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The University of Iowa Democrats


Upcoming Organizing for America (OFA) Events!

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2009

Speak Up and Speak Out: Using Media to Build Support

Join OFA volunteers for a training that will provide a brief background on different forms of media and how this medium can be used to build support on the important issues facing our communities. All are welcome to attend!

Time: Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Ohio State Room (IMU)

OFA Strategy Meeting - Iowa City (Health Care Organizing Event)

Join Organizing for America Iowa for a Strategy Session in Iowa City! This will be a chance for staff and local volunteers to have a discussion about OFA’s very exciting legislative and electoral plan for 2010. As an organization, OFA has come a long way in the past year. This Strategy Session is the time to bring those lessons together and look to the future in developing our aggressive plan to lead OFA and President Obama forward in 2010. Hope to see you there!

Time: Monday, March 1 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Ohio State Room (IMU)

Take it to the Streets: Community Organizing for Change

Join OFA volunteers for a training emphasizing the use of community organizing to affect social change. Trainees will gain an understanding of why OFA uses the techniques we use by exploring the historical development of community organizing and practicing key concepts that have kept community organizing viable. All are welcome to attend!

Time: Wednesday, March 10 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Ohio State Room (IMU)

Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk: Winning on the Issues by Talking to Neighbors

Join OFA volunteers for a training designed to teach volunteers why and how we use neighbor to neighbor contact as the core element of our organizing program. Trainees will gain a broader understanding of how citizen contact makes a difference and helps us win in issue organizing, as well as specific skills to lead and participate in effective citizen contact events.

Time: Wednesday, March 24 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Ohio State Room (IMU)


Feel free to stop by any of the events. They of course are free of charge, and provide a great opportunity for Young Democrats to learn more about campaigning.



Governor Culver in Iowa City

Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2009

Governor Culver will be in Iowa City Friday morning at the ripe hour of 8am. His location is your own Hamburg Inn. Governor Culver will be doing his best to rally up the base and start establishing support amongst the many residents of Johnson County.

Stop by for some breakfast, and make sure to pledge your support to the Governor's 2010 reelection bid!

Author David Ploufee in Iowa City

Posted: Friday, November 6, 2009

David Plouffe will read from his new book The Audacity to Win at the Englert Theatre this Thursday November 12 @ 8PM.

Tickets are available at Prairie Lights when you buy a book and the day of the event at the Englert. You must buy a book in order to attend. You will receive 2 general admission tickets when you purchase the book.

University Democrats featured in Campus Progress!

Posted: Friday, November 6, 2009

Great job on the coverage Udems. This battle is ours to win!

U of I Students Rally for Real Health Care Reform

By misspronounced - Oct 27th, 2009 at 6:34 pm EDT

It was in Iowa that legions of students and young people came out to support then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election. Nearly a year later, during the University of Iowa's homecoming parade on October 9th, students and members of the local community used the same kind of grassroots student activism to demonstrate their commitment to health care reform. Following the parade, students held a rally where they collected over 150 signatures for a petition. The actions were part of a week-long educational campaign on health care reform for U of I students and community members organized by University of Iowa Democrats.

Joining the U of I Democrats were the Johnson County Democrats, Congressman Dave Loebsack, and U.S. Senate candidates Bob Krause and Tom Fiegen, among many other activists and supporters of health care reform. The University of Iowa Democrats were pleased with the turnout, and consider the event a huge success. Check out some pictures from the event below!

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City Council Election Satellite Voting

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Date: October 27th to November 3rd

Locations vary by day, see website

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