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.

Limited Space Left for Jan. 30-31 Delta Conference--We Have 163 RSVPs

Posted on January 16, 2008 at 02:54 PM


Please RSVP as soon as possible for the Jan. 30-31 annual Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus conference and send in registration fees. With participation from several 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, the conference will be very crowded, and we have to reserve spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. Our RSVP count is 163 people, and every year we have a large number of people who RSVP in mid to late January.

This conference will be dedicated to the memory of the late Doug Sullivan, a senior aide to Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and a champion for the Delta. Doug was a speaker at our conference last year, and he has many admirers in our region. He was a great champion for our region and will be greatly missed.

To reserve a space, send in the registration fee to the address listed below. Please RSVP to

There are still a few rooms left at the group hotel, so if you would like to stay there 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.

There are still a small number of rooms left for the 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. You will need to call the hotel at (501) 687-7700 and say you are with the Delta Caucus.

When the group bloc for the Delta Caucus is filled, there are still other hotels in the area that will have space.

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.

The opening session will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, from 4:45 p.m. to 8:15 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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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

The Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is at the intersection of Scott and East Markham. It is at the heart of Little Rock, with the Convention Center across the street on one side, and then the beginning of the River Market area on the other side. The Clinton Library is just down the street from the Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks very much. Lee Powell, Executive Director, MDGC (202) 360-6347