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.

Zoom Registration for Oct. 13-14, 2020 Greater Delta Region Summit

Posted on August 10, 2020 at 12:28 PM

Due to the pandemic, most Delta Caucus partners will be participating at the Oct. 13-14, 2020 Greater Delta Region Summit by Zoom.

We are awaiting word from the two venues in Little Rock as to whether a small number of speakers will be allowed to be there in person, depending of course on the situation with Covid-19. The information for advance registration by Zoom is below in this email.

Key issues: We will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the White House Conference on the Delta, the Clinton administration’s bipartisan Delta Regional Initiative, and the origins of the Delta Grassroots Caucus.

This is a forward-looking initiative for 2020 and the years ahead to urge greater action by federal, state and local powers that be for job creation and retention, a strong relief aid package to deal with job losses, hunger and nutrition, health care, infrastructure improvements, and greater opportunity for women and minorities who have been hit hardest by the health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus. We need to continue our candid dialogue about racial issues in the Delta.

Invited speakers: We are inviting President Clinton—or if he can’t schedule it, Chelsea Clinton, who is a vital force for the Clinton Foundation, Members of Congress, Gov. Asa Hutchinson or a senior official of his administration, state legislators, executives of foundations, corporations, nonprofits, universities and colleges, mayors and other grassroots leaders. This is bipartisan.

Congressional forum–We do not make endorsements of any candidates. There is a seriously contested race in the central Arkansas Congressional District between Congressman French Hill and state Sen. Joyce Elliott, and we will have a forum for those two candidates moderated by Roby Brock of Arkansas Talk Business and a journalist from Arkansas Public Radio.

We have about 70 RSVPs and we will need to have all of them register by Zoom. Estimated number of participants is about 100.

We are awaiting word from the Clinton Presidential Center officials and the Arkansas Capitol as to whether a small number of people will be permitted to be there in person for the two sessions scheduled earlier.

This depends entirely on the situation with Covid-19, about which we are deeply sensitive because we as a group include a substantial number of people with above average risk factors for contracting the virus.

If a small number of speakers will be allowed to gather wearing masks and practicing social distancing, (speaking by Zoom to the other attendees) these sessions will be:

Arkansas Capitol Rotunda, Oct. 13, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clinton Library Great Hall, Oct. 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Registration fees for those participating by Zoom will be $40 each.

(If there is a small group of people in person, we will ask $75 each in registration fees for them.)

The easiest way to pay the registration fees is to go on the website at and go to the link at the top of the site that says “Donate.” This makes a written record for the transaction.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make out the check to “Delta Caucus” and mail to:

Delta Caucus

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Beginning time to connect with the Zoom webinar is Oct 13, 2020, 4:30 PM Central Time, with the program from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Longer session is Oct. 14 morning and lunch, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Topic: Delta Summit Oct. 13-14, 2020

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOTE: We know that those attending by Zoom will take breaks during the program. We will send out an agenda with the main issues and times beforehand.

Please also note that President Clinton, Members of Congress, and Gov. Hutchinson have such hectic schedules that they usually confirm their speaking time much later than most and also frequently have to change their speaking times at the last minute, again due to their very busy schedules. So we have to have flexibility and will keep people informed of changes as rapidly as we can.

Thanks very much. Lee Powell, Executive Director, Delta Grassroots Caucus (202) 360-6347