My story is grounded in the set of values I was raised on. The American dream for too many Arkansans right now is too far out of reach. Opportunities are hard to come by no matter how hard you work. For too long our leaders have been putting politics over people and have been putting dollars over democracy. I am running for the Democrat nomination for Governor because I believe, as a Democrat, our communities need a voice that will represent unity, equality, and justice. What we need are policies that make sure that everybody is treated fair, and we need to create jobs right here in Arkansas from the Ozarks to the delta. We need to create opportunities in our state that will keep families here. We need real investment in education. We need real investment in infrastructure. We need to make sure that healthcare is not just accessible but affordable for everyone, not taken away. I was raised to believe that you're supposed to love your neighbor. You know, my pastor preached that every Sunday. Now, the democracy that our ancestors fought so hard to make a reality is on a destructive path. Our state government has lost sight of the public good. We owe it to ourselves; we owe it to our communities; we owe it to our state to do our part to restore and make the American dream a reality for every and all Arkansans. So, who am I? I am Anthony Bland, and I am running to be Arkansas Governor because I believe it's time for "Putting Change to Action" in our great state.
The vision I have for the State of Arkansas is one of boldness, strength, and action to help Arkansans get ahead and stay ahead.