Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Experts, activists to discuss rural economic agenda in conference call at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, June 5

Some of the nation's top rural policy advocates will discuss how the recession is hitting rural America and what to do about it in a one-hour conference call at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 5.

Panelists will be Tim Marema, vice president, Center for Rural Strategies; Marcie McLaughlin, constituent relations director, Rural Policy Research Institute; and Ed Sivak, vice president for policy and evaluation, Enterprise Corporation of the Delta. The moderator will be Ruben Lizardo, associate director of PolicyLink, which promotes equitable development.

Space is limited. Participants are asked to reserve a slot by Thursday, June 4. Those making reservations will receive call-in information. For information, e-mail conferencecalls@policylink.org.

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