Chris Jones Continues His Walk-A-Mile Tour with Stops in West Memphis, Jonesboro, Osceola and Batesville

July 14, 2022 – Campaign News

Chris Jones Continues His Walk-A-Mile Tour with Stops in West Memphis, Jonesboro, Osceola and Batesville

Chris Jones, Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, will continue his statewide Walk A Mile In Your Shoes on Friday, July 15, in West Memphis, and will also walk a mile this weekend in Jonesboro, Osceola and Batesville. Jones, who is traveling to all 75 counties of Arkansas for at least the second time this summer, is walking with voters to listen and learn about challenges and opportunities across the state, while sharing his vision to unlock the promise of Arkansas with investments in education, infrastructure and economic development.

“Arkansans need a governor that understands the challenges they face because they’re willing to walk in their shoes,” said Chris Jones. “We’re back on the road to speak with Arkansans about our vision to address the serious challenges our communities face and spread PB&J (Preschool, Broadband, & Jobs) across every corner of Arkansas. We won’t stop until we have unlocked the potential of Arkansas for every one of our neighbors across every last street. Arkansas, now and as your governor, I’ll always meet you where you are– because that’s where growth starts. Together, we can elevate our politics – and our great state. Come join us.”

Jones will kick off the weekend in West Memphis on Friday, and then walk a mile in Jonesboro and Osceola on Saturday and in Batesville on Sunday.

Chris Jones For Governor Walk A Mile In Your Shoes Details:

Friday, July 15th
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Crittenden County
Where: Start at the Boys and Girls Club of Crittenden County, 990 N Missouri Street, West Memphis, AR 72301
When: 5:30-6:30pm CT
**The walk will be followed by a dinner catered by the Democratic Party of Crittenden County

Saturday, July 16
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Craighead County
Where: Start at New St. John MBC, 308 N. Main Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401 (NEW LOCATION)
When: Noon-1:00 pm CT

Saturday, July 16
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Mississippi County
Where: Start at Rosenwald, 510 Childress St, Osceola, AR 72370
When: 3:30 - 4:30 pm CT

Sunday, July 17
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Independence County
Where: Start at Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park, 1420 S 20th Street, Batesville, AR 72501
When: 2-3 pm CT

Jones made history as the state’s first African-Amercian major party nominee for governor, winning a crowded Democratic primary with over 70% of the vote. If elected, Jones would be the first African-American to be elected to statewide office in Arkansas.

This tour marks Jones’s second time traveling to all 75 counties. During his February 2022 Promise of Arkansas Tour, Jones changed what it means to campaign in Arkansas, by listening and learning from all communities, by building an enduring and resilient grassroots campaign, and by sharing his vision. Jones aspires to help Arkansans unlock their full potential and for the state to reach its promise through Faith, Hope and Hard Work.

PRESS AVAILABILITY

Please contact media@chrisforgovernor.com to confirm attendance at any of the Walk A Mile stops. Chris will be available for one-on-one interviews at each stop. For additional information and media inquiries, please contact the campaign.

About Chris Jones

Dr. Chris Jones grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. A son of two preachers, Chris was raised with a strong sense of faith. He attended Morehouse College on a NASA Scholarship, for physics and math, then went on to study at MIT becoming a nuclear engineer and earning a Ph.D. in urban planning. After becoming ordained as a minister, Chris returned home to Arkansas and led the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Through this work, he has seen firsthand how disparities within Arkansas have gotten worse, not better. He believes there is much room for growth, including improving public education opportunities in every community, strengthening infrastructure from roads to broadband access, protecting and securing our right to vote, and bridging the rural and urban divide. Chris has faith in Arkansas’s potential, and he’s running for governor to ensure every person in Arkansas has an opportunity to succeed.


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