The Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus (MDGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders throughout the eight-state Delta region, which stretches from southern Illinois down to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Speaking Times for Candidates, Directions to Delta Event, Oct. 30-31

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Sen. Mark Pryor, Asa Hutchinson, Mike Ross, Rep. Rick Crawford, 1st District Congressional candidate Jackie McPherson, Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, Sen. Thad Cochran and Rep. Travis Childers of Mississippi as well as grassroots leaders are set for the Oct. 30-31 Delta Caucus conference in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

The conference speakers start promptly at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, so we encourage people to arrive at 4:20 p.m. at Beth El Heritage Hall, 406 Perry Street, Helena, AR 72342. Sen. Mark Pryor speaks early on at 5 p.m. by Skype, and then Sen. John Boozman speaks at 5:30 p.m.

Sen. Pryor also wanted to be sure and be able to visit with us in person, so he will also come by and say a few words and visit in Helena at Beth El Heritage Hall at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

FRIDAY SESSION INCLUDES MAJOR CANDIDATES: The Friday session includes in-person presentations from mid-morning through the lunch and early afternoon from 1st District Democratic candidate Jackie McPherson, the Hon. Rodney Slater, President Clinton’s Secretary of Transportation, Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson, Congressman Rick Crawford at lunch, Sen. Mark Pryor in person at 2:15 p.m., and live call-ins by the two US Senate race nominees in Mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran and Rep. Travis Childers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

  1. DIRECTIONS TO BETH EL HERITAGE HALL IN HELENA

  2. REGISTRATION AT THE CONFERENCE FRONT DESK

  3. INFORMATION ON OTHER SECTIONS OF THE PROGRAM

  4. UPDATED AGENDA

  5. APPRECIATION FOR SPONSORS

1. DIRECTIONS

The address for Beth El Heritage Hall is: 406 Perry St, Helena, AR 72342.

Here are directions to Beth El from both main entrances into town:

Directions from Little Rock

  • Take I-40 E
  • Take exit 216 for US 49/AR 17
  • US 49 S
  • As you enter into town, turn right onto US 49 S bypass
  • Continue straight, the street will change names to Biscoe and then Columbia
  • Turn right onto Perry St.
  • After a few blocks, Beth El Heritage Hall will be on your left

Directions from Memphis

  • Take US 61 S
  • Turn right onto US 49 N
  • Turn right onto Biscoe, which will change to Columbia
  • Turn right onto Perry St.
  • After a few blocks, Beth El Heritage Hall will be on your left

2. REGISTRATION AT THE FRONT DESK AT THE CONFERENCE:

Most attendees have already mailed in their registration fee checks.

For those who have not yet paid the registration fees, please give your registration fees checks to the front desk. Please make out the checks to “Delta Caucus.”

Registration fee levels are:

For those in local group discounts or for people who found out late about the conference and did not know about the early registration deadline that passed in mid-October: $75

For individuals who plan to attend both days of the conference and knew about the early registration deadline but did not observe it, we ask for higher late registration fees to create an incentive to get the fees in on time: $115

For people in the local area who can only come to part of one day due to work or other scheduling commitments: $30

3. Notes on other sections of the agenda:

The opening features many other distinguished speakers including Kay Goss, author, educator, disaster relief services expert, President Clinton’s Associate Director of FEMA, Millie Atkins of Century Link’s innovative program for expanding broadband access in the Delta, David Solomon, distinguished attorney and leader in the Delta for many years, and others.

On Friday we have a morning panel led by Karama Neal of Southern Bancorp, with Charita Johnson of the Shiloh Distribution Center in Tennessee, George Miles of Rural LISC based in Greenville, MS, and Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarskdale, MS.

We have another section on women and children’s issues on Friday morning including Kay Goss, Lynnette Watts, Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, and Will Staley of the innovative new nonprofit Thrive based in Helena.

Luncheon speakers include CEO Bo Ryall of the Arkansas Hospital Association and Anna Strong, Executive Director of Child Advocacy and Public Health at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Bob Nash, senior White House aide and earlier USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development for President Clinton, now president of Bob J. Nash & Associates, will lead a panel including Calvin King of Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corp., Mildred Barnes Griggs of Arkansas Delta Seeds of Change, Matthew Pelkki of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and Rhonda St. Columbia, Vice Chancellor for College Advancement, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.

