Weekend Progressive Events: #noKXL Rally In Ames

forwarad on climate changeSunday, February 17
1:00pm until 2:00pm

Brookside Park, Ames Iowa

On Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans are heading to Washington, D.C. to join the action urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. If you can’t make it to D.C., please join us for a solidarity rally in Ames.

We will meet at Brookside Park at 1pm. This is a family-friendly event. Please bring your families and tell your friends. There will be a 10 minute talk about why we owe it to our children to address climate change now, and there will be a petition to sign asking President Obama not to approve the pipeline. There will also be a letter for kids to sign. We hope to see you there!

Let’s hold President Obama to the promise he made during his inauguration speech: ” We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”


Weekend Legislative Forums

Iowa has a unique tradition of legislators meeting with the public during the weekends. This is a great opportunity for people to question the people who are making the laws. We encourage you to go because it is also a great opportunity for legislators to hear the views of their constituents.

The only list we could find is on the website for the Iowa Democratic senators. Where the senators appear, generally the representatives are there also. The full schedule is here listed by date and then alphabetically by senator’s last name:

There are many issues this year which need our input. I know that when we attend, there is a house full of Republicans. So please attend if you can just let them know you support him or her.    – Dave Bradley

Scott County Democrats RED, WHITE AND BLUE BANQUET
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Expo Building • Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, IA
5:30 pm cocktails  – Russ Reyman Trio
6:30 Dinner & Program

 Invited Guests Include

•  Senator Tom Harkin
•  Congressman Bruce Braley and
•  Congressman Dave Loebsack
•  Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
•  Iowa Senator Mike Gronstal      •  Iowa Senator Jack Hatch
•  Iowa Senator Rob Hogg
•  Iowa Senator Jeff Danielson
•  Iowa Democratic Chair, Representative Tyler Olson
•  Candidate for Secretary of State Brad Anderson




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