From the desk of Senator Rob Hogg:
This is a critical time for final campaign fundraising so candidates can plan for what we can afford in the last six weeks of the campaign. Please contribute generously to my campaign committee, “Citizens for Rob Hogg,” or the campaign committees for your favorite state legislative candidates.
If you are in or near Des Moines, you can bring a contribution to my fundraiser there this Thursday, September 27, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Big Al’s BBQ, 1810 Army Post Road, adjacent to the Ramada Inn at the intersection of Army Post Road and Fleur Drive.
You can also contribute by mailing a check to “Citizens for Rob Hogg,” P.O. Box 1361, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, or contribute online at www.robhogg.org. Please contribute generously as you are able.
My fundraiser follows the annual conference of the Iowa Environmental Council at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines which I am also attending. The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the conference are $25 for students, $65 for members, and $90 for nonmembers.
For more details, and to register for the conference, please visit:
Events in Fort Dodge (Sept. 26), Mount Vernon (Sept. 29), and Dubuque (Oct. 4)
Day of Action & Fundraiser for John O’Brien, Fort Dodge, Wednesday, Sept. 26 – I will be joining John O’Brien, our state senate candidate in Iowa Senate District 5, to canvass starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Webster County Democratic headquarters, 1605 1st Ave. North, followed by a cook-out fundraiser for John’s campaign at 6:15 p.m. If you can’t attend, you can contribute at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/families-for-o-brien-1
Day of Action for Christian Andrews, Mount Vernon, Saturday, Sept. 29, noon – I will be joining members of the Iowa State Education Association to canvass for Christian Andrews, our candidate for state representative in Iowa House District 95, starting at noon from 610 5th Ave. North, in Mount Vernon.
Pam Jochum’s Mississippi River Cruise Fundraiser, Thursday, Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m. – I will be joining Senator Pam Jochum and her special guest, Charlotte Hubbell, for Pam’s annual Mississippi River cruise fundraiser boarding at Catfish Charlie’s, 1630 E. 16th St., in Dubuque. Boarding starts around 4:00 p.m., followed by the cruise from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a post-cruise reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $100. Post-cruise reception only has a suggested contribution of $35. Send me an email if you plan to attend and I will let Pam know.
Calendar of Upcoming Cedar Rapids Events
I am out door-knocking in Cedar Rapids regularly, so say hello if you see me. I also hope you can join me at one or more of these upcoming events in Cedar Rapids.
Coe College Democrats, Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. – I will be attending the Coe College Democrats’ meeting at Hickok Hall in Room 207. Please encourage Coe College students to attend.
HOPE Walk, Saturday, September 29, 9:30 a.m. – I will be attending the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and joining the walk at 10:00 a.m. at Cherry Hill Park, 341 Stoney Point Road NW, to help remember those who died from suicide, support survivors, raise awareness, and support prevention.
Down Syndrome Walk, Sunday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. – I will be attending the opening ceremonies for this event at 10:30 a.m. and joining the walk at 11:00 a.m. for the Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association behind the Sag Wagon, 827 Shaver Road NE, along Cedar Lake.
Kirsten Running-Marquardt Fundraiser with Jeff Merkley, Sunday, September 30, 5:00 p.m. – I will be attending this fundraiser for Kirsten at Hacienda Las Glorias, 715 1st Ave. SW, along with her special guest, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
Rob Hogg Legislative Issue School, Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Join me for my “legislative issue school” in the technology classroom at the downtown Cedar Rapids public library, 450 5th Ave. SE. No food or refreshments are allowed in the technology classroom.
Women’s March to the Polls, Monday, October 8, 11:45 a.m. – I will be joining the “Women’s March to the Polls” on the first day of early voting, gathering outside the New Bo City Market, 1100 3rd St. SE, and walking to the Jean Oxley Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, where Linn County voters will be able to vote in the 2018 general elections.
Iowa Senate District 33 Candidate Forum, Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. – The League of Women Voters of Linn County is sponsoring a candidate forum for the other candidate and myself in Beems Auditorium at the downtown Cedar Rapids public library.
Together, with a renewed spirit of citizenship, we can stop and reverse the damage being done to our state, and build a better future for all Iowans.
Senator Rob Hogg