4. Delta Grassroots Caucus Agenda

“Jobs, Infrastructure, and Women and Children’s Issues”

Beth El Heritage Hall, Oct. 30-31, 2014, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

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Agenda: Opening Starts at 4:30 Oct. 30 Thursday with Sens. Pryor & Boozman

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 01:56 PM

US Sen. Mark Pryor speaks at the Thursday, Oct. 30 opening session of the Delta Caucus at 5 p.m. followed by US Sen. John Boozman at 5:30 p.m. The opening session is very important and starts promptly at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon we will have First District Candidate Mayor Jackie McPherson of Heber Springs, –US Senate candidate Rep. Travis Childers from Mississippi, –The Hon. Rodney Slater, President Clinton’s US Secretary of Transportation, –President Clinton’s FEMA Associate Director Kay Goss –and Lynnette Watts of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas,

–then governor candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson from 11 a.m. to noon, –Congressman Rick Crawford of the First District at the luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., –and Arkansas Hospital Association CEO Bo Ryall speaking on the private option and Anna Strong of Arkansas Children’s Hospital as the two other luncheon speakers.

The Friday session as a whole is 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

US Senate candidate for Mississippi Rep. Travis Childers will speak and US Sen. Thad Cochran is invited.

Draft of the agenda, registration, RSVP, group hotels information and directions to Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena are below in this email.

PLEASE RSVP NOW: To RSVP to reserve space for the Oct. 30-31 Delta Grassroots Caucus conference in Helena-West Helena, AR, send your name and contact information to Lee Powell at leepowell@delta.comcastbiz.net or call (202) 360-6347. You need to RSVP to be assured of a space at the conference. We have 125 RSVPs right now and there is always a late surge in RSVPS in the last few days before a regional conference.

You register by paying the registration fees. For local group discounts, fees are $75.

BASIC SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCT. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Beth El Heritage Hall, 406 Perry St., Helena, AR 72342

Friday, Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For people who are part of a local group discount, the registration fees are $75.

For those who learned about this conference late in the process, we will not ask for the higher late registration fees at $115 and will accept $75.

For those who knew about the early registration deadline of Oct. 21 that is now past but did not observe the deadline, we will ask for the higher fees of $115 in order to create an incentive to get the fees in on time.

We prefer for registration fees to be sent in ahead of time, but we can also accept them at the front desk at the conference.

Please make out the check to “Delta Caucus” and mail to:

Delta Caucus

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

A rough draft of the agenda is below in the extended section of this post.

In a small number of cases where people cannot attend both days of the conference, we will accept a minimum registration fee of $30 for one day. We would greatly prefer that people come to both days.

We have confirmed additional distinguished speakers for this conference:

-the Hon. Rodney Slater, US Secretary of Transportation for President Clinton and now a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC;

-Bob Nash, senior White House aide to President Clinton and now president of Bob J. Nash & Associates;

–Bo Ryall, CEO of Arkansas Hospital Association to discuss the private option health care plan;

-Anna Strong, Executive Director of Child Advocacy and Public Health for Arkansas Children’s Hospital; and

-Executive Director Lynnette Watts of the Women’s Foundation for Arkansas, which is working with the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on research to inform the public about where we have made progress on women’s issues, where we still have a ways to go-knowing the facts is essential in devising actions in addressing full civic, political and economic participation for women and girls across our region.

Key issues will include job creation/retention, the private option health care plan and other health care issues, USDA nutrition, rural development and agriculture programs, transportation improvements including Interstate 69, women and children’s issues and their impact on regional community and economic development, broadband expansion, the Delta Queen bill and other Delta heritage tourism initiatives, and other regional issues.

We will have a dialogue with the major candidates for US Senate, US House and Governor and include grassroots leaders from all eight states of the Greater Delta Region.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR GROUP HOTEL RESERVATIONS ASAP, BECAUSE THIS CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE AT HALLOWEEN AND THE HOTELS MAY BE FULL UP IF YOU WAIT UNTIL TOO CLOSE TO HALLOWEEN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

HOTELS: Please make your hotel reservations ASAP, because this conference takes place at Halloween and that is a very busy time for the hotels. If you wait closer to Halloween they may be full up when you call.

The two best hotels in Helena-West Helena are the following:

Best Western Inn: Please call the hotel at (870) 572-2592 and say you are with the Delta Caucus group. The rates range from about $89 to $94 plus tax, depending on the size room you request for the nights of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Many people just stay the one night of Oct. 30.

THE EDWARDIAN INN: This is an elegant bed and breakfast in Helena-West Helena, set in a stately home built by a wealthy Helena cotton trader in 1904. Please call the Edwardian Inn at (870) 338-9155 and say you are with the Delta Caucus to get the lower rate of $83 for Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Many people will just stay the one night of Oct. 30. We have a bloc of 10 rooms.

