More than karaoke | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

More than karaoke

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 2:57 PM

That karaoke party was just a beginning for a coming weekend of activities by Arkansas Democrats, including the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner with speaker Max Cleland and a veterans rally with Cleland and Gen. Wesley Clark at the Vietnam memorial on the state Capitol grounds. Read all about it on the extended.

ARKANSAS DEMOCRATS HEADED TO LITTLE ROCK FOR DEMOCRATIC WEEKEND 2006

Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Khakis & Catfish Young Democrats Convention among festivities

 

LITLE ROCK – More than 1,000 Arkansas Democrats are expected to be in Little Rock this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a host of events making up Democratic Weekend 2006.

 

Chief among the festivities is Saturday night’s traditional Jefferson-Jackson Dinner featuring keynote speaker, former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland and emcee Gen. Wesley Clark. Other activities include Friday evening’s Khakis & Catfish get-together on the Old Statehouse lawn and the three-day Young Democrats of Arkansas state convention which also begins Friday night.

 

The Young Democrats convention will also be the site of some other exciting events. Sen. Cleland and Gen. Clark will address the YD’s at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial on the State Capitol grounds as part of a Democratic veterans rally at 4 p.m. Saturday. The convention will also host debates between Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidates at 11:15 a.m. and Attorney General candidates at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Education Association building.

 

A few tickets remain for the debates and there is also some space left for a Saturday Bar-B-Q with Congressman Vic Snyder behind the DPA headquarters at 12:15 p.m. Tickets to the debate are free. It’s $10 to attend the Bar-B-Q. To attend either activity, please contact Jamie Oliver at convention@ydarkansas.org.

 

“This is truly an exciting time to be an Arkansas Democrat. Over the past year, the Party staff and I have worked diligently to make the Party more open, more inclusive and more responsive to the needs and suggestions of our members,” said Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Jason Willett. “It is truly a new day at the Party – a commitment to make the Democratic Party of Arkansas stronger than ever will only intensify in the coming months.

 

“Our priorities are clear. We will take back the Governor’s Mansion. We will regain the office of Lieutenant Governor. We will maintain our strength at the federal, state and county level.

 

“In roughly 200 days, Mike Beebe will be elected the next Governor of Arkansas and restore common sense values and a tireless fight for our state’s seniors and working families to that office.

 

“This weekend shows our commitment to the Democratic cause, our shared values and our candidates as they fight for the right to represent all Arkansans.”

 

Tickets to the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner are $100 each. Khakis & Catfish tickets are $25 apiece. Discounts are available to anyone who orders tickets to both events. Tickets are available at the DPA website, www.arkdems.org, or offsite, https://www.d4d.org/arjjdinner2006.htm, or by contacting Party Finance Director Katie Bodenhamer at (501) 374-2361 or at Katie@arkdems.org.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Sunday open line

    Open line and “news” on the Hog football coach.
    • Nov 19, 2017
  • The Clintons side by side in Little Rock 25 years after

    Bill and Hillary Clinton side by side taking questions from Donald Carville. The only thing more I could have asked for was a seat for Donald Trmp to handle the same topics.
    • Nov 19, 2017
  • Arkansas a leader in laws against better working conditions

    The Economic Policy Institute has compiled a national look at state laws that prevent local governments from mandating better working conditions in cities and counties than state law provides.As you might expect, Arkansas is among the leaders
    • Nov 19, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation