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Ticket Distribution Information for Davenport Grassroots Event with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Palla   
Monday, 13 August 2012 12:58

UPDATE!  August 13, 2012  12:45PM

Tickets are no longer available for the Wednesday event with the President and First Lady in Davenport.  All tickets have been distributed.


Location: Village of East Davenport - the intersection of East 11th St and Christie St

Doors Open: 3 PM CST on Wednesday, August 15

Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. Tickets are limited to one per person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets will be available starting at 12 PM on Sunday, August 12th at the following locations:

Davenport OFA Office

1706 Brady St. #204

Davenport, IA 52803

News Releases - Politics & Elections
Written by Stephanie Palla   
Monday, 13 August 2012 12:46

CHICAGO – Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina released the following statement in response to Mitt Romney picking Congressman Paul Ryan to be his presumptive nominee for vice president:

“In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy. The architect of the radical Republican House budget, Ryan, like Romney, proposed an additional $250,000 tax cut for millionaires, and deep cuts in education from Head Start to college aid. His plan also would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors. As a member of Congress, Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes.”


Grassley in Des Moines on Monday and Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Monday, 13 August 2012 12:36

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Des Moines early next week for the Iowa State Fair and constituent meetings.

At the fair on Monday, Grassley will visit the Health Awareness and Screening Booth, sponsored by the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the John Stoddard Cancer Center, in the Varied Industries Building at 12:45 p.m.  He will serve ice tea at the Pork Producers Tent, at 1:30 p.m., and visit other fair attractions throughout the day.

On Tuesday, Grassley will attend the grand opening of a new health care facility, meet with employees and tour a start-up business, and participate in a discussion of health care policy.  Details of the Tuesday schedule are below.

Grassley will be available to answer questions from reporters immediately following the Healthy Discussions Forum at Des Moines University.


Tuesday, August 14

9-10:30 p.m.

Grand Opening for Harbor View Medical

1300 37th Street, Suite #1 in West Des Moines


10:45-11:35 a.m.

Meet with Employees and Tour DomiKnow

317 6th Avenue, 7th floor in Des Moines


12 noon-1 p.m.

Participate in a Healthy Discussions Forum

Medical Education Center at Des Moines University

3200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines



Congress Home For Recess, Action By You Now Is Critical PDF Print E-mail
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Written by American Land Rights   
Friday, 10 August 2012 07:42
Your Congressman and both Senators are now home for the August
September Congressional Recess. It is critical that you attend any
meetings or town halls put on by your legislators.

Action Items:

-----1. Please forward this message to at least 10 other people.
You’re whole list if possible.

-----2. Call your Congressman at (202) 225-3121 to ask for his or her
August-September Congressional Recess schedule. Attend any meetings
you can get to. Call even if you do not plan to go. They must feel
your hot breath on their necks. Be sure to alert your neighbors and
friends about any meetings.

-----3. Call both your Senators at (202) 224-3121. Ask them for their
August-September Congressional Recess schedule. But sure to go to any
meetings you can get to. When you call, tell them to oppose any
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill.

-----4. Send e-mail or fax to your Congressman and both Senators.
Here are the issues to discuss. Only put one issue in each letter,
fax or e-mail. You can send more than one letter, fax or e-mail.

Key issues:

Looming Omnibus Federal Lands Bill

EPA Corps of Engineers Wetlands Jurisdiction land and water grab.

LWCF (Land and Water Conservation Fund) (giant land acquisition

-----Lame Duck Congress (After election).

This means a Congress that meets after the election where all the
Senators and Congressmen who either retired or were voted out of
office still get to vote. They are no longer responsible to you, the
voter, so they do very foolish things.

You must get commitments from them now, before the election, that
your Senators and Congressman will commit to opposing any Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill either before the election or after.

-----Omnibus Federal Lands Bill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is planning a huge Omnibus Federal
lands bill for the Lame Duck session of Congress. He has not put it
together yet. He will put in many bills that did not pass the Senate
this year. You defeated him when he tried this tactic in 2010 by
adding over 200 separate pieces of legislation into one bill, the
Omnibus Federal Lands bill.

Reid snuck an Omnibus Federal Lands Bill through Congress in early
2009 after you defeated it in 2008. That must not happen again.

