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Loebsack to Host Telephone Town Hall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Monday, 18 June 2012 13:06

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will host a Telephone Town Hall meeting on TUESDAY, June 19th 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, June 19th

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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Officer Thomas Hadden, Correctional Officer Tim Jacques and Teacher Doug Walter Respond to Romney’s Economic Plan to Cut Jobs for Teachers, Police Officers and Firefighters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Thursday, 14 June 2012 07:03

Press Conference Ahead of Romney Event in Davenport Monday

DES MOINES – Today, Davenport Police Officer Thomas Hadden, Correctional Officer Tim Jacques and Bettendorf Teacher Doug Walter will host a press conference to respond to Mitt Romney’s comments from Friday in Council Bluffs when he revealed that he wants to cut jobs for teachers, police officers and firefighters. Romney will have to answer to these comments when his in Davenport Monday.

The Quad Citians will address Mitt Romney’s record of Governor, when he put his beliefs into action. In his first year in office, Romney slashed investments in local aid, eliminating 14,500 jobs for teachers, cops, librarians and others.  He took 600 police officers off the streets of Massachusetts and vetoed millions of dollars for fire-safety equipment.

 

Romney’s economic plans are in stark contrast to President Obama’s efforts to get more Americans back to work, putting more money into the pockets of those who are working, and creating an economy that’s built to last.

 

Thursday, June 14

11:00am

 

WHAT: Iowans to respond to Mitt Romney’s comments in Council Bluffs when he revealed that he wants to cut jobs for teachers, police officers and firefighters.

WHO: Police Officer Thomas Hadden

Teacher Doug Walter

Correctional Officer Tim Jacques

 

WHERE: OFA Headquarters

1706 Brady St. #205

Davenport, IA 52803

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Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to Hold Conference Call to Announce Rural Iowans for Obama Steering Committee PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:43

DES MOINES – Today, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack will host a conference call to announce the Rural Iowans for Obama Steering Committee.  Two members of the Rural Steering Committee, Bruce Rohwer, a corn farmer from Northwest Iowa and member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Cathy Lafrenz a small business owner, who runs Miss Effie’s Country Flowers from rural Scott County, will join former Iowa Governor Vilsack on the call.

The call will focus on the work the Obama administration has done to support rural Iowans and grow new economic opportunities for small towns, farmers, and Iowans across the state. Since day one, President Obama has worked to build stronger and more diverse economies in rural Iowa through investments in renewable energy, manufacturing, education and agriculture.

The Rural Iowans for Obama Steering Committee Members will play a key role in organizing their communities, talking to friends and neighbors about President Obama’s record to build an economy that is built to last and Mitt Romney’s lack of experience in dealing with rural issues and agriculture. Rural Iowans and Iowans all across the state launched President Obama’s campaign in 2008 and will be critical to this next election.

Members of the committee come from Alta, Ames, Birmingham, Chelsea, Clarinda, Clear Lake, Creston, Des Moines, Donahue, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Graettinger, Indianola, Lacona, Mingo, Mt. Pleasant, New Vienna, Paullina, Polk City, Walnut and Waukee.

Wednesday, June 13

1:00 PM

WHAT: Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack will host a conference call to announce the Rural Iowans for Obama Steering Committee Members

WHO: Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack

Bruce Rohwer, of Paullina, corn farmer from Northwest Iowa and member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association.

Cathy Lafrenz, of Donahue, small business owner in rural Scott County, running Miss Effie’s Country Flowers.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP 

Please note: Tom Vilsack will be speaking to press in his personal capacity on behalf of Obama for America.  Please refrain from using his official title at the event and in related press reports, and note that we will not be taking questions concerning his official responsibilities.


 
Loebsack Calls for Ending Taxpayer Funding of Presidential Nominating Conventions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:14

Becomes first House Democrat to sign on to bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack recently became the first Democrat in the House to cosponsor legislation that would end the taxpayer provided subsidies for political party conventions.  The legislation, HR 5912, will prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions and return the funds for deficit reduction.

“Under no circumstance does it make sense that the presidential nominating conventions held every four years by both Democrats and Republicans are paid for in part by the American taxpayers.  There is no question that each political party has the resources to privately fund each event and is not in need of public support.

“Working families sitting around their kitchen tables have had to make tough decisions about how to cut their budgets.  Eliminating this subsidy seems like a pretty easy decision for Congress to make to help get their own fiscal house in order. This is outdated and outrageous and needs to end.”

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State Rep. Tyler Olson Responds to Mitt Romney’s Promise to Cut Jobs for Firefighters, Police, Teachers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elizabeth Purchia   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:55

DES MOINES – On Friday, Mitt Romney mocked the President’s plan to keep teachers in the classroom and to put fire fighters and cops to work protecting our communities in Council Bluffs, IA.  With Romney’s announcement yesterday that he will return to the state next week, State Rep. Tyler Olson responded to Mitt Romney’s job elimination plan.

Watch a video of Mitt Romney’s comments on Friday HERE.

“I talk to Iowans every day and they are thankful for the service and sacrifice of our police, firefighters, and teachers who working tirelessly to make sure every Iowan has a shot at the American Dream and the opportunity to live in a safe, prosperous community. These are hard-working folks who want to make their cities and towns a better place by teaching our children and responding in times of crisis. President Obama is focused on getting more Iowans back to work, putting more money into the pockets of those who are working and creating an economy that’s built to last. An important part of the President’s jobs plan would put more first responders on our streets and teachers in our classrooms.

“On Friday, in a stunning moment of candor right here in Iowa, Mitt Romney mocked that idea. He said we need to ‘cut back on government and help the American people’ – suggesting teachers, police officers and firefighters don’t help the American people, do unnecessary jobs, or make essential contributions to our communities. Everyone but Mitt Romney knows that without teachers, police officers and firefighters doing their jobs our communities can’t function.

“Mitt Romney will need to explain to firefighters, teachers, policemen and all Iowans when he returns to the state next week why he plans to cut their jobs just like he did in Massachusetts, undermining our recovery and hurting the middle class. Romney Economics didn’t work then and it won’t work now. We know that firefighters, policemen, and teachers are the backbone of successful communities and Romney suggesting they aren’t vital to our well-being is just another example of how out of touch he is with Iowa's priorities.”

 
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