Politics & Elections
Brad Anderson statement on audit report showing mismanagement in the Iowa Secretary of State office PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lara Henderson   
Friday, 26 September 2014 07:51
DES MOINES, Iowa - Brad Anderson, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, released the following statement in response to a new audit report detailing current Secretary of State Matt Schultz' mismanagement of the office:

"The Auditor’s report released today detailing the incredible mismanagement of the Secretary of State’s office under Secretary Matt Schultz is troubling and should concern all Iowa taxpayers. Iowa taxpayers deserve a Secretary of State who will do the job of Secretary of State rather than chase headlines and keep political cronies on the payroll without requiring them to show up for work.  Iowans value work and have no tolerance no-show political appointees, especially at a time when our local election officials face tight budgets and struggle to pay for updated voting equipment.  

"While my opponent in the Secretary of State’s race says he wants to 'continue Secretary Schultz’s good stewardship of the office,' I believe the time has come for new, fiscally responsible leadership in the office. I urge all the candidates in the Secretary of State’s race to join me and call on the no-show employees identified in the audit to either immediately document their work or return the salary they were paid to the general fund."
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Join Bruce Braley in Davenport! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Cullen   
Friday, 26 September 2014 07:44

You're Invited

Please Join Special Guest

Senator Sherrod Brown

for a fundraising reception in support of

Braley for U.S. Senate

Monday, October 6th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Home of Sylvia and Bill Roba
1137 Kirkwood Blvd.
Davenport, IA

CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
HOST $1000
SPONSOR $500
PATRON $250
SUPPORTER $125
Suggested Contribution $25/person

If you would prefer to RSVP offline, contact Jessica Cullen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or

 
Brad Anderson releases plan to increase voter turnout among young adults and students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lara Henderson   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:59
Anderson’s plan will empower young adults, educators to participate in the election process

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Joined by Cedar Rapids educators, Iowa Secretary of State Candidate Brad Anderson today announced his plan to increase voter turnout among eligible young adults and students in Iowa. 

“Iowans understand that our communities, our state, and our nation work best when everyone’s voice is heard,” said Brad Anderson. “To become first in the nation in voter turnout we must increase turnout among all Iowans, especially first time voters and students. Through the development of an educational program and Digital Election Ambassador program, I will work with students and educators to find innovative ways to increase civic participation and empower young adults to make a difference in their community.”

Anderson’s plan empowers students and educators by ensuring they have the resources necessary to teach and learn about the election process in Iowa. Additionally, Anderson has proposed creating a Digital Election Ambassador program, which will identify and facilitate conversations about the importance of participating in our democracy. 

Anderson, a small business owner from Des Moines, has proposed a series of initiatives to increase voter participation across the state. More information about his previous policy proposals is available online at www.andersonforiowa.com.
ANDERSON PLAN TO INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT
AMONG IOWA STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Partner with local educators to offer students the opportunity to learn about the election process in Iowa, particularly the process for voter registration and early voting.
  • As Secretary of State, I will work with local educators to offer an educational program that emphasizes the importance of civic participation and outlines the process for voter registration and early voting. Students and young adults have busy schedules and it can often be a struggle to find the time to make it to the polls on Election Day. We are fortunate enough to live in a state that provides voters with multiple ways to cast their ballot and the Secretary of State’s office must play an instrumental role in informing Iowans of these options, especially for our state’s newest voters.

Work with students and educators to develop a Digital Election Ambassador program to reach Iowa’s newest voters where they are.
  • Since announcing my candidacy, I have travelled the state talking about my plan to modernize the office of Secretary of State and increase access to the polls through 21st century solutions.  Whether its Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, young people are becoming more and more connected to the Internet. As Secretary of State, I will work with students and educators to use new forms of digital communication to reach Iowa’s youngest voters where they are: in the classroom and on the Internet.

  • To expand the reach, impact, and visibility of these efforts, the office of Secretary of State will identify and facilitate Digital Election Ambassadors comprised of students and educators who are engaged with their communities and concerned about the future of our state. These ambassadors will be provided with the resources needed to inform their friends, classmates, and students of the voting processes of Iowa and the importance of civic participation. Nothing is more important or powerful than peer-to-peer communication, and through the Digital Election Ambassador program students will be encouraged and empowered to talk with other students about the importance of participating in our democracy.
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Thursday in Marshalltown: Iowa Party Phase II Unveiled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narcisse for Governor 2014   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:16
What: An Iowa Worth Fighting For Unveils Phase II of Iowa Party
When: Thursday Sep 25, 6:30pm
Where: Marshalltown, Iowa - Marshalltown Library 
Who: Jonathan Narcisse, Iowa Party Candidate for Governor 

On September 25, 2009, An Iowa Worth Fighting For (www.aniowaworthfightingfor.com) was unveiled in Marshalltown, Iowa  as the launch of a six year, Phase I campaign to establish a new Iowa political movement - the Iowa Party.

On the 5th Anniversary of the birth of this movement, September 25, 2015, the complete vision of the Iowa Party and what it means to Iowans will be unveiled at the Marshalltown Library (Community Room B), 105 W Boone St.

At 6:30 p.m. former Des Moines Board of Education Director and Iowa Party gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Narcisse will present the Iowa Party vision including areas of political emphasis, the Iowa Party structure and the Phase II timetable.

For more information contact Jonathan Narcisse at 515-770-1218 or Narcisse For Governor Communications Director Aaron Schoeneman at 708-774-8590.

NOTE: Narcisse was interviewed by Ron Steele at KWWL for the Ron Steele Report and the playback of that broadcast is available at www.NarcisseForGovernor.com/steele

 
Everytown Endorsements PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Feinblatt   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:53

We just announced our Everytown endorsements, and I wanted to make sure you saw the news.

Click here to see our list of Gun Sense Champions -- and share the exciting news with your friends and family.

As election season begins, we're making sure to stand by the candidates who'll stand up for common-sense gun laws.

These candidates will fight for what the majority of Americans believe in: passing laws that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

Check out who Everytown is endorsing this year, and remember to vote with Gun Sense this November!

In case you missed it, today is National Voter Registration Day. Use our online voter registration tool to make extra sure you're registered, fill out a form, or ask your friends and family to register.

 
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