Join us for Lobby Day 2023

Feb 14, 2023 | Blog

CLICK HERE to RSVP to Lobby Day 2023.

How to Participate:

1. Invite your legislators. Use the invitation at the right to invite your legislator to lunch. (Right-click to save the image and attach to your personal email invitation.) Find your legislator and their contact information at this website

2. Attend our orientation webinar on Wednesday, February 15 at noon to learn what to expect and how you can help advocate. Follow this link to register for webinar.

3. RSVP and join us at the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 22. Gather with other hunger relief advocates between 9:30-10 a.m. at the old gas station at 1600 West 3rd Street, located near the north Capitol entrance. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Building, 1523 West 4th Street.

NOTE: Parking is available in the lot at Next Level Events, located at the Union Train Station, 1400 West Markham in Little Rock. Limited street parking may be available along West 4th Street. You may also drop off Lobby Day participants at the old gas station at 1600 West 3rd Street and follow the one-way Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to the parking lot at Next Level Events. Please keep in mind parking is approximately two blocks away from our gathering place.


Orientation Webinar: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Noon – 1 p.m.

Learn what you need to know about becoming a hunger advocate! Join us for an overview of Lobby Day and what to expect by our governmental affairs expert and Alliance Board member Becky Barnes Campbell followed by Bernadette Clowney who works in Government Relations and Advocacy with our national partner, Share Our Strength. CLICK HERE to register for the webinar. 

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Bernadette Downey
Government Relations and Advocacy, Share Our Strength
Bernadette Downey is the Associate Director, Government Relations and Advocacy for Share Our Strength. In this role, she is responsible for leading the team that works to advance state-level public policies that support kids and families and connect kids to healthy food, every day, as well as direct the organization’s government relations efforts with the nation’s governors, state legislators, and mayors. Prior to joining Share Our Strength, Bernadette managed local, state, and federal government relations at Food & Friends, a Metro DC nonprofit that provides medically appropriate home-delivered meals to individuals living with life-challenging illnesses and represented nonprofit clients on federal issues before Congress while at Russ Reid, a private lobbying firm. Bernadette received her BA in Sociology from The Catholic University of America and a MA in Government from The Johns Hopkins University.
photo of Becky Barnes Campbell


Becky Barnes Campbell
Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Ward
Campbell Ward is a bi-partisan, state and federal public affairs and public relations firm operating on a case-by-case approach that achieves optimal results for each specific client. Our firm provides widespread solutions to effectively address client concerns while identifying new ways to succeed and help create a comprehensive strategy. Prior to establishing Campbell Ward, Becky was Director of Operations at Noble Strategies, a full-service public affairs firm that represented Fortune 500 companies, federal and state associations, universities, and other businesses. She also served as Chief of Staff to Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe, working as her scheduler, community liaison, and media coordinator, while also championing the first lady’s causes.

CLICK HERE to RSVP to Lobby Day 2023.