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.

Economic Equality is Widespread Nationally, Oct. 28 Meeting in Arlington, Virginia

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 10:34 AM

Economic equality is an issue across the country. Even in relatively affluent areas like Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland, there are areas of poverty and economic inequality.

The Economic Equality Coalition (the national affiliate of the Delta Caucus) will hold an event in Arlington, Virginia on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 to scrutinize economic issues in the context of this year’s historic elections.

While economic inequality is most serious among populations like Appalachia, parts of the Midwest, Southwest Border, Native Americans, the Greater Delta region, and inner cities, the problem is widespread nationally and exists even in some areas of the Mid-Atlantic.

We urge the next Congress and the next administration to take much stronger action for economic equality and much broader prosperity.

The confirmed speakers will each give very brief, quick-hitting messages on the theme of economic, racial and gender equality.

List of confirmed speakers:

–Rodney Fisher of Alexandria, health care and education expert with extensive experience on Capitol Hill and in state government;

–Dave Snyder of Falls Church, long-time local elected official in northern Virginia;

–Jim Livingston, President of the Virginia Education Association, on education as vital for our economy’s future;

–Walter Tejada of Arlington, bipartisan Virginia Latino Leaders Council, on economic equality and justice for the growing Hispanic population in Virginia and across the country;

–Mike Town, Virginia League of Conservation Voters Voter Action Fund executive director, for expansion of the US clean energy industry to create jobs, reduce dependence on foreign oil and help the economy;

–Jennifer Rodriguez, American Federation of Teachers, (AFT);

–Tilly Blanding, SEIU dynamic African American woman from Fairfax representing the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on job creation at good wages;

–Kay Goss, EEC Co-Chair of Alexandria, President Bill Clinton’s Associate Director of FEMA, noted author and educator;

–Sen. Barbara Favola of Arlington, dynamic northern Virginia woman leader– on equal pay for women and their key role in the economy;

–Lee Powell, EEC Co-Chair.