Here’s a word from Senate Democratic leader, Rob Hogg. Check out these upcoming events.
Here’s good news to start the day: Democrat Phil Miller, veterinarian and education advocate, won the special election Tuesday in Iowa House District 82 in Davis, Van Buren, and Jefferson Counties in southeast Iowa by 54% to 44% in a district that Trump won by more than 20% last November.
Here’s even more good news: We have a series of upcoming events where you can join in, reach out, and speak up to help us keep building our momentum.
Together, we can compete in districts across Iowa, take back the majority in the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate, un-do the damage, and get Iowa going in the right direction again. Join me for one or more of these following events:
Thursday, August 10, 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. –
“Cruising to Victory” River Cruise Fundraiser, Catfish Charlie’s, Dubuque
Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque has organized a “cruising to victory” river cruise fundraiser on the Mississippi River in Dubuque on Thursday, August 10. I plan to join her, and hope you can, too.
She will be holding a pre-cruise reception at Catfish Charlie’s, 1630 E. 16th St., in Dubuque, at 4:30 p.m. Please attend and contribute as you are able.
Boarding for the river cruise on the American Lady will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the ship sailing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are required for the river cruise at the $100, $250, and $500 levels. There are a few tickets remaining. Please reserve your spot today by contacting Seth Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get more details, and invite your friends, at:
Friday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. –
“Drive for our Lives” Bus Tour, Mays Island, Cedar Rapids
A national bus tour, “Drive for our Lives,” featuring ordinary Americans who benefit from access to health care, will stop at Plaza Park on Mays Island in downtown Cedar Rapids this Friday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m. to rally support for protecting and expanding health care to cover all Americans.
I will be there, and hope you can join us. If you can’t join us, please keep speaking up with Iowa’s congressional delegation: “Don’t take away health care, expand it to everybody as Trump promised.” For more details, and to invite your friends, visit:
Friday, August 11, 4:00 p.m. –
Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake
The Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake will start at 5:00 p.m. For tickets to the Wing Ding, and other information, visit:
Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City and I are hosting a pre-Wing Ding reception at the Surf District Grill, 619 Buddy Holly Place, in Clear Lake, starting at 4:00 p.m. with special guest, Congressman Eric Swalwell, a Sac City native who represents the 15th district in California. So if you are attending the Wing Ding, come early and join Senator Ragan and myself.
Other Upcoming Events
Cedar Rapids, Saturday, August 19, 1:30 p.m. – City Manager’s “1-Bag Challenge” Summer Cleanup Challenge, starting at 1:30 p.m. from the McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St. SW. For details, visit:
Davenport, Sunday, August 20, 1:00 p.m. – Scott County Democrats’ Summer Picnic, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Duck Creek Lodge, 3300 E. Locust Street. For details, visit:
Luzerne, Sunday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. – Benton County Democrats’ Cookout and Fundraiser at Luzerne City Park, starting at 5:00 p.m. For more details, visit:
Lohrville, Saturday, August 26, 4:30 p.m. – Calhoun County Democrats’ Fundraiser, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the Lohrville EMS Building. For more details, visit:
Eldora, Sunday, August 27, noon to 2:00 p.m. – Iowa River Forum in Hardin County at Pine Lake State Park, east of Eldora and south of Steamboat Rock, in the day-use shelter. For more details, visit:
Grinnell, Sunday, August 27, 4:00 p.m. – Poweshiek County Democrats’ annual picnic, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. For more details, visit:
Cedar Rapids, Rob Hogg Fall Fundraising Kickoff, Wednesday, September 6, 4:30 p.m. – Mark your calendars now for my fundraising event at the Sag Wagon, 827 Shaver Road NE, in Cedar Rapids, on Wednesday, September 6, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. For more details, visit:
Contributions to my campaign committee, “Citizens for Rob Hogg,” are always welcome and needed. You can send a check payable to “Citizens for Rob Hogg” to P.O. Box 1361, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, or contribute online at:
Let’s keep the momentum going – I hope to see you at one or more of these events.
Senator Rob Hogg
Senate Democratic Leader