Please reserve your room at the Edwardian Inn as soon as possible, because the closer it gets to Halloween the greater likelihood may be that they will be full up.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS MESSAGE

  1. DIRECTIONS TO HISTORIC BETH EL HERITAGE HALL IN HELENA-WEST HELENA (there are only two roads to enter Helena)

  2. DRAFT OF THE AGENDA

  3. APPRECIATION FOR SPONSORS

  4. KEY ISSUES

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Registration, RSVP info, Draft Agenda for Oct. 30-31 Delta Event in Helena, AR

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM

To RSVP to reserve space for the Oct. 30-31 Delta Grassroots Caucus conference in Helena-West Helena, AR, send your name and contact information to Lee Powell at leepowell@delta.comcastbiz.net or call (202) 360-6347.

You register by paying the registration fees. For local group discounts, fees are $75.

BASIC SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCT. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Beth El Heritage Hall, 406 Perry St., Helena, AR 72342

Friday, Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For those who learned about this conference late in the process, we will not ask for the higher late registration fees at $115. For those who knew about the early registration deadline of Oct. 21 that is now past but did not observe the deadline, we will ask for the higher fees of $115 in order to create an incentive to get the fees in on time.

We prefer for registration fees to be sent in ahead of time, but we can also accept them at the front desk at the conference.

Please make out the check to “Delta Caucus” and mail to:

Delta Caucus

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD b 20601

A rough draft of the agenda is below in the extended section of this post.

The Delta Grassroots Caucus conference in Helena-West Helena AR on Oct. 30-31 features, US Sen. John Boozman, Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson, we have confirmed Congressman Rick Crawford as one of the luncheon speakers, First District candidate Mayor Jackie McPherson of Heber Springs, we expect US Sen. Mark Pryor to likely speak either in person or by live call-in, former Rep. Travis Childers from Mississippi, US Senate candidate for Mississippi is confirmed and we are inviting US Sen. Thad Cochran.

Rep. Tom Cotton indicated he likely will need to send in a letter with his views due to scheduling issues. We will have distinguished grassroots leaders from all eight states.

We have confirmed additional distinguished speakers for this conference in:

–the Hon. Rodney Slater, US Secretary of Transportation for President Clinton and now a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC;

–Bob Nash, senior White House aide to President Clinton and now president of Bob J. Nash & Associates;

–Bo Ryall, CEO of Arkansas Hospital Association to discuss the private option health care plan;

–Anna Strong, Executive Director of Child Advocacy and Public Health for Arkansas Children’s Hospital; and

–Executive Director Lynnette Watts of the Women’s Foundation for Arkansas, which is working with the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on research to inform the public about where we have made progress on women’s issues, where we still have a ways to go-knowing the facts is essential in devising actions in addressing full civic, political and economic participation for women and girls across our region.

Key issues will include job creation/retention, the private option health care plan and other health care issues, USDA nutrition, rural development and agriculture programs, transportation improvements including Interstate 69, women and children’s issues and their impact on regional community and economic development, broadband expansion, the Delta Queen bill and other Delta heritage tourism initiatives, and other regional issues.

We will have a dialogue with the major candidates for US Senate, US House and Governor and include grassroots leaders from all eight states of the Greater Delta Region.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR GROUP HOTEL RESERVATIONS ASAP, BECAUSE THIS CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE AT HALLOWEEN AND THE HOTELS MAY BE FULL UP IF YOU WAIT UNTIL TOO CLOSE TO HALLOWEEN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

HOTELS: Please make your hotel reservations ASAP, because this conference takes place at Halloween and that is a very busy time for the hotels. If you wait closer to Halloween they may be full up when you call.

The two best hotels in Helena-West Helena are the following:

Best Western Inn: Please call the hotel at (870) 572-2592 and say you are with the Delta Caucus group. The rates range from about $89 to $94 plus tax, depending on the size room you request for the nights of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Many people just stay the one night of Oct. 30.

THE EDWARDIAN INN: This is an elegant bed and breakfast in Helena-West Helena, set in a stately home built by a wealthy Helena cotton trader in 1904. Please call the Edwardian Inn at (870) 338-9155 and say you are with the Delta Caucus to get the lower rate of $83 for Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Many people will just stay the one night of Oct. 30. We have a bloc of 10 rooms.

