A guest post from State Representative Liz Bennett.
Nothing says quintessential Iowa summer quite like candidates and corn. Every year Progress Iowa, a statewide advocacy organization, hosts their Corn Feed, a fun-filled event featuring progressive speakers. This year I’m excited that the Corn Feed will move to Cedar Rapids, and I’m pleased to help host the event at Newbo City Market, right here in the district I represent.
The fifth annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed will feature presidential candidates and provide attendees an opportunity to listen to speeches as well as meet and mingle with the candidates. There will be vendor tables and an activist fair featuring progressive organizations and non-profits. And campaigns will have tables so that Iowans can learn more about those running for office.
The event is free and open to all who wish to attend. The program will kick off with live music at 12:00 PM followed by terrific speakers, and finish at 4:00. NewBo will have their usual vendors for dining and shopping, and there will be family-friendly events for guests of all ages.
The Progress Iowa Corn Feed will be a highlight of the summer, and an event you won’t want to miss. I’m proud to welcome Progress Iowa to Cedar Rapids and look forward to seeing you at the 5th annual Corn Feed on Sunday July 14th!
The confirmed list of speakers are:
Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Congressman Eric Swalwell
Congressman Tim Ryan
Fmr. Congressman John Delaney
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
Author Marianne Williamson
by State Representative Liz Bennett