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Let’s go caucus Jan. 21

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 9:58 a.m. CDT

From Monica McCarthy, Union County Democratic Chairman/Iowa Democratic Party Central Committee


On Tuesday, Jan. 21, voters across Iowa will gather with friends and neighbors for the annual Iowa caucus. It is about folks coming together with friends and neighbors from all different backgrounds to fight for the values that are important to our communities and moving Iowa into the future.

When Democrats come together to caucus on Jan. 21, we will be working together to protect our communities, educate our children, and make our state a better place. The willingness to stand for our beliefs and tackle the issues that are most important to us is the reason we go out and caucus every year.

The caucuses are the beginning of the election cycle. There is much at stake for Iowa’s future in 2014. This caucus will help us decide what direction we want our state and our nation to go. The things that matter to us, and that matter to our families, are all on the table this year.

This election in the fall of 2014 is critical for the future of all lowans. We will elect a new senator and congressman to represent Iowa in Washington, D.C. At the state level, governor and all elected state officials will be chosen by voters this November. Your representatives in both the state House and state Senate are up for election.

The spirit of common purpose embodied in the Iowa caucuses is a reflection of what we stand for in the Iowa Democratic Party. Iowa Democrats will work together to elect proud progressives that will continue to rebuild security for the middle class. Democrats want to give everyone a fair shot by standing for equality and unity.

Caucusing on Jan. 21 is the best way to be an active participant in the Iowa Democratic Party’s platform and agenda. By getting folks involved now, Democrats can build a strong grassroots organization and will ensure we have volunteers and supporters in every part of the state.

Get out and caucus on Tuesday, Jan. 21 to make sure that Iowa remains a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, and to make sure that you have a say in Iowa’s future.

Caucus locations can be located at this website:

Union County Democrats will meet at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Room 220, at 7 p.m.

The caucus will be preceded by a soup supper starting at 6 p.m. All family members are welcome to attend.

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