Please reserve your room at the Edwardian Inn as soon as possible, because the closer it gets to Halloween the greater likelihood may be that they will be full up.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS MESSAGE

  1. ROUGH DRAFT OF AGENDA–(Note: there are always last-minute changes in the agenda that are beyond our control)

2. KEY ISSUES

3.GROUP HOTEL INFORMATION

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Major Political Figures & Grassroots Leaders at Delta Event--Helena, Oct. 30-31

Posted on October 09, 2014 at 01:11 PM

The Delta Grassroots Caucus conference in Helena-West Helena AR on Oct. 30-31 features US Sen. John Boozman, Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson, First District Congressman Rick Crawford, First District candidate Mayor Jackie McPherson of Heber Springs; we expect US Sen. Mark Pryor to likely speak either in person or by live call-in, ; and we are inviting US Sen. Thad Cochran and former Rep. Travis Childers from Mississippi. We will have distinguished grassroots leaders from all eight states.

Key issues will include job creation/retention, the private option health care plan and other health care issues, USDA nutrition, rural development and agriculture programs, transportation improvements including Interstate 69, women and children’s issues and their impact on regional community and economic development, broadband expansion, the Delta Queen bill and other Delta heritage tourism initiatives, and other regional issues.

The early registration deadline ends in six days on Oct. 15–next Wednesday–for the annual fall Delta Grassroots Caucus on Oct. 30-31 in Helena-West Helena, and late registration fees go up to a higher late fee of $115 after that deadline. Space is also filling up and that will have to be allotted on a first-come, first served basis.

The only exception to the higher late fees are people who learned of the conference and late and did not know about the early registration deadline.

We will have a dialogue with the major candidates for US Senate, US House and Governor and include grassroots leaders from all eight states of the Greater Delta Region.

You register by sending in the registration fees, which are $75 for those who have paid their annual dues or are part of a larger group discount rate for a local area bringing a significant number, or $100 for individuals who have not paid their annual dues.

Turnout is very strong due to the central, advantageous location of Helena at the center of the region.

The conference is less than three weeks away and early registration is next week, so we need to ask everybody to register now.

Please make out the registration fees to “Delta Caucus and mail to:

Delta Caucus

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

After Oct. 15 the late registration fees go up to $115 to provide an incentive to get the registration fees in on time. It causes complications for our planning, budget and timing at the conference if many people wait to pay just before the conference starts or at the front desk while the conference is beginning.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR GROUP HOTEL RESERVATIONS ASAP, BECAUSE THIS CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE AT HALLOWEEN AND THE HOTELS MAY BE FULL UP IF YOU WAIT UNTIL TOO CLOSE TO HALLOWEEN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

Group hotel registration information for the Helena-West Helena area hotels–the Best Western Inn and the Edwardian Inn–is below in this email.

BASIC SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Helena-West Helena, AR at Beth El Heritage Hall

Friday, Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Helena-West Helena, AR at Beth El Heritage Hall

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

  1. KEY SPEAKERS

  2. KEY ISSUES

  3. GROUP HOTELS INFORMATION

The major candidates for Governor, US Senate, US House, have not all confirmed their exact times and even in cases where they have, their schedules are so hectic that they may change their times again before the conference. Some tentative information follows:

Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 31. Congressman Rick Crawford speaks at the luncheon on Friday, Oct. 31, and of course Helena-West Helena is in the heart of his Congressional District.

First District candidate Mayor Jackie McPherson of Heber Springs (Democratic nominee for the First District) is scheduled for some point on Friday morning. US Sen. John Boozman is scheduled to speak on Thursday, Oct. 30, at about 5:30 p.m. at the opening session.

We do not know yet when US Sen. Mark Pryor, Rep. Rick Crawford, former Rep. and US Senate candidate for Mississippi Travis Childers, Sen. Thad Cochran (invited–R-MS), and other major candidates will speak. Both the Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31 sessions are important.

Secretary Hillary Clinton is invited to make a live call-in about the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative for full economic, social and political participation of women and girls in the eight-state Delta and across the globe.

We have expressed to Secretary Clinton and the Foundation staff our deep concerns about the disturbingly high poverty rates among women and children in our region–and of course we know there are many men also suffering economically in the Delta as well–and she is very knowledgeable and deeply concerned about these issues as well. We expect to hear about her availability soon.

3) HOTELS in Helena-West Helena:

Please make your hotel reservations ASAP, because this conference takes place at Halloween and that is a very busy time for the hotels. If you wait closer to Halloween they may be full up when you call.

