And now a word from Senator Rob Hogg, Senate Democratic Leader
Cedar Rapids, Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m., “Ask Your Senator” – join me to learn more about what state government does and how the legislative process works in the second floor conference room at the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. Link for more details and to invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944697262518155/
Cedar Rapids, Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m., Social Hour with Liz Bennett – join me and Representative Liz Bennett for a social hour at the new Backpocket Pilot Pub, 415 Third Street SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids. Link for more details and to invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712817535426863/
Muscatine, Thursday, September 28, 7:00 p.m., Democratic Progressive Caucus – join me at the Muscatine Environmental Learning Center, 3300 Cedar Street, in Muscatine. Link for more details and to invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/2130031790563176/
Boone, Friday, September 29, 5:00 p.m., Annual Brown-Woodard Awards Dinner – join me and the Boone County Democrats at Tic-Toc Restaurant, 716 Keeler Street, in Boone. Tickets required. Link for more details and to invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708452719188469/
Des Moines, Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m., Operation Buttercup “Grown-Up Capitol Field Trip” – Join me along with Senator Janet Petersen, Senator Matt McCoy, and Representative Marti Anderson to learn more about legislative advocacy, meeting in Room 116 at the Iowa State Capitol. Link for more details and to invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/124764054929760/
Des Moines, Saturday, September 30, noon to 4:00 p.m., Polk County Steak Fry – join me at this event at the Des Moines Water Works Park. Tickets required. Link for more details and to invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894991410757960/
Iowa City, Friday, October 6, 8:00 p.m., “Political Party Live Gubernatorial Candidate Program” – Join me after the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade at the historic Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., in downtown Iowa City for the Political Party Live Bloc Party featuring seven Democratic candidates for Governor. Link for more details and to invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796256360665365/
Okoboji, Sunday, October 15, 12:30 p.m., “Okoboji Brunch with Senator Rob Hogg” – Please join me for brunch at the Arrowwood Resort, 1405 Highway 71 North, Okoboji. Coffee will be provided. If you want to eat, minimum cost is $15 payable to “Citizens for Rob Hogg” and reservations are required by Sunday, October 8. Send me an email and let me know. Link for more details and to invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/115981575765911/
Advocacy Item for the Week
Please call Senator Ernst (202-224-3254) and Senator Grassley (202-224-3744) to urge them to stop the partisan attack on health care, to work with Democrats to improve health care, and to support the disaster relief, recovery, and prevention of future damage that is so urgently needed for so many people affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the drought and western wildfires.
And one last reminder from Senator Hogg: Don’t forget, campaigns cost money.
Fundraising is an essential part of the comeback Democrats need in the 2018 elections. It costs money to run campaign operations and, most importantly, to communicate with busy and independent voters, especially for state legislative races that do not get as much media coverage as other races.
Please take a moment and figure out what you can afford to contribute over the next 13 months to finance Democratic campaigns for the state legislature, both House and Senate, as well as Congressional and gubernatorial campaigns. Your financial support is critical to allow Democrats to compete statewide and give Iowa voters a choice in the 2018 elections.