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Obama for America Announces Watch Parties in Iowa for Premiere of Guggenheim Documentary “Road We’ve Traveled” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:36

CHICAGO – On Thursday, Obama for America announces watch parties across Iowa for the premiere of award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “Road We’ve Traveled.”


“Road We’ve Traveled” is narrated by Tom Hanks and includes appearances by Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren and others. The film is an opportunity to put into perspective the challenges the country faced when President Obama took office, the tough decisions he made in the face of those challenges and the progress we’ve made in rebuilding an economy that’s meant to last and strengthening and securing our nation.




Obama for America Announces Screening Parties Across Iowa


WHERE: (Please see all locations below)


Cedar Rapids

Linn County Democratic Headquarters

2857 Mt. Vernon Rd SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Time: 5:30PM

Council Bluffs

Organizing for America Office

1851 Madison Ave, Suite 550

Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Time: 6:00PM


Democratic Headquarters

1706 Brady St. #205

Davenport, IA 52803

Time: 7:00PM


Des Moines

Private Residence (Location will be provided following RSVP)

Time: 6:00 pm


Iowa City

Johnson County Democratic Headquarters

321 Market Street

Iowa City, IA 52245

Time: 6:00PM



Obama for America – Iowa Launches Nurses for Obama PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:35

IOWA - Obama for America announced today the launch of Nurses for Obama in Iowa, a campaign initiative designed to mobilize nurses across the country.

As we approach the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s landmark health reform, Obama for America is engaging our supporters to talk about how health reform has already changed lives for the better. On today’s call, National Press Secretary Ben LaBolt and local Iowa nurse Mary Burke, emphasized how the Affordable Care Act has affected Iowans since 2009. The statements below were prepared for delivery by Ben LaBolt and Mary Burke.

“Approximately 2 Million Iowans are now protected against the worst insurance company abuses, like denying health care to the sick, excessive premium increases, and lifetime caps on the amount of care a patient can receive, said National Press Secretary Ben LaBolt. “Soon, insurance companies won’t be able to charge women higher premiums just because of their gender.

“This is just the beginning. As the reforms continue to phase in over the coming months, so will more of its benefits, said LaBolt. “New reforms will lower costs even further and raise the quality of care.  Seniors will see their Medicare coverage continue to improve, and they’ll see the doughnut hole completely close so they can afford the medicine they need.”

A significant part of that effort will be Nurses for Obama, a program that will mobilize nurses across the country and provide resources and effective ways they can be advocates for health care reform in their communities. Because nurses are on the frontlines of our health care system, they are involved in every step of the way from prevention to patient care and have seen firsthand how health care reform has already benefited their patients.

“I saw insurance companies tell my patients and my family members that they’d have to wait weeks before getting treated, or that they wouldn’t cover anything at all, said Mary Burke, a local nurse in Iowa. “But thanks to President Obama’s health insurance reforms, all that’s starting to change. Now my patients won’t have to worry about not getting insurance because of a preexisting condition. They won’t have to worry about going over some insurance company’s arbitrary cap on how much care they can get.”

For additional information about Nurses for Obama, please visit www.barackobama.com/nurses. Also be sure to check out the campaign’s new online tool highlighting health reform’s benefits.


Simon statement on campaign finance ruling PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Beach   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:21

CHICAGO – March 14, 2012. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon expressed disappointment in Tuesday’s federal court injunction that blocks one part of landmark campaign finance reform she advocated for as a member of the Illinois Reform Commission and emphasized that many of the limits on campaign contributions are still intact under state law.


Simon said: “Illinois passed the state’s first-ever limits on campaign contributions in 2009 to reduce the influence of big money donors on elected officials and ward off perceived or actual corruption. The caps on the amount of money individuals, businesses and political action committees may contribute to candidates or their campaign organizations are still intact. However, the federal court injunction will allow independent political action committees, so-called Super PACs, to raise unlimited amounts of money and influence campaigns. This decision is consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United case, which unfortunately allows more money than ever before into our political process. Unlimited money should not be the strongest voice in our democracy.”



Learn More About 9-9-9 Supporters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cain Connection   
Monday, 19 March 2012 12:36
Dear Co-conspirators in the 9-9-9 revolution:
You may have been learning over the last many weeks about the candidates for Congress who have joined on with 9-9-9 The Revolution. They pledge to become part of an “Army of Davids” and promise to go to Washington and slay our modern Goliath: The federal tax code. I just wanted to shoot you a quick follow up note, reminding you that they could use your help.
Here are the websites for some of them. Many more are on board and will be announced in the days that follow. I encourage you to take a look at their campaigns and think hard about what you can do to get them where we need them to go.
All the best,
Herman Cain
Craig Miller (FL-6) - http://miller2012.com/
Bill Randall (NC-13) - http://www.randallforcongress.com/
Brian K. Hill (CT-SENATE) - http://briankhill.com/
Pete Hoekstra (MI-SENATE) -http://petespenditnot.com/
Martha Zoller (GA-9) - http://marthaforcongress.com/
Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher (OH-9) - http://www.joeforcongress2012.com/
Travis Grantham (AZ-9) - http://granthamforcongress.com/
Dan Hughes (CA-SENATE) - http://danhughes2012.org/
Corrogan Vaughn (MD-SENATE) - http://vaughn4america.com/

Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Endorse Jonathan Wallace for State Representative PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Wallace   
Monday, 19 March 2012 12:34

The Moline Dispatch/Argus endorsed Jonathan Wallace, Republican candidate for State Representative.


The Dispatch/Argus praised Wallace’s experience and expertise:


“Mr. Wallace, who was home-schooled while growing up in Port Byron and studied political science and economics at Augustana College, demonstrated an astute awareness and knowledge of important issues facing the state. He also was not afraid to speak out about the need for ethics reform and to end the culture of corruption and the good old boy network in Springfield.”


Jonathan Wallace is the endorsed Republican for State Representative. The Chicago Tribune and the Illinois Home School PAC endorsed Wallace earlier this week.


"I am thankful for the endorsement of the Dispatch/Argus," stated Jonathan Wallace. "These endorsements and our incredible grassroots network give us the edge that we need, so that we can begin to make Illinois a better place for job creation and the next generation."

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