|Fundraisers in Des Moines (June 19) and Cedar Rapids (June 21),
Plus Events in Corning (June 15), Fort Dodge (June 17), West Des Moines (June 20), and Hiawatha (June 24)
Join Liz Bennett, Art Staed, & me for our “Summer Solstice Fundraiser,” Thursday, June 21, 6 to 8 pm, Dublin City Pub, 415 1st St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Thanks to everyone who participated in last weekend’s “Weekend of Action” and to all of you who have been participating, volunteering, and contributing to our Democratic candidates this year.
This is an invitation to two upcoming fundraisers for my campaign committee, Citizens for Rob Hogg, and an invitation to other events to support Democratic candidates in Corning (June 15), Fort Dodge (June 17), West Des Moines (June 20), and Hiawatha (June 24).
On Tuesday, June 19, I am having a fundraising event in Des Moines with state senate candidate (and current state representative) Todd Taylor of Cedar Rapids at Tumea and Sons, 1501 SE 1st Street. Todd will be there by 4:00 p.m., and I expect to get there by 5:00 p.m. The event will go to 6:00 p.m.
Then, on Thursday, June 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., I am holding a “Summer Solstice Fundraiser” with State Reps. Liz Bennett and Art Staed at Dublin City Pub, 415 1st St. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids on the riverfront.
We are calling our Summer Solstice Fundraiser “our biggest fundraiser ever on the longest day of the year.” Refreshments will be provided. Cash bar. Parking is free in downtown Cedar Rapids after 6:00 p.m. Please come support our campaigns. For more details, and to invite your friends, visit:
I hope you can join us for one of these events. To date, I have received 612 contributions since January 1, 2017. I am hoping to get to 1,000 contributions before November. Whether it is $20 or $2,000, every contribution is a symbol of support and will help ensure that I have the resources I need to win my re-election campaign in November.
If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, please mail checks to “Citizens for Rob Hogg” to P.O. Box 1361, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, or contribute online at:
It is important to contribute early so candidates can plan the final months of their campaigns. Our next campaign finance reporting deadline is Saturday, July 14. Please contribute before that deadline as you are able. Here is a Facebook event page you can share about the campaign finance deadline:
Thanks for your support. Together, with a renewed spirit of citizenship, we can build a better future for all Iowans.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Western Iowa Trip to Lake Icaria (June 15) and Fort Dodge (June 17)
My daughter and I are taking a trip “out west” for Father’s Day weekend, i.e., to Western Iowa.
On Friday, June 15, we will be helping Denise O’Brien with her campaign kickoff for state representative in Iowa House District 21 (Union, Adams, Cass, and Pottawattamie Counties) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Shelter at Lake Icaria State Park near Corning. Sara Ramsey, our candidate for state senate in Iowa Senate District 11, will also be there. For more details, visit:
On Sunday, June 17, starting at 5:00 p.m., we will be helping John O’Brien with a “Father’s Day Social” at his home, 2221 22nd Ave. North, in Fort Dodge. John is state senate candidate in Iowa Senate District 5 in Webster, Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Calhoun Counties. He is a strong advocate for education, farmers and workers, and natural resources. For details, visit:
If you live in or near Corning and Fort Dodge, or if you just want to take an Iowa “stay-cation,” please join us for these events.
Volunteer Training with Claire Celsi and Kristin Sunde in West Des Moines (June 20)
On Wednesday, June 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m., I will be conducting a volunteer training with Claire Celsi, candidate for state senate in Iowa Senate District 21, and Kristin Sunde, candidate for state representative in Iowa House District 42, at the West Des Moines Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway.
This training is especially for first-time or new volunteers who want to get more involved. After the training, I will be going out door-to-door with one of our “Blue Wave” participants to support these two great candidates. For details, visit:
After door-knocking with Kristin and Claire, I am planning to attend a “Flip It” fundraiser for Kenan Judge, candidate for state representative in Iowa House District 44, at Cooney’s Tavern, 3708 Beaver Ave., in Des Moines. This event is Wednesday, June 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more details, visit:
Volunteer with Eric Gjerde in Hiawatha (June 24)
On Sunday, June 24, starting at 2:00 p.m. from Karma Coffee Café, 1725 Boyson Road, in Hiawatha, I will be joining our candidate for state representative, Eric Gjerde, to door-knock with one of our “Blue Wave” participants. For more details, visit:
As always, I hope this information is helpful. This election is critical to stop and reverse the damage the Republican majority has been doing to working families, education, health care, public safety, seniors, and natural resources. With a renewed spirit of citizenship, we can stop and reverse the damage and build a better future for all Iowans.
Senator Rob Hogg