The Delta Grassroots Caucus (DGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders in the eight-state Delta region. DGC is also a founding partner of the Economic Equality Caucus,
which advocates for economic equality across the USA.


Posted on December 27, 2007 at 02:08 PM

The deadline for making hotel reservations as part of the Delta Grassroots Caucus group is January 7, 2008, so if you want to stay at the group hotel please call the number listed below as soon as possible. For the January 30-31, 2008 Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus annual conference the group hotel is the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown (phone is (501) 687-7700) near the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.

We have negotiated a reduced group rate of $76 a night, and you would only need to stay the night of Jan. 30. You can get from the Comfort Inn to the Clinton Library by a short taxi ride and the hotel also has a shuttle. Information on the group hotel is below. You will need to call the hotel at (501) 687-7700 by close of business on Monday, January 7, 2008 to get the reduced group rate.

With participation from the Presidential campaigns to state what they would do for the Delta if elected, Gov. Mike Beebe, the Hon. Rodney Slater, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, and a line-up of influential local leaders from all eight states of the region, it is looking like the conference will be even more crowded than usual, and we have to reserve spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. Our RSVP count is 134 people, and every year we have a large number of people who RSVP in January. To reserve a space, send in the registration fee to the address listed below.

To get the reduced rate of $76 for the night of January 30, call the Comfort Inn at (501) 687-7700 and say you are with the Delta Caucus and call BEFORE OR ON JANUARY 7, 2008. After that the rate goes up and you are not guaranteed a room if the hotel gets full. We have the group rates for January 30 and January 31, in case anyone wants to stay for a second night in Little Rock. However, you would only need the room for the night of Jan. 30, 2008. You can check out the morning of Jan. 31, store your luggage and go to the main session at the Clinton Library, and then come back that afternoon to pick up your luggage.

With the reduced rate and only needing to stay one night, this will help keep down your costs at the conference.

The opening session will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, from 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the main session will be at the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 from 9 a.m. to about 4:15 p.m.

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This conference will be on a Wednesday and a Thursday, as opposed to the Thursday-Friday timing in previous years. Hopefully this will lead to a larger crowd at the last session on Thursday afternoon.

The main sessions have been quite crowded the last two or three years, and our space is limited. We have to do this on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please send your registration fee check of $85, made out to “Delta Grassroots Caucus,” with a note “For 2008 conference,” and mail the check to:

Delta Grassroots Caucus

(Attention: Lee Powell)

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

For our planning purposes, it is very important to know how many people are coming as early as possible. Last year the total turnout was about 300 people who came to at least part of the conference, with the packed crowd at the main luncheon over 220 people. Thanks very much. Lee Powell, Executive Director, MDGC (202) 360-6347