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Braley Statement on Iowa Primary Election Results PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Molly Scherrman   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:26
Waterloo, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement tonight after securing the Democratic nomination for Iowa First District US Representative:

“I’m honored be the Democratic nominee in the First Congressional District.  Over the next five months, I look forward to a spirited campaign focused on my record of creating jobs and new economic opportunities for Iowa, making education more affordable and accessible, and honoring the sacrifice of our veterans long after they return home. 

“I learned about hard work and Iowa common sense growing up in Poweshiek County.  I’m running for re-election because there is still work to do.  And the only way we’re going to fix the mess in Washington is by sending people there who have the experience to bring people together and get things done.”

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Statement from Former Lt. Governor Patty Judge on the Paycheck Fairness Act PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:04

DES MOINES - Today, the Senate voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have closed loopholes that prevent women from fighting for equal pay and help stop pay discrimination before it starts. Former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge and Iowa Women for Obama Steering Committee member released the following statement after the vote:

“We are disappointed that the Paycheck Fairness Act did not pass the Senate floor.  It would have helped ensure that all women receive equal pay for equal work.  The Act would have built on efforts by President Obama to protect and advance policies that promote fairness, equal opportunity and a level playing field for all Americans, like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

“The result of this vote could have been different if Mitt Romney had showed leadership and stood up for women and stood up to Republicans in Washington who deny millions of women a fair shot at what we’ve earned.  To this day, Mitt Romney has refused to support for the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Act.  Iowans were watching to see if Romney would come out on the side of women and equal rights, but instead we saw yet another example of his failed leadership on women’s issues.”

“Congress needs to remember that denying equal pay for equal work doesn’t just discriminate against women – it also jeopardizes the economic security of families across the country.”

owa Attorney General Tom Miller and Massachusetts Mayor Rob Dolan to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Mitt Romney’s Record as Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:31

DES MOINES – Tomorrow, Attorney General Tom Miller and Rob Dolan, the Mayor of Melrose, MA will hold a media conference call to discuss Mitt Romney’s economic philosophy, his failed economic record in Massachusetts and why he’s the wrong choice for Iowans.  Mayor Dolan, first elected in 2001, served with Mitt Romney in Massachusetts and before that he was an Alderman-at-Large.

Mitt Romney claims his experience as a corporate buyout specialist will bring positive economic results for the nation. He made the same economic promises when he ran for governor of Massachusetts that he makes today -- more jobs, less debt and smaller government. Once in office, he broke all those promises and more – Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of 50 in job creation, manufacturing jobs fell at twice the national average, taxes and fees were raised by $750 million a year, and Romney left Massachusetts taxpayers with more debt per person than in any other state.  Now we are seeing the same promises out of Mitt Romney on the presidential campaign trail and America can’t afford the same results.

Friday, June 1

11:30 AM

WHAT: Remarks on Mitt Romney’s failed economic policies in Massachusetts

Your Chance to Influence Federal Legislation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elisha Smith   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:56

By Chuck Hassebrook, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Center for Rural Affairs

It’s election year and the perfect time to talk to candidates about critical rural issues.   An elected official is most likely to make a commitment to you when seeking your vote.   So seize the opportunity.  Commitments are harder to get after the election.

There are a few simple steps you can take.  None requires detailed policy knowledge or expertise.

First, tell them who you are - a voter in their district and current or potential constituent.  That gives you credibility.  If you are an elected official, farmer, community developer, community volunteer or small business person – tell them that too.

Ask for a commitment.  If you want Congress to cap payments to mega farms and invest in rural development, conservation and beginning farmer programs, first tell them what you want.   But don’t stop there.  Ask them, “Will you promise to support funding for rural development?” or whatever else you request.

Finally, establish a personal relationship and follow-up.   Stay after the formal meeting to shake the candidate’s hand, thank him/her for coming and provide your business card or your name and address scribbled on a scrap of paper.  Ask who on their staff you should contact when the issue comes up in the future.  When it does, get back to that person and, if you got a commitment, tell them.

You can make a difference.  It takes a little effort, but you can do it.  Campaign season is the best time to extract a commitment from an elected official to support good legislation.

Mr. Steve McAllister has been nominated as Vice President for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Chehade   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:18
Dear Fellow Americans,

Today we have the great honor to inform our generous and devoted constituents, the media, independent journalists and the proper Elections Departments in each State of the Union, that after long deliberations with my campaign advisors, family and friends, I have nominated my running mate for the position of Vice President for the coming 2012 Presidential Election, Mr. Steve McAllister.

Mr. McAllister kindly accepted the nomination after consulting with his family and friends. We are so proud to have Steve on board, a patriot, a person that will work hand in hand to preserve our founding fathers' values, defend our rights for a free and democratic nation, he will work with all sectors of our country without discrimination. An entrepreneur that has dedicated a great part of his life to help others and disseminate the profound values of our Christian faith and a proud direct descendant of the Abraham Lincoln family. We are honored to have his unconditional support. Welcome to our team, Steve!

God bless America!


Paul Chehade
Candidate for President of  the United States of America 2012.

P.S.: Spread the word, forward this message to your friends and colleagues, it is a great way to help to this campaign.

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