Chris Jones Set to Embark on the Next Leg of His Walk A Mile Tour: Chicot, Crittenden, Craighead, and Independence Counties

July 1, 2022 – Campaign News

Chris Jones Set to Embark on the Next Leg of his Walk A Mile Tour

Jones to Continue his Tour with Stops in Chicot, Crittenden, Craighead, and Independence Counties

Little Rock, AR – Throughout July, Chris Jones will continue on his quest to walk a mile with Arkansans in each of the state’s 75 counties.. Jones’ Walk A Mile In Your Shoes tour travels next to Chicot, Crittenden and Craighead Counties. The tour encourages neighbors to walk side-by-side engaged in compassionate and thoughtful discussion about current events and the issues impacting Arkansans. During the tour, Jones will walk a mile alongside fellow Arkansans, sharing his vision to unlock the promise of Arkansas, while listening to learn about the issues they face.

“Recent decisions of the Supreme Court can be used to either divide us or we can see it as an opportunity to mobilize and bring people together to discuss solutions and how to move forward together,” said Jones. “I know that any challenges facing Arkansas can be solved by Arkansans coming together. Through Faith, Hope and Hard Work, we can spread PB&J – preschool, broadband and jobs – across the state, making sure that every Arkansan has an opportunity to thrive.”

Jones has several planned stops in July – with more tour stops expected to be added:

Friday, July 1
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Chicot County
Where: Dermott, ARDermott City Hall, 211 E Iowa St, Dermott, AR 71638
When: 4:00-5:00 pm CT

Monday, July 4
Event: Independence Day Celebrations in Northeast Arkansas (Not part of Walk A Mile)
Where and When:
Corning Parade and Picnic, 8-10 am CT
Piggott Parade and Picnic, 10:30-11:30 am CT

Friday, July 15
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Crittenden County
Where: TBD
When: 4:30-5:30 pm CT

Saturday, July 16
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Craighead County
Where: TBD
When: 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm CT


Sunday, July 17
Event: Walk A Mile in Your Shoes – Independence County
Where: Batesville, AR -- Batesville Community Center and Aquatics, 1420 S 20th Street, Batesville, AR 72501
When: 2-3 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-American major party nominee for governor, winning the Democratic primary with more than 70 percent of the vote in a crowded field. 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.

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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