What Reid does is go to each Member of the Senate and asks about one
or more bills each Senator would like to have. Reid then adds those
bills to the Omnibus Federal lands bill. The Senators will often not
look at all the other bills in the Omnibus Federal Lands bill package
as long as they get their bill or bills. That hurts you.

Some of the bills in an Omnibus Federal Lands bill will be good. But
the entire package must be stopped.

You must get a commitment now from your Congressman and both Senators
that they will oppose any Omnibus Federal lands bill. Each bill should
be voted on individually.


EPA Corps Wetlands Jurisdiction
You want to support this bill. S 2245.

S 2245 blocks the EPA & Corps of Engineers from getting Wetlands
Jurisdiction Over Your Water & Land

*Do You Want The EPA & Corps In Your Backyard?*

Do you want EPA & Corps Wetlands jurisdiction over all forest roads,
Federal lands and adjacent private and State lands?

*-----Urge Your Senators To Vote Yes On The “Preserve The Waters Of
The US Act” (S-2245). Make it clear that you will oppose the bill if
Reid tries to add S 2245 to the Omnibus Federal Land Bill. *
* *
We’ve listed the fax of each Senator who is NOT a co-sponsor of S
2245 along with one or more staff with their e-mail address. You may
phone any Senator at (202) 224-3121. If the e-mail or fax does not go
through, call the Senator at the number above to ask for the correct
information. Be sure to pass any corrections along to American Land

Be sure to note that there is an underscore between the first and
last name of each staff person listed below. For example:
* *
Kelly Ayotte (D-NH) -- F-(202) 224-2952 E-mail:

Max Baucus (D-MT) – F-(202) 224-9412 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Scott Brown (R-MA) -- F-(202) 229-2646 E-mail:

Susan Collins (R-ME) -- F-(202) 224-2693 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:rob_epplin@collins.senate.gov>

Kent Conrad (D-ND) –F-(202) 224-7776 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:tom_mahr@conrad.senate.gov>

Al Franken (D-MN) –F-(202) 224-0044 E-mail:

Lindsey Graham R-SC) – F-(202) 224-3808 E-mail:

Kay Hagan (D-NC) – F-(202) 228-2563 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:mike_harney@hagan.senate.gov>

Tim Johnson (D-SD) –F-(202) 228-5765 E-mail:

Mark Kirk (D-IL) – F-(202) 228-4611 E-mail:

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) –F-(202) 228-2186 E-mail:

Mary Landrieu (D-LA) – F-(202) 224-9735 E-mail:

Joe Manchin (D-WV) –F-(202) 228-0002 E-mail:

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) – F-(202) 228-6326 E-mail:

Joe Manchin (D-WV) –F-(202) 228-0002 E-mail:

Ben Nelson (D-NE) – F-(202) 228-0012 E-mail:

Rob Portman (R-OH) – F-(202) 224-9558 E-mail:

Mark Pryor (D-AR) – F-(202) 228-0908 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Olympia Snowe (R-ME) – F-(202) 224-1946 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:don_green@snowe.senate.gov>

Jon Tester (D-MT) – F-(202) 224-8594 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:james_wise@tester.senate.gov>

Mark Warner (D-VA) – F-(202) 224-6295 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jim Webb (D-VA) – F-(202) (202) 228-6363 E-mail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:david_bonine@webb.senate.gov>

These Senators are already co-sponsors of
The Preserve The Waters Of The US Act (S 2245).
But they should still receive a call, fax or e-mail.

Call each one at (202) 224-3121 to urge passage but remind them not
to add S 2245 to any Omnibus Federal Lands bill.

Sen Barrasso, John [R-WY] (sponsor)
Sen Alexander, Lamar
[R-TN] - 5/10/2012

Sen Blunt, Roy
[R-MO] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Boozman, John
[R-AR] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Chambliss, Saxby
[R-GA] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Coats, Daniel
[R-IN] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Coburn, Tom
[R-OK] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Cochran, Thad
[R-MS] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Corker, Bob
[R-TN] - 3/29/2012

Sen Cornyn, John
[R-TX] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Crapo, Mike
[R-ID] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen DeMint, Jim
[R-SC] - 5/16/2012

Sen Enzi, Michael B.
[R-WY] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Grassley, Chuck
[R-IA] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Hatch, Orrin G.
[R-UT] - 5/15/2012

Sen Heller, Dean
[R-NV] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Hoeven, John
[R-ND] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey
[R-TX] - 3/29/2012

