Politics & Elections
Join Bruce Braley in Davenport! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Cullen   
Friday, 26 September 2014 07:44

You're Invited

Please Join Special Guest

Senator Sherrod Brown

for a fundraising reception in support of

Braley for U.S. Senate

Monday, October 6th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Home of Sylvia and Bill Roba
1137 Kirkwood Blvd.
Davenport, IA

CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
HOST $1000
SPONSOR $500
PATRON $250
SUPPORTER $125
Suggested Contribution $25/person

If you would prefer to RSVP offline, contact Jessica Cullen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or

 
Brad Anderson releases plan to increase voter turnout among young adults and students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lara Henderson   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:59
Anderson’s plan will empower young adults, educators to participate in the election process

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Joined by Cedar Rapids educators, Iowa Secretary of State Candidate Brad Anderson today announced his plan to increase voter turnout among eligible young adults and students in Iowa. 

“Iowans understand that our communities, our state, and our nation work best when everyone’s voice is heard,” said Brad Anderson. “To become first in the nation in voter turnout we must increase turnout among all Iowans, especially first time voters and students. Through the development of an educational program and Digital Election Ambassador program, I will work with students and educators to find innovative ways to increase civic participation and empower young adults to make a difference in their community.”

Anderson’s plan empowers students and educators by ensuring they have the resources necessary to teach and learn about the election process in Iowa. Additionally, Anderson has proposed creating a Digital Election Ambassador program, which will identify and facilitate conversations about the importance of participating in our democracy. 

Anderson, a small business owner from Des Moines, has proposed a series of initiatives to increase voter participation across the state. More information about his previous policy proposals is available online at www.andersonforiowa.com.
ANDERSON PLAN TO INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT
AMONG IOWA STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Partner with local educators to offer students the opportunity to learn about the election process in Iowa, particularly the process for voter registration and early voting.
  • As Secretary of State, I will work with local educators to offer an educational program that emphasizes the importance of civic participation and outlines the process for voter registration and early voting. Students and young adults have busy schedules and it can often be a struggle to find the time to make it to the polls on Election Day. We are fortunate enough to live in a state that provides voters with multiple ways to cast their ballot and the Secretary of State’s office must play an instrumental role in informing Iowans of these options, especially for our state’s newest voters.

Work with students and educators to develop a Digital Election Ambassador program to reach Iowa’s newest voters where they are.
  • Since announcing my candidacy, I have travelled the state talking about my plan to modernize the office of Secretary of State and increase access to the polls through 21st century solutions.  Whether its Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, young people are becoming more and more connected to the Internet. As Secretary of State, I will work with students and educators to use new forms of digital communication to reach Iowa’s youngest voters where they are: in the classroom and on the Internet.

  • To expand the reach, impact, and visibility of these efforts, the office of Secretary of State will identify and facilitate Digital Election Ambassadors comprised of students and educators who are engaged with their communities and concerned about the future of our state. These ambassadors will be provided with the resources needed to inform their friends, classmates, and students of the voting processes of Iowa and the importance of civic participation. Nothing is more important or powerful than peer-to-peer communication, and through the Digital Election Ambassador program students will be encouraged and empowered to talk with other students about the importance of participating in our democracy.
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Thursday in Marshalltown: Iowa Party Phase II Unveiled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narcisse for Governor 2014   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:16
What: An Iowa Worth Fighting For Unveils Phase II of Iowa Party
When: Thursday Sep 25, 6:30pm
Where: Marshalltown, Iowa - Marshalltown Library 
Who: Jonathan Narcisse, Iowa Party Candidate for Governor 

On September 25, 2009, An Iowa Worth Fighting For (www.aniowaworthfightingfor.com) was unveiled in Marshalltown, Iowa  as the launch of a six year, Phase I campaign to establish a new Iowa political movement - the Iowa Party.

On the 5th Anniversary of the birth of this movement, September 25, 2015, the complete vision of the Iowa Party and what it means to Iowans will be unveiled at the Marshalltown Library (Community Room B), 105 W Boone St.

At 6:30 p.m. former Des Moines Board of Education Director and Iowa Party gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Narcisse will present the Iowa Party vision including areas of political emphasis, the Iowa Party structure and the Phase II timetable.

For more information contact Jonathan Narcisse at 515-770-1218 or Narcisse For Governor Communications Director Aaron Schoeneman at 708-774-8590.

NOTE: Narcisse was interviewed by Ron Steele at KWWL for the Ron Steele Report and the playback of that broadcast is available at www.NarcisseForGovernor.com/steele

 
Everytown Endorsements PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Feinblatt   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:53

We just announced our Everytown endorsements, and I wanted to make sure you saw the news.

Click here to see our list of Gun Sense Champions -- and share the exciting news with your friends and family.

As election season begins, we're making sure to stand by the candidates who'll stand up for common-sense gun laws.

These candidates will fight for what the majority of Americans believe in: passing laws that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

Check out who Everytown is endorsing this year, and remember to vote with Gun Sense this November!

In case you missed it, today is National Voter Registration Day. Use our online voter registration tool to make extra sure you're registered, fill out a form, or ask your friends and family to register.

 
HRC Endorsements in Iowa! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Human Rights Campaign PAC   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 08:00

With less than two months remaining before Election Day, the Human Rights Campaign is announcing our endorsement of a slate of federal candidates in Iowa. These individuals have a strong record of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and we’re pleased to endorse them in this cycle.

For United States Senate:
Bruce Braley

For United States Congress:
Pat Murphy, D-IA-1
Congressman David Loebsack D-IA-2
Staci Appel, D-IA-3
Jim Mowrer, D-IA-4

A mid-term election year always presents unique challenges at the ballot box. HRC will be on the ground in Iowa working to make sure that voters who support our issues get to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for our endorsed candidates. We hope you'll check out these candidates and their campaigns and get involved over the next six weeks. One of HRC's strength is the power of our membership. Your time can make a huge difference in the outcome of these races.

Every vote counts. Let's get it done.

 
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