The two best hotels in Helena-West Helena are the following:

Best Western Inn: Please call the hotel at (870) 572-2592 and say you are with the Delta Caucus group. The rates range from about $89 to $94 plus tax, depending on the size room you request for the nights of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Many people just stay the one night of Oct. 30.

THE EDWARDIAN INN: This is an elegant bed and breakfast in Helena-West Helena, set in a stately home built by a wealthy Helena cotton trader in 1904. Please call the Edwardian Inn at (870) 338-9155 and say you are with the Delta Caucus to get the lower rate of $83 for Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Many people will just stay the one night of Oct. 30. We have a bloc of 10 rooms.

Please reserve your room at the Edwardian Inn as soon as possible, because the closer it gets to Halloween the greater likelihood may be that they will be full up.

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Early Registration Ends on Oct. 15, & Space Filling Up--Please Register ASAP

Posted on October 03, 2014 at 12:56 PM

The early registration deadline ends soon on Oct. 15–less than two weeks–for the annual fall Delta Grassroots Caucus on Oct. 30-31 in Helena-West Helena, and late registration fees go up to a higher late after that deadline. Space is also filling up and that will have to be allotted on a first-come, first served basis.

We will have a dialogue with the major candidates for US Senate, US House and Governor and include grassroots leaders from all eight states of the Greater Delta Region.

You register by sending in the registration fees, which are $75 for those who have paid their annual dues or are part of a larger group discount rate for a local area bringing a significant number, or $100 for individuals who have not paid their annual dues.

Turnout is very strong due to the central, advantageous location of Helena at the center of the region.

The conference is less than four weeks away and early registration is less than two weeks away so we need to ask everybody to register now.

Please make out the registration fees to “Delta Caucus and mail to:

Delta Caucus

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

After Oct. 15 the late registration fees go up to $115 to provide an incentive to get the registration fees in on time. It causes complications for our planning, budget and timing at the conference if many people wait to pay just before the conference starts or at the front desk while the conference is beginning.

GROUP HOTEL LOWER DISCOUNT RATES EXPIRE ON OCT. 9, THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK: Group hotel registration information for the Helena-West Helena area is below in this email.

BASIC SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Helena-West Helena, AR at Beth El Heritage Hall

Friday, Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Helena-West Helena, AR at Beth El Heritage Hall

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

  1. KEY SPEAKERS

  2. KEY ISSUES

  3. GROUP HOTEL INFORMATION

The major candidates for Governor, US Senate, US House, have not all confirmed their exact times and even in cases where they have, their schedules are so hectic that they may change their times again before the conference. Some tentative information follows:

Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 31. First District candidate Mayor Jackie McPherson of Heber Springs is scheduled for some point on Friday. We do not know yet when Rep. Rick Crawford, former Rep. and US Senate candidate for Mississippi Travis Childers, Sen. Thad Cochran (invited–R-MS), and other major candidates will speak. Both the Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31 sessions are important.

Secretary Hillary Clinton is invited to make a live call-in about the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative for full economic, social and political participation of women and girls in the eight-state Delta and across the globe. We have expressed to her and the Foundation staff our deep concerns about the disturbingly high poverty rates among women and children in our region–and of course we know there are many men also suffering economically in the Delta as well–and she is very knowledgeable and deeply concerned about these issues as well. We expect to hear about her availability soon.

2) KEY ISSUES WILL BE:

–job creation/retention,

–health care for underserved populations including Arkansas’ innovative private option,

–transportation improvements including progress on Interstate 69,

–the farm bill’s implementation and USDA nutrition, rural development and agriculture programs,

–women’s issues such as equal pay for equal work and greater opportunities for women in business, elected office and nonprofits in the Delta,

–education and worforce development,

–broadband expansion,

–Delta heritage tourism including support for the Delta Queen bill to allow that historic steamboat to again travel on the Mississippi, and other regional community and economic development issues.

We cover a broad range of issues, but we do want to give some special attention to women and children’s issues this year. Our attention to women and children’s issues is due to the alarmingly high poverty rates of women and children in our region. We want to include women in the economic contribution they make in the region, including women involved in farming, small business, etc.

In general, due to the alarmingly high poverty rates for those two sections of the population in our region, and we are also collaborating with the Clinton Foundation on Hillary Clinton’s No Ceilings initiative for full economic and political participation of women and girls. We know that there are plenty of men who are hurting in our region, too, but the statistics are even worse for women and children, especially single mothers heading households and children.

The location is the beautiful, historic former synagogue in Helena-West Helena now called Beth El Heritage Hall.

Other participants include:

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