Sen Inhofe, James M.
[R-OK] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Isakson, Johnny
[R-GA] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Johanns, Mike
[R-NE] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Johnson, Ron
[R-WI] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Kyl, Jon
[R-AZ] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Lee, Mike
[R-UT] - 3/29/2012

Sen Lugar, Richard G.
[R-IN] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen McCain, John
[R-AZ] - 5/15/2012

Sen McConnell, Mitch
[R-KY] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Moran, Jerry
[R-KS] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Murkowski, Lisa
[R-AK] - 5/10/2012

Sen Paul, Rand
[R-KY] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Risch, James E.
[R-ID] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Roberts, Pat
[R-KS] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Rubio, Marco
[R-FL] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Sessions, Jeff
[R-AL] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Shelby, Richard C.
[R-AL] - 5/16/2012

Sen Thune, John
[R-SD] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Toomey, Pat
[R-PA] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Vitter, David
[R-LA] - 3/28/2012 *

Sen Wicker, Roger F.
[R-MS] - 3/28/2012 *

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Ground, WA 98604. ALRA is working hard to keep you informed. E-mail
is not that expensive but ALRA also sends tens of thousands of faxes
and letters to alert your allies and friends about your issues. In
addition we maintain a full time office and staff to serve our
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Herman Cain and Job Creators Solutions to Embark on Fall Truth Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Hoekstra   
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:40

30 Cities in 30 Days to Share Truth that Affects all Americans

(Atlanta)  Herman Cain today announced he will travel across the country this fall for The Truth Tour – an aggressive 30-day, 30-city schedule of events to equip Americans with the facts that will help us decide the future of our nation.

The Truth Tour is sponsored by Job Creators Solutions, an organization formed by Cain and Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of The Home Depot.  As stated on the organizatin’s website, Job Creators Solutions “(a)ssists employers in educating employees about policy issues and candidate positions affecting their company, job security, wages and benefits, and their families.” And this fall, Job Creators Solutions will expand its reach to faith-based and community leaders as well as college students across the country.

“Bernie Marcus and I both know first-hand how important it is to have the facts when making business decisions,” Cain said. “We also know it is just as important for Americans to have the facts when making decisions that will impact our communities, businesses and our nation. This is why I’m proud to join forces with Bernie for The Truth Tour.

Marcus concurred, saying Cain’s ability to reach and engage wide-ranging audiences will be vital to the success of The Truth Tour. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a Forbes 500 business CEO or a college student,” Marcus said. “Herman Cain has the unique ability to reach you. This is a one-of-a-kind message from a one-of-a-kind messenger.”

Each stop on the 30 city, 13-state tour through will include the following:

*Morning Event for Faith-Based and/or Community Leaders – Reaching out to the Faith-Based and minority community to give these thousands of Hermans and Bernies in America’s urban centers and inner cities tools to revive the American Dream and re-establish the American environment that allowed Cain and Marcus to pursue their dreams.

*Lunch Event for Job Creators and Business Leaders - Equipping business leaders with talking points, media training, educational materials for their employees, and peer support will empower employers to protect their economic rights and the opportunities to grow their businesses and provide added jobs.

*Evening College & Community Event – Among adults of all ages, 82 percent say it’s harder for today’s young adults to find a job than for previous generations. The number of unemployed Americans aged 20-24 has risen from 1.85 million to 2.19 million in the past three years. This vital part of the Truth Tour will address this very important group of Americans. Rather than a lecture, this will be a fun, educational event with Herman Cain and a popular local band. 

The Truth Tour begins September 5, 2012 in Iowa, with morning and noon events in Cedar Rapids and an evening event at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The Tour wraps up in Columbus, Ohio on November 1 at The Ohio State University. The full schedule of events can be found here.

“I know I will be absolutely worn out at the end of this tour,” Cain remarked. “But I will not rest until I feel I’ve done my best to get the right information to as many Americans as possible. We are at too critical a juncture in our nation’s history to simply sit back and do nothing. This may be our best and only shot to steer our country in the right direction.”

Also, notable names such as Dick Morris and Steve Moore have confirmed they will speak at a number of the events on The Truth Tour. More details about specific tour stops will be released as the dates of the events draw closer.

For More Information:

Kathy Hoekstra, Director of Media Relations
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