of the work we’d put into it, but the work could not end there. Elections are a huge opportunity to shift power all at once, but the few months before that Tuesday in November are not the end-all-be-all for changing the political landscape of Arkansas. It takes far more patience and planning.
The work continues toward a brighter Arkansas, and it’s time for the Young Democrats to play a major role in the change we all need.
Thank you again for believing in Arkansas, and for working to make it a healthier, safer, fairer, brighter, and better place for us all to call home. I look forward to continuing this work with you.
With hope and determination,