Delegation of Haitian-American Leaders to Washington

June 20–21, 2006

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Lionel Delatour, member of board of Haiti Democracy Project. Haiti

Jocelyn McCalla, director of National Coalition for Haitian Rights, New York

Mona Dorsinville-Phanor, community leader, Boston Kwame Raoul, senator, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, Ill
Harry Fouche,chairman of the board of Consortium for Haitian Empowerment, New York Rev. Garry Theodate, Boston; election observer
Jean Jeudy, house member, New Hampshire General Court (state legislature), Manchester, N.H.  



(As of Friday, June 16.)


Monday, June 19
6:30 p.m. Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, N.W. Welcome and orientation by James R. Morrell, director of the Haiti Democracy Project. With Lionel Delatour
7:00 p.m. Restaurant to be announced Presentation on HOPE textile initiative by Chandri Navarro-Bowman, of counsel to Hogan & Hartson
8:00 p.m. Restaurant to be announced Dinner with Susan Williams, legislative aide to Sen. Mike DeWine, and Carolyn Rose-Avila, director of Washington office of World Vision
Tuesday, June 20
8:00 a.m. Washington Plaza Hotel Stephen Lande, president of Manchester Trade; breakfast briefing on textiles
9:30 a.m. 1104 Longworth H.O.B. Stephanie Lester, majority staff, House Ways and Means Committee
10:30 a.m. 1236 Longworth H.O.B. Chad Davis, legislative assistant, Rep. E. Clay Shaw (R-Fla.)
11:30 a.m. 2353 Rayburn H.O.B. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.)
12:30 p.m. 716 Hart S.O.B. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
1:30 p.m. 2329 Rayburn H.O.B. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)
2:00 p.m. 2354 Rayburn H.O.B.

Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

3:00 p.m. 1710 Longworth H.O.B. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.)
4:00 p.m. 1510 Longworth H.O.B. Del. Donna M. Christensen (D-Virgin Islands)
5:00 p.m. White House National Security Council staff
7:00 p.m. 330 Sixth St., S.E.

Reception in honor of delegation hosted by Amb. and Ms. Timothy M. Carney. Special guests:

  • Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. Major Owens (D-N.Y.)
  • Samuel Dalembert, star center of Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, motion pictures
Wednesday, June 21
9:30 a.m. 711 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Staff of Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.): Charles Fitzpatrick and Chris Bradish
11:00 a.m. 2201 C St., N.W. State Department: Brian Nichols, director of office of Caribbean affairs; Nadereh Lee, deputy director
12:00 p.m. 2426 Rayburn H.O.B. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)
1:15 p.m. 1027 Longworth H.O.B. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
2:00 p.m. 2227 Rayburn H.O.B. Rep. José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.)
3:15 p.m. 104 Cannon H.O.B. Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.)
4:30 p.m. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Agency for International Development: Beth Cypser, deputy assistant administrator



Congressional Research Service Haitian Textile Industry: Impact of Proposed Assistance
Los Angeles Times HOPE Could Create 20,000 Jobs in Four Months, Backers Say


The delegation of Haitian-American leaders is in partial fulfillment of the grant "Engaging the Haitian Diaspora in the U.S. Policy Process" by the Foundation Open Society Institute