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President Obama to Hold a Campaign Grassroots Event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:29

CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, May 24, President Obama will hold a grassroots event at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

In Des Moines, President Obama will continue to outline how far we’ve come and the clear choice that voters face in this election: whether we continue to move our country forward by creating an economy that’s built to last based on a strong, secure middle class, or go back to the same failed policies that led to the financial crisis and left middle-class Americans struggling to make ends meet.

 


WHAT: President Obama to Hold Campaign Grassroots Event

 

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Estimated Remarks Start Time: 7:00PM CDT

WHERE: Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center

Iowa State Fairgrounds

3000 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50317

 

PRESS ACCESS: This event is open to pre-credentialed members of the media.

 

RSVP: Members of the media interested in covering this event must request credentials online, by clicking here. Those receiving credentials will be notified via email.

 

 

**The deadline to request credentials is 6:00 PM EDT // 5:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 23.**

 

Logistical Information

 

Media entrance: All media should enter the Iowa State Fairgrounds at Gate 11, located at 30 East 30th Street. Media check-in will be at the intersection of East Grand Avenue and East 33rd Street.

Media pre-set: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

No access to equipment: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Media access: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Final media access: 5:30 p.m.

Live truck parking: South side of the Animal Learning Center next to the electrical building. Parking will be directed on-site. All live trucks should arrive at the Iowa State Fairgrounds by 12:00 p.m. in order to park and run cable before 1:00 p.m.

General media parking: All media should enter the Iowa State Fairgrounds at Gate 11, located at 30 East 30th Street. Parking will be available in the Midway parking lot on the north side of Grand Avenue.

Cable run: 300 feet

Throw: 35 feet

Limited power and workspace will be available.

Media contact for logistical and planning purposes only:  Stephanie Temaat, 202.503.5360

 

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Obama for America Iowa Hosting Next Round of Women’s Events in Advance of President Obama’s First Campaign Stop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:41

DES MOINES - Monday, May 21 Today and Tomorrow, Obama for America Iowa is holding its next round of Women for Obama events with Former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge in Davenport, Dubuque and Independence.  The campaign is reminding Iowans about the President’s record on women’s issues and his efforts to protect and advance policies that promote fairness, equal opportunity, and a level playing field for all Americans.

On Monday, Former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge and a Women for Obama Steering Committee member, will join a women’s small business lunch in Davenport and attend a women’s house party in Dubuque.  On Tuesday, she will meet with women for coffee in Independence.

Patty Judge will be talking about the critical role that women will play in this next election.  Obama for America Iowa is reaching out to supporters and volunteers across the state in advance of President Obama’s first campaign event in Des Moines on Thursday.

 

Monday, May 21

12:00 PM

 

WHAT: Women’s small business event with Former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge and Cathy Lafrenz, owner of Miss Effie's flower garden.  Both will talk about what the President has done for small businesses and woman in the workplace.

WHERE: Nostalgia Farms Fresh Deli

421 West River Drive
Davenport, IA 52803

 

6:00 PM

WHAT: Former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge will attend a Women for Obama house party to talk about why this election is so important for women.

WHERE: Home of Helen Varner

2330 High Cloud Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52002

 

Tuesday, May 22

9:30 AM

 

WHAT: Former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge will meet for coffee with women supporters.

 

WHERE: Em’s Coffee Company

324 First Street East

Independence, IA 50644

 
Obama for America Releases New Television Ad: “Reverse” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America Press Office   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:35

DES MOINES - In a continued effort to share President Obama’s vision for our country, Obama for America released a new television ad in Iowa titled “Reverse” that highlights the steady, consistent recovery President Obama is leading for the middle class.

President Obama is coming to Iowa on May 24th for a grassroots event at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Thursday’s event is the President’s first campaign grassroots event in Iowa of this election cycle.   It is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Space will be first come, first served. Doors will open at 4:30 PM CST. The address for the Iowa State Fairgrounds is 3000 East Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317, and guests should enter using the main entrance to the fair grounds at the intersection of East 30th St. and East Grand Ave.

When the president took office, our country was losing 750,000 jobs a month and he took immediate action to stop the bleeding, not only helping the private sector end the free-fall, but reverse the trend. Instead of losing jobs, we are now creating them -- 4.2 million private sector jobs over 26 consecutive months of job growth.

Since day one, President Obama has been fighting for the middle class and working to move Iowa and our country forward.  While we’re moving in the right direction, we have much more work to do.   We are growing an economy that’s built to last, where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, where everyone has a fair shot and does their fair share, and everyone from Wall Street to Main Street plays by the same set of rules.

That is why President Obama is running for re-election, because America cannot afford to go in reverse.

Please click here to watch the ad.

Please click here to read the backup.

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OFA Iowa Announces Additional Details About the President’s Des Moines Grassroots Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Purchia   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:27

Des Moines, IA – May 19, 2012 - Today, Obama for America Iowa announced that President Obama will hold the May 24th grassroots event at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Thursday’s event is the President’s first campaign grassroots event in Iowa of this election cycle.

The grassroots event is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Space will be first come, first served. Doors will open at 4:30 PM CST. The address for the Iowa State Fairgrounds is 3000 East Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317, and guests should enter using the main entrance to the fair grounds at the intersection of East 30th St. and East Grand Ave.

“We are excited President Obama is coming back to host a grassroots event in Iowa,” said State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald. “In Iowa, we have seen firsthand the choice in November as the President is fighting for the middle class and creating a pro-growth economy that is built to last and Mitt Romney, whose economic theories are based on outsourcing and tax breaks for the wealthy and biggest corporations that undercut middle class Iowans.”

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The Chairman's Report PDF Print E-mail
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Written by A.J. Spiker   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:08

We had another busy week here at the Republican Party of Iowa. I would first like to congratulate our Organization Director, Ryan Gough on his new position as Iowa Victory Director. The Victory program is a joint effort with the RNC that will work with local grassroots supporters to elect Republican candidates on the national, state, and local level. I am confident that Ryan's leadership will help achieve victory this November. I think it speaks volumes of our staff here at RPI that so many have been recruited to take on larger leadership roles within our party.

Unfortunately the Chairman’s Lunch for May has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the Lt. Governor. We look forward to rescheduling for a later date.

I just want to again reiterate the great success we have had in the pass few months, surpassing and now increasing our voter registration lead on the democrats in Iowa. We expect this lead to only increase as more and more Iowans reject President Obama’s failed economic policies. The Republican Party of Iowa will be reaching out to disaffected democrats in the weeks and months ahead to grow our party even more.

As we ramp up our efforts for the fall, please consider donating $20.12 for Victory in 2012.

To Victory,

AJ Spiker, Chairman Republican Party of Iowa

 
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