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Polk County Iowa Steak Fry Update

September 21, 2019
12:00 PM
Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Pkwy., Des Moines
Get your tickets at [link:http://polksteakfry.com|]

From Sean Bagniewski, Polk County Democratic Party Chair...
It wouldn’t be a weekly email if we didn’t have a Steak Fry update. We were excited to see tickets purchased from Washington, Missouri, and New Jersey this past week. We even had a purchase from an American family living abroad in the United Kingdom (now joining Germany, Japan, and Sweden in our international map). We were just as proud that Congressman Beto O’Rourke agreed to be our 20thheadliner for the Steak Fry. Our last Steak Fry invitation now is with Senator Bernie Sanders and we’re working with his team to confirm his attendance as soon as possible. After we determine whether he can make it, we’ll draw the lineup for speakers and print up posters to blast across Polk County. If you want to help save us a little effort, please be sure to buy your ticket now at www.polksteakfry.com.

How the 2020 Candidates are Staffing Up in Iowa

Campaign staffers can start or continue their national careers in Iowa. Maybe you've met or worked with some of the people mentioned in the article below.

From The Iowa Starting Line... [link:https://iowastartingline.com/2019/02/28/how-the-2020-candidates-are-staffing-up-in-iowa/|

50th Anniversary Events for Tinker vs Des Moines Board of Education

Sponsored by ACLU of Iowa, one of the activities will be on CSPAN...

During the Vietnam War, 13-year-old Mary Beth and 16-year-old John Tinker were suspended from their Des Moines schools for wearing black armbands to protest the war. With the help of the ACLU of Iowa, they sued and changed the course of student free speech forever.

On February 24, 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Tinker v. Des Moines. As the Court famously wrote, a student's freedom of expression should not end at the schoolhouse gate.

Now Mary Beth and John will be back in Iowa to celebrate with a series of events in public schools, colleges, and more. Join us for an event near you!

Here's the link to all the activities: [link: https://tinkertourusa.org/tourinfo/tinker-turns-50/|



Media always finds repug voters to chat with even in deep blue cities

On MSNBC's Steph Ruhl a couple of minutes ago...reporter at a coffee shop, in the heart of deep blue Des Moines, managed to interview two voters - an independent who likes Schultz and a anti-choice Republican who likes Trump. Reporters are rarely interested in talking with Dems but they sure can find non-Dems in every coffee shop and small town diner.

Of course, they never talk to Dems in red areas.

Good thing the Dems are organizing and not sitting around coffee shops.




Watch Des Moines superintendent, wife sing snow day announcement with 'All in the Family' parody

[link:https://twitter.com/DMschools/status/1087687534786891778|

Max Rose (D-NY) on Andrea Mitchell just now

Won't vote for Pelosi (and implying it is because he is anti-corruption), says there are good leaders on both sides of the aisle, says he won't back down from any of his campiagn promises because he keeps his word.

New Yorkers - Is he always so hyper and negative toward Dem leadership?

Frightening poll results about Iowa Republicans

I live in Des Moines surrounded by Dems so the survey results of Iowa repugs is scary. They really do live in a alternate reality, fed by right-wing talk radio and right-wing churches.

[link:https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2018/12/17/trump-iowa-republicans-2020-election-white-house-democrats-campaign-romney-sasse-rubio-kasich-flake/2312476002/|]

This quote, from a Special Ed teacher, shows how immoral right-wing Christians are.

"Poll respondent Nicole Clark, 31, of Indianola is a special education teacher in suburban Des Moines (aka Waukee) and a registered Republican. She said she definitely supports Trump’s re-election, but thinks challengers should be welcomed. “I am a conservative Christian, and I feel like he will stand up to some of the liberals’ moral agenda,” Clark remarked. “Yes, the liberal agenda is to take God out of everything.”

Polk County (IA) - How they did it....

That margin of 35,009 votes meant Cindy Axne got elected to Congress, even though the Republicans kept every other county in the 3rd District red. It meant that we flipped Republican seats in the suburbs for Karin Derry, Jennifer Konfrst, Heather Matson, and Kristin Sunde. It meant that we helped elect Michael Fitzgerald, Tom Miller, and Rob Sand to statewide office. And it meant that we held on to every incumbent seat in Polk County.

So, how’d it happen? First, we had exceptional candidates. All four of the pick-up races were women and the women of Polk County were more mobilized than ever before. The volunteer campaign teams behind these candidates were some of the sharpest I’ve ever seen. We’ll spend the next several months talking to those teams about what they did well, how we can even better support them, and how we can replicate their results.

The new Polk County Democratic Party helped those numbers too. Our aggressive voter registration efforts helped us beat the Republicans in 3rd District registration in October. Our countywide mailer brought in thousands of absentee ballots. Our 19 billboards on Election Day directed voters to our Polk County homepage which had every polling site in Polk County along with the number for our Polk County hotline (ie my cell phone number). Our three day ballot chase operation with more than 100 volunteers made more than 7,000 calls, picked up every ballot, transported every voter, and answered countless questions in several different languages.
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Sean Bagniewski
Polk County Democratic Party Chair

Polk County (IA) 2018 Midterm margin beat the 2008 and 2012 Presidential margins!

"35,009. That’s how many more Democratic than Republican votes came out of Polk County for the Governor’s race on Tuesday night. It’s the highest margin from Polk County in our history. Although it wasn’t enough to overcome numbers in the rest of the state, it blew the doors off our historical numbers for both gubernatorial races AND presidential years. That means we even beat the margins that President Barack Obama carried Polk County with in both 2008 and 2012
Polk County Democratic Margin Over Republicans (Presidential or Gubernatorial)
2018: 35,009 (gubernatorial)
2016: 26,312 (presidential)
2014: -8,586 (gubernatorial)
2012: 32,369 (presidential)
2010: -538 (gubernatorial)
2008: 31,316 (presidential)
2006: 21,075 (gubernatorial)
2004: 9,390 (presidential)
2002: 20,377 (gubernatorial)
2000: 9,688 (presidential)"

I'm so proud of our Polk county Dems.

Sen. Cory Booker fires up Iowa Democrats: 'It is a time to get up, to rise up, to speak up'

"U.S. Sen. Cory Booker repeatedly brought more than 1,100 Iowa Democrats to their feet Saturday night with a rousing call to get their party and country back on track.
The New Jersey Democrat, a possible 2020 presidential candidate, used a preacher’s cadence to fire up activists at a Des Moines fundraiser for the state party.
"Stay faithful. Stay faithful. Stay faithful," he said, quoting a mantra he learned from a mentor in a subsidized housing complex in Newark."

Article here: [link:https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/07/iowa-sen-cory-booker-democrats-speech-2016-election-donald-trump-iowa-caucuses-president/1552663002/|

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