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Iowa Obama Campaign Launches "It Takes One to Get to Six" with Day of Action, Kicking off 60 Day Countdown to Early Voting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Friday, 27 July 2012 12:19

Obama Campaign Holding Over 170 Events Statewide; Over 4,200 Nationwide

 

DES MOINES – Tomorrow and Sunday, Obama Campaign volunteers in Iowa will participate in an “It Takes One to Get to Six” day of action as part of the "It Takes One" nationwide initiative. The Day of Action begins the 60 day countdown to early vote and the 100 day countdown to Election Day. The campaign is holding canvass kick-off media events in 11 Iowa cities and over 170 events statewide.

 

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the "It Takes One" initiative with a video. Watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbWk_PYg600. Iowans can find their local canvass at www.barackobama.com/one and follow the canvassing action on Twitter by using the hashtags #ItTakesOne and #60DaysOut.

 

"That one conversation you have, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the difference between waking up on November 7th and feeling the promise of four more years or asking yourself, could I have done more?," said First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

This election is a clear choice between President Obama’s vision to create jobs, reclaim security for the middle class and restore the basic values that make our country great, and Mitt Romney, who wants to continue tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires and return us to the failed policies of the past, including letting Wall Street write its own rules.

 

From Council Bluffs to Davenport, volunteers are talking to their neighbors about President Obama’s vision for an economy built to last, because they know how much is at stake.

 

"Every single person can make a difference in this election – and this week we’re asking supporters to start by taking one action that will help grow our campaign," said Iowa State Director Brad Anderson. "The idea is that if we all commit to doing at least one thing to organize our communities, the combined impact will ensure that this President can keep moving this country forward for another four years."

 

The following events are open to the press:

 

Saturday, July 28th

Dubuque with Sen. Pam Jochum

Caroline Koppes Home

2115 Embassy West Dr., Dubuque, IA 52002

10:00am

 

Ames with Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald

Story County Dem Headquarters

413 Northwestern Ave., Ames 50010

10:00am

 

Waterloo with Senator Jeff Danielson

Seerley Park

W Seerley Blvd & Iowa St, Cedar Falls 50613

10:00am

 

Davenport with Mayor Bill Gluba 

Home of Judy Voss

2718 E. Locust St., Davenport, 52803

10:00am

 

Mason City with Senator Amanda Ragan

Home of Dean Genth

145 Pebble Creek Dr. Mason City 50401

10:00am

 

Cedar Rapids with Rep. Tyler Olson

Linn Co Democratic Headquarters

2857 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids 52403

10:00am

 

Des Moines with Former Lt. Governor Sally Pederson

OFA Iowa Headquarters

2932 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines 50312

10:00am

 

Burlington with Tom Courtney

Des Moines County Headquarters

900 Osborn St., Burlington 52601

10:00am

 

Sioux City with Rep. Chris Hall

OFA Office

520 14th St, Sioux City 51105

10:00am

 

 

Sunday, July 29th

Iowa City with Sen. Bob Dvorsky

Home of Chris Kovitch

119 Pearl, Iowa City 52245

1:00pm

 

Council Bluffs with Co. Party Chair Linda Nelson

OFA Office

1851 Madison Ave, Suite 200, Council Bluffs 51503

1:00pm

 

Ottumwa

OFA Office

224 E. 2nd St, Ottumwa, 52501

1:00pm

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Braley to Ride RAGBRAI to Anamosa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Molly Scherrman   
Friday, 27 July 2012 11:59
WATERLOO, IA -- Tomorrow, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will join the riders of RAGBRAI XL as the annual bike ride makes its way from Cedar Rapids to Anamosa.  

Friday July 27th, 2012

8:00am Rep. Bruce Braley and Carolyn Braley depart for Anamosa
RABGRAI XL
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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The Chairman's Report July 26, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by A.J. Spiker   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:39
There is a lot of discussion right now in both Washington and Des Moines about raising taxes. The Republican Party of Iowa believe we must continue to be the party for limited government and less regulation. We believe we elected Republicans in order to lower our taxes and restore our individual freedoms.

Please click here to take a quick poll on your stance on taxes in Iowa including the possibility of increasing taxes on all Iowa residents.

Last Thursday the Republican Party of Iowa opened another Victory Office, this time in Dubuque. The office is located at 2600 Dodge Street Unit NW 2, Dubuque, IA 52003. Jason Joseph, runs the Dubuque office so be sure to give him a call to sign up to door knock or make phone calls: 563-503-9107.

At the office opening 1st Congressional District candidate Ben Lange was on hand, as well as all the local candidates and National Committeman Steve Scheffler, to help fire up the crowd.

Volunteering through these Victory Offices is the single best way to help our Republican candidates up and down the ticket this fall, so be sure to sign up at the Victory office closest to you. We are planning future office openings for the next few weeks so be sure to stay tuned!
Dubuque Office Opening- despite what Steve may tell you, I made more calls than him!

Are taxes too high? Do you support raising them? Please click here so we can take your concerns to our Iowa elected officials.

On Friday I issued the call for a Special Nominating Convention for House District 33 in Des Moines. It will take place on Wednesday August 1 at 7 p.m. here at RPI headquarters. Our goal is to have Republican candidates for all seats on the ballot, even in some of the most challenging districts. No Democrat should be running unopposed this fall!

