Big Week Ahead For Democrats Campaigning In Iowa

Like a swarm of minimum wage-raising locusts, Democratic candidates will barnstorm Iowa cities over the next five days, hitting many Labor Day-related events. Bernie Sanders is first up with a two-day swing through mostly eastern and southeastern Iowa. Martin O’Malley lands in the state on Saturday for a three-day, nine-stop tour, checking in on central and eastern Iowa. And finally, Hillary Clinton returns to the state to campaign at several Labor Day rallies and organizing events, doing six visits on Sunday and Monday.

Here’s the list of events Starting Line has gotten from their campaigns (please note a few are invite-only):

Bernie Sanders

Thursday, September 3
2 p.m.Grinnell Town Meeting, Central Park, Grinnell
Information for the public: Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

5 p.m.Ottumwa Campaign Headquarters Opening, 105 N. Court Street, Ottumwa

7:30 p.m.Burlington Town Meeting, Livestock Arena, Des Moines County Fairgrounds, West Burlington
Information for the public: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

Friday, September 4
9:30 a.m.Muscatine Latino Roundtable, Muscatine County Boxing Club, 417 Grandview Ave., Muscatine
Information for the public: this event is invite-only.

2 p.m.Meskwaki Nation Town Meeting, Meskwaki Tribal Center, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama
Information for the public: Doors open at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

5 p.m.Cedar Rapids Informational Picket at Penford, 1001 – 1st Street SW, Cedar Rapids
Sponsored by: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (Local 100g), Hawkeye Labor Council, Iowa Federation of Labor

7 p.m.Cedar Rapids Town Meeting, Coe College, The Quad, Cedar Rapids
Information for the public: Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

 

Martin O’Malley

Saturday, September 5th

1:00pm CDT – AFSCME Townhall (private event)

1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA

5:00pm CDT –     Boone County Meet and Greet hosted by Fmr Boone County Supervisor Mike O’Brien

519 SW 4th Street, Ogden, IA

Doors open 4:30pm

7:00pm CDT –     Pints and Politics

Confluence Brewery, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315

Doors open 6:45 pm

 

Sunday, September 6th

1:00pm CDT –    Clinton Labor Congress Picnic

Eagle Point Park, E Deer Creek Road, Clinton, IA

Doors open 12:00 pm

3:00pm CDT –     Cedar County Meet and Greet, hosted by Cedar County Chair Larry Hodgden

210 East 6th Street, Tipton, IA

Doors open 2:30 pm

5:00pm CDT –     Jones County Meet & Greet

Lawrence Community Center, 600 East Main Street, Anamosa, IA

Doors open 4:30 pm

 

Monday, September 7th

10:00am CDT –  Jackson County Labor Day Meet and Greet

Flapjacks Family Restaurant, 101 McKinsey Avenue, Maquoketa, IA

Doors open 9:30 am

12:00pm CDT –   Dubuque Labor Council Labor Day Picnic

Murphy Park, 1700 South Grandview Ave, Dubuque, IA

Doors open 11:30 am

2:30pm CDT –     Iowa City Federation of Labor Picnic

Upper City Park, Shelter #3,  200 East Park Road, Iowa City, IA

Doors open 1:00 pm

 

Hillary Clinton

Sunday, September 6

AFSCME Town Hall (Private event)

WHERE: Des Moines Area Community College, 600 N 2nd Avenue West, Newton, IA

WHEN: 1:00 PM

Organizing event in Newton

WHERE: Uncle Nancy’s Coffee, 114 N 2nd Ave W, Newton, IA

WHEN: 2:30 PM

DOORS OPEN: 1:45 PM

Organizing event in Cedar Rapids

WHERE: Home of State Senator Liz Mathis, 1725 MacKenzie Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

WHEN: 5:30 PM

DOORS OPEN: 4:45 PM

 

Monday, September 7

Annual Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic

WHERE: Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

WHEN: 11:15 AM

NOTE:  Picnic runs 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Quad City Federation of Labor’s Salute to Labor Chicken Fry

WHERE: Illiniwek Park, Rt 84 Hampton, IL

WHEN: 1:30 PM

NOTE:  Chicken Fry runs from immediately after the Labor Day Parade until 4:00pm

Des Moines-Henry County Labor Council Picnic

WHERE: 40 and 8 Park, Burlington, IA

WHEN: 4:00 PM

NOTE: Picnic runs from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

by Pat Rynard
Posted 9/2/15

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