NPE Action is pleased to endorse Joyce Elliott for U.S. House District 2 in Arkansas.

Joyce is an outstanding state senator and she will be an outstanding Member of Congress, representing the people of Little Rock and nearby areas.

She is running against a Trumpian Republican, who is outspending her by enormous margins. Joyce plans a grassroots campaign to overcome the big money against her.

This is from her Wikipedia page:

A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Arkansas Senate, representing the 31st District, which consists of a portion of Pulaski County, since 2009. She is the former majority leader and was previously a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2000 through 2006. She has continued to be active in her party at the local, state, and national levels. Elliot acted as the chairman of the Whole Child Community Program and was the vice chairman of both the Arkansas Legislative Council of Policy Making and the Joint Public Retirement and Social Security programs. Elliott has also served on numerous committees in the Arkansas 90th General Assembly.

This is how Joyce describes her own background:

We will win this race, but we won’t do it by running a conventional campaign catering to the conventional political class. We will win this race because of grassroots support and people like you passionately fighting for change. I need you to help show that we can create the future we want and are refusing to accept the one we’ve been prescribed.

For two decades, I have fought for the people of Arkansas and now I want to take that fight to Washington.

I am the mother of one son, Elliott, and the extremely proud grandmother to my granddaughter Athena. An outdoor enthusiast, I enjoy traveling, especially to our National Parks, hiking, dancing, canoeing, zip-lining, and whitewater rafting

Born and raised in rural Arkansas, I have been a pioneer for positive change since childhood. I grew up in the tiny community of Willisville, Arkansas, where I graduated from high school in a class of nine students. I was only the second person of color to graduate from the newly integrated school. My older sister, Carolyn, was the first. I earned an undergraduate degree in English and speech from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and a graduate degree in English from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

For thirty years, I taught high school juniors and seniors in our public schools. After my teaching career, I served as a State Representative from January 2001 through January 2007. I was elected to the Arkansas State Senate in November 2008, where I currently represent District 31.

I invite you to donate today and join our movement to create the future we want and refusing to accept the one we’ve been prescribed.

If you live in her district, please volunteer to ring doorbells for Joyce. If you don’t, please consider a contribution so that the district represents the people, not the special interests who buy their way to power.

Joyce Elliott would be a dynamic addition to the Arkansas delegation in the House of Representatives and a great spokesperson for education and for children.