Chris Jones For Governor Campaign Set To Launch Statewide Walk A Mile In Your Shoes Tour
Democratic Nominee Set To Kickoff Tour With Little Rock Rally on Wednesday, June 1
LITTLE ROCK, AR — Chris Jones, Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, will kick off his statewide Walk A Mile In Your Shoes tour in Little Rock on Wednesday, June 1. Jones, who won handily in a crowded primary with over 70% of the vote, is excited to get back on the trail. The tour will bring Jones and his team to voters’ doorsteps in all 75 Arkansas counties. At each stop, Jones will walk side-by-side with Arkansans, hosting kitchen-table issues and policy conversations on front porches, working alongside real Arkansans on shifts of their jobs, and walking at least one mile (yes, literally) alongside residents of all 75 Arkansas counties.
“We will once again travel to all 75 countries and will walk–together with Arkansans–one mile in every county. These one-mile walks are a reminder of a time when neighbors walked with and talked to each other,” said Jones. “Arkansans need a governor that understands the challenges they face because they’re willing to walk in their shoes. 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. Join us.”
Chris Jones For Governor Walk A Mile In Your Shoes Tour Event Schedule:*
Wednesday, June 1
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Pulaski County
Where: Start at Community Bakery, 1200 Main St Little Rock, AR 72202
When: 3:45-5:15 pm CT
Event: Primary Election Win Celebration
Where: Chris Jones for Governor Little Rock Campaign Office, 1803 Broadway, Little Rock, AR 72206
When: 5:30-7:30 pm CT
Thursday, June 2
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Faulkner County
Where: Conway, AR TBD
When: 5-5:45 pm CT
Friday, June 3
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – St. Francis County
Where: Forrest City, AR TBD
When: 10:45-11:45 am CT
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Ouachita County
Where: First Friday Camden, Washington Street, Camden, AR
When: 6-7 pm CT
Saturday, June 4
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Washington County
Where: Fayetteville, AR TBD
When: 12:15-1:15 pm CT
*All event locations and times are subject to change. More dates and locations will be added as more stops are announced at ChrisForGovernor.com/WalkAMile.
Jones made history as the state’s first African-Amercian major party nominee for governor. Jones is not only a trailblazer for the governor’s office, but also across the entire state, potentially becoming the first African-American to be elected to statewide office.
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.
Please contact email@example.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.
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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.