A word from Senate Democrats Leader Rob Hogg
With the conclusion of the awful 2017 legislative session, my attention is turning toward raising money, recruiting candidates, and helping Iowans get organized for the biggest political comeback in Iowa’s history in 2018 and a better future for all Iowans.
A Renewed Spirit of Citizenship in Iowa
As I said in my official Closing Day speech, “the Republican majority dedicated this session to addressing fake problems, with an anti-worker, anti-women, anti-family agenda that hurts Iowans.”
I explained in more detail what the problems were, but I also added a hopeful note. “Because of the attacks on workers, women, families, students, minorities, and all voters, we are already seeing the greatest re-awakening of democracy that Iowa has ever seen.”
I called on Iowans to “join together with a renewed sense of citizenship, to sit at our table of democracy, to participate, to reach out, to listen, to speak up, and to serve, so that together we can build a safer and healthier future, with broad prosperity and more opportunity, for all Iowans.”
To read the full speech, visit this link
You are an essential part of this brighter future. Please let me know if you are interested in running for office or if you want to help a campaign or the party so we can take back the majority in 2018, un-do the damage caused by the Republican majority, and build a better future for all Iowans.
Contribute Generously – Iowa Senate Democrats’ Fundraiser May 2
I do need to raise money for my own re-election and to help Iowa Senate Democrats across our state. The Republican leader in the Iowa Senate raised over $2 million in the 2015-16 cycle ($2,016,268 to be exact), so I need to do as well to help Iowa Senate Democrats re-take the majority.
The Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund is holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, May 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Star Bar, 2811 Ingersoll Avenue, in Des Moines. Please attend if you are available and in the area, and share our event page on social media:
If you cannot attend, you can still contribute by check made payable to “Senate Majority Fund,” Iowa Senate Democrats, 5661 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321, or contribute online
You can also contribute directly to my campaign committee by sending a check made payable to “Citizens for Rob Hogg,” P.O. Box 1361, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, or by contributing online here.
Thanks in advance for your ongoing financial support, and please let me know if you would like to help organize or host a fundraising event in your community.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one or more of these upcoming events:
Hiawatha, Linn County Democratic Central Committee, Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. – I will be speaking to the Linn County Democrats about the 2017 legislative session as part of our regular monthly meeting this Wednesday at the Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons Street, in Hiawatha.
Clinton, Pints and Politics with Senator Rita Hart, Thursday, April 27, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – I will be attending Senator Rita Hart’s “pints and politics” event at the Mezcal 2 , 1841 Lincoln Highway, in Clinton, this Thursday. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Iowa City, “Take Back Iowa Senate” Fundraiser for Joe Bolkcom, Friday, April 28, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Senator Joe Bolkcom is hosting a fundraiser this Friday at the Sanctuary, 405 S. Gilbert, in Iowa City, with his special guest, Senator Nate Boulton, possible candidate for Governor. (I cannot attend this because of a prior commitment to speak to the Workers Memorial Day in Cedar Rapids.) For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Des Moines, Peoples Climate March-Justice, Jobs, Clean Energy, Saturday, April 29, 1:00 p.m. – Join me at the Peoples Climate March-Iowa for justice, jobs, and clean energy at the State Capitol this Saturday. To find other nearby climate marches, including Maquoketa, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, Omaha, and Lacrosse, visit: https://peoplesclimate.org/sister-marches/
Fairfield, Jefferson County Dems’ Spaghetti Dinner & Climate Trivia, Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. –
I will be speaking at the Jefferson County Democrats’ annual spaghetti dinner at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., in Fairfield, featuring climate change trivia and a pie auction. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Davenport Eastside & Bettendorf Democrats Meetup, Sunday, April 30, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – I will be attending this meeting at the Baked Beer & Bread Company, 1113 Mound St., in Davenport, with citizens who want to elect a Democrat in Senate District 47 in 2018. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Des Moines West Side Democrats, Monday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. – I plan to attend the West Side Democrats’ regular meeting at Zimm’s Food and Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll Ave., in Des Moines. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Des Moines, Iowa Senate Democrats Majority Fund Fundraiser, Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Please join me and other Iowa Senate Democrats for our post-session fundraiser at the Star Bar, 2811 Ingersoll Avenue, in Des Moines. Suggested minimum contribution is $26. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Johnson County Democrats’ Hall of Fame Dinner, Saturday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. – Join me for the Johnson County Democrats’ Hall of Fame at the Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Drive, in Coralville. Tickets are $25 per person. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Polk County Dems Spring Dinner with Amy Klobuchar, Sunday, May 7, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Please join me, State Representative Mark Smith, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota for the Polk County Democrats’ annual spring dinner at Forte, 615 3rd St., in Des Moines. Tickets are $50 per person. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Boone County Democrats “Picnic for the People,” Saturday, June 3, noon to 3:00 p.m. – Please join me for the “Picnic for the People” at the McHose Park Shelter House in Boone for this event. (This is the same day that Senator Ernst is holding her Republican “Roast and Ride” in Boone.) Let’s build a big crowd for this picnic. Suggested contribution is $10 per person. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Moravia, Seven County Rally, Saturday, June 3, 5:00 p.m. – I am planning to attend this event as Democrats from across southern Iowa come together for a seven-county rally at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 E. North St., in Moravia in Appanoose County. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/
Senator Rob Hogg
Senate Democratic Leader
Rob Hogg is a state senator from Cedar Rapids and the new Democratic leader in the Iowa Senate. He is serving his third term after two terms in the Iowa House. He believes the answer to all our problems in Des Moines and Washington is a renewed spirit of citizenship that uplifts our democracy and makes life better for our citizens. Don’t quit and we won’t quit. Get involved and stay involved.
Iowa Senate Democrats’ Majority Fund
For additional events, visit www.robhogg.org