Important information from ProgressIowa
Everyone has heard of Chuck Grassley’s 99 County Tour, right? It’s hard not to, as much as he talks about it.
But there’s a funny thing about that claim: most of his county events are private and not open to public audiences. Progress Iowa’s recent research shows Grassley hasn’t held a public event in 8 of Iowa’s 10 largest counties in 6 years! The counties he’s avoided hearing from the general public in make up 45% of the state’s population.
That’s why we’re renaming Grassley’s annual tour the Fake Grassley. He has established a pattern of hiding from Iowa’s most-populated areas where constituents might be more likely to disagree with him.
Grassley events for Thursday and Friday, July 28 – 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Washington County Courthouse
224 West Main Street
Friday, July 29, 2016
3:15 p.m.-4:15 pm.
232 2nd Street
Check on our new FakeGrassley.com website to see just how far and share it: How Far Away Are You From Senator Grassley’s Town Hall?
And then afterward read our full report on the Fake Grassley to see how few times he’s held a public event in your county.
To give you an idea of how much Grassley avoids Iowa’s largest counties, here’s his record for the top 10:
Scott: 2 (none since May 2012)
Black Hawk: 0
Pottawattamie: 1 (none since August 2011)
- Dallas: 0
If Grassley’s town hall on Friday is near you, head on over to tell him how you feel about his historic Supreme Court obstruction!
Here is the link to Grassley’s calendar: