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.

Space Filling Up for May 3-4 Delta Conference: Please Register as Soon as Possible

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

The Delta Caucus has confirmed participation from leading private sector organizations as well as elected officials for our May 3-4 conference at the Clinton Presidential Center. Main speakers include:

–CEO and President Daryl Dulaney of Siemens, Industry, Inc., a multi-billion dollar national company that does extensive energy projects throughout the Delta;

–Joe Quinn, senior director for issue management at Wal-Mart, which has an impressive and generous range of constructive activities in the Delta;

–Sen. John Boozman, Congressman Mike Ross, USDA Assistant Secretary Pearlie Reed, among other main speakers.

–We have invited the major Congressional candidates to speak and also fill out questionnaires on what they would do to promote economic development if elected.

Gov. Mike Beebe, President Bill Clinton, and other Members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation have participated each year and we expect them to do so again this year.

Space is limited so please register ASAP: We hope to limit the number of people at the conference to about 100 people in order to give each person more opportunity for networking and taking part in discussion; as of now we already have 80 RSVPs. This is done on a first come, first served basis and the numbers have been growing rapidly. Please register now if you are interested in coming before the numbers fill up.

To register, you mail in the $100 registration fees, with a check made out to “Delta Caucus” and mail to:

Delta Caucus

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

OPENING SESSION: Thursday evening, May 3, 2012, from 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clinton School of Public Service. Dean James “Skip” Rutherford always does a great job as host, and the Clinton School of Public Service is a nationally recognized institution that engages in a wide variety of constructive activities.

FRIDAY SESSION: Friday, May 4, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Library.

GROUP HOTEL: Comfort Inn at the Clinton Library, Little Rock, Arkansas; Please call the hotel at (501) 687-7700 and say you are with the Delta Caucus group to get the lower group rate of $82 a night for a standard room, for the nights of Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4. The deadline to get the group rate is Friday, April 20, close of business.

Many people may only want to stay for the one night of Thursday, May 3, because the conference begins at 5 p.m. on that evening and ends the next afternoon, May 4 at about 3:45 p.m. People can check out of the hotel on the morning of May 4 in the morning and store their luggage there, and then come back and pick up the luggage that afternoon after the conference ends.

There are also a limited number of suites available at $92 a night.

We will keep you posted as we continue to put together the agenda and please register soon if you want to be assured of joining us at the conference. Thanks very much–Lee Powell, director, Delta Grassroots Caucus (202) 360-6347