Coming off Phil Miller’s big special election win in Iowa House District 82 in southeast Iowa, there is still time to join in, reach out, and speak up over the final weekend of the Summer of Citizenship.
Iowa’s Third Congressional District Democrats are holding a workshop this Saturday, August 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Atlantic High School, 1201 E. 14th Street, in Atlantic. This is another great opportunity to learn more about issues, organizing, and campaigns. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
I won’t be able to attend the Third District workshop because I have a full schedule this weekend with events in Iowa City, Webster City, Lohrville, Steamboat Rock, and Grinnell. Please join me at one or more of these events:
Webster City, Health Care Forum, Saturday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. – This “Health Care Forum – With or Without Steve King,” is at Webster Middle School, 1101 Des Moines St., in Webster City. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Lohrville, Calhoun County Democrats’ Fundraiser, Saturday, August 26, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Calhoun County Democrats are hosting this fundraising event at the EMS Building in Lohrville. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Steamboat Rock, Iowa River Forum in Hardin County, Sunday, August 27, noon to 2:00 p.m. – I am helping to facilitate this forum on water issues at the Pine Lake State Park day-use lodge, off of County Road S-56 south of Steamboat Rock. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Grinnell, Poweshiek County Democrats’ Annual Picnic, Sunday, August 27, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Annual picnic at Merrill Park, 802 West St., in Grinnell. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Please join me for my “fall fundraising kickoff” on Wednesday, September 6, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sag Wagon, 827 Shaver Road NE, in Cedar Rapids. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
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 here.
Other Upcoming Events
Coralville, Bob Dvorsky Annual Birthday Party, Friday, September 8, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Senator Dvorsky’s annual birthday fundraiser at Fireside Shelter in Morrison Park in Coralville. For more details, visit the link.
Davenport, Iowa-Iowa State Watch Party with Martin O’Malley, Saturday, September 9, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Join Senator Jim Lykam and myself in welcoming former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley back to Iowa to watch the Hawkeyes and the Cyclones at the Jersey Grille, 5255 Jersey Ridge Road, in Davenport. Suggested contribution is $25 or more. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Maquoketa, Senator Tod Bowman Fundraiser with Martin O’Malley, Saturday, September 9, 4:00 p.m. – Join Senator Tod Bowman and myself with Martin O’Malley at Timber Lanes, 1005 E. Platt St., in Maquoketa. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link
Dubuque County Democratic Hall of Fame, Saturday, September 9, 5:00 p.m. (reception), 6:00 p.m. (dinner) – I will be attending the Hall of Fame at the Diamond Jo Casino, 301 Bell St., in Dubuque. Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased before August 31. For details, and to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/365973673820284/
North Liberty, Kevin Kinney Fundraiser with Martin O’Malley, Sunday, September 10, noon to 2:00 p.m. – Join Senator Kevin Kinney and myself with Martin O’Malley at Rocky O’Brien’s Public House, 720 Pacha Parkway, in North Liberty. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Des Moines, Progress Iowa Corn Feed, Sunday, September 10, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. – I may not be able to attend this year, but this event will feature U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon (who I would really like to meet). It takes place at the Simon Estes Amphitheatre, 75 E. Locust Street, in Des Moines. Tickets are $30 per person. For details, and to invite friends, visit the link.
Des Moines, Senate Democratic Women in Leadership Fundraiser, Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Fundraising event featuring Senators Amanda Ragan, Janet Petersen, Liz Mathis, Pam Jochum, and Rita Hart at the Davis Brown Law Firm, 215 10th St. Suite 1300, Des Moines. For details, visit the link.
I hope you are able to attend one or more of these events, and please keep joining in, reaching out, and speaking up throughout the year.
Joni Ernst Town Halls:
Thursday, Sept. 21st @1:00 pm, Charles City Schools North Grand Auditorium, Charles City
Friday, Sept. 22nd @2:30 pm, IMU, Iowa City
Friday, Sept. 22nd @7:30 am, Wayne Comm. High School, Corydon
Bill of Rights Brunch (ACLU of Iowa)
Public · Hosted by ACLU of Iowa
Saturday, September 23 at 10 AM – 12:30, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines
Ticket Information: action.aclu.orgOne Iowa, the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) advocacy organization, will host its 1st Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in both central and eastern Iowa in October:
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