Last week we also announced that 6 young Republicans from Iowa were chosen to attend the National Convention in Tampa as pages. Congratulations to Collin Brecher, (Black Hawk), Thomas Day (Scott), Bradley Hobart (Pottawattamie), Eric Koch (Pottawattamie), Spencer Oh (Story), and Taylor Ryan (Dubuque)!

All of these individuals should be proud of their many accomplishments and I know that they will have an amazing time in Tampa. It is motivated young people like Collin, Thomas, Bradley, Eric, Spencer and Taylor that show just how strong the future of our party is.

And remember, click here to fill out our quick survey designated to hear your opinion on raising taxes in Iowa.


To Victory,

A.J. Spiker
Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa

 
Loebsack Hosts Telephone Town Hall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Monday, 23 July 2012 13:53

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will host a Telephone Town Hall TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm CDT.  Loebsack will take questions and talk with Iowans about the issues that matter to them.  People interested in participating in the call are urged to visit http://Loebsack.house.gov to sign up.

“Hearing directly from constituents is critical to my job,” said Loebsack.  “Please join me for a conversation about the issues that matter most to you and your family.”

Congressman Loebsack Hosts Telephone Town Hall

 

Tuesday, July 24th

7pm CDT

To register, visit http://loebsack.house.gov/ and click the Teletown Halls sign up icon on the right hand side of the website.

 

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Braley Challenges Lange to Series of Three Debates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Molly Scherrman   
Monday, 23 July 2012 13:27
Suggests debates in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and Dubuque; broadcast on TV and radio

WATERLOO, IA -- The campaign of Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today challenged politician Ben Lange to a series of three debates before the November 6th election, broadcast by Iowa television and radio outlets.
In a written request sent to Lange’s campaign, Molly Scherrman, Senior Advisor to Braley for Congress, proposed that the debates be held in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and Dubuque – the three population centers of the new First District.
Furthermore, Braley for Congress proposed that debates begin early enough in the fall to ensure that the large number of Iowa voters expected to vote early, by mail or in-person, have a chance to hear directly from the candidats.
“Rep. Braley and Mr. Lange may disagree about many things, but I’m sure they agree that the people of Iowa deserve a chance to know where candidates for public office stand on the issues affecting their lives and our country,” Scherrman wrote.  “A series of debates broadcast on TV and radio that offers Iowans the chance to ask the candidates unscreened questions and hear honest, unrehearsed answers is the best way to educate voters about the choice they have this fall.”
Braley’s campaign proposed the following debate schedule:
  • A televised debate in Cedar Rapids, the largest city in the new First District, broadcast by KCRG-TV on Friday, September 28th.
  • A debate in Cedar Falls, broadcast by Iowa Public Radio on Wednesday October 10th.
  • A televised debate in Dubuque, hosted by Iowa Public Television, on Thursday November 1st.
Braley’s campaign also proposed that the debates feature as many Iowa voters asking questions as possible.  Candidates should be denied access to questions before the debate, to ensure candid responses to questions.
A copy of the letter sent by Scherrman to the Lange campaign follows:
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July 23th, 2012
Molly Scherrman, Senior Advisor
Braley for Congress
PO Box 390
Waterloo, Iowa 50704
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Cody Brown
Lange for Congress
PO Box 389
Independence, Iowa  50644
Dear Cody,
Our nation is at a crossroads.  Iowa is facing enormous challenges, from an uncertain economic recovery to a worsening drought.
That’s why it’s critically important that voters get the chance to hear the candidates for Congress in Iowa’s First District answer questions and offer details about who they are, where they come from and what they stand for before the November 6th election.  Questions like:
  • What will each candidate do to create jobs and grow the economy?
  • What candidate will work to strengthen and protect middle class families?
  • Who will protect Medicare and Social Security for generations of retirees to come?
  • Who will work to break the gridlock and dysfunction in Washington?
  • What will each candidate do to keep farmers on their feet during the drought?
Rep. Braley and Mr. Lange may disagree about many things, but I’m sure they agree that the people of Iowa deserve a chance to know where candidates for public office stand on the issues affecting their lives and our country.
A series of debates broadcast on TV and radio that offers Iowans the chance to ask the candidates unscreened questions and hear honest, unrehearsed answers is the best way to educate voters about the choice they have this fall.
That’s why today, on behalf of Rep. Braley, I write to propose a series of three debates this fall, broadcast by Iowa media outlets.  We propose an early start-date to the series of debates, to accommodate the large numbers of Iowa voters expected to vote early by mail or in-person weeks in advance of November 6th.
  • First, we propose a televised debate in Cedar Rapids, the largest city in the new First District, broadcast by KCRG-TV on Friday, September 28th.
  • Second, we proposed a debate in Cedar Falls, broadcast by Iowa Public Radio on Wednesday October 10th.
  • Finally, we proposed a televised debate in Dubuque, hosted by Iowa Public Television, on Thursday November 1st.
We also propose that the debate format include as many Iowa voters asking questions as possible.  Furthermore, candidates should not have access to questions beforehand.
We hope you accept this proposed schedule of debates.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Molly Scherrman
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