Des Moines – The State Central Committee of the Iowa Democratic Party today elected Derek Eadon to serve as Chair for the 2017-2018 term. While he was a student at the University of Iowa, Derek Eadon started his career in politics as a driver for Art Small’s long shot campaign against Chuck Grassley. In 2006, he was a canvasser and organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. He worked for all three of President Obama’s successful Iowa campaigns, including serving as Iowa General Election Director in 2012. Derek also served as State Director for Organizing for America in Iowa and as the 2010 Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Director.
Des Moines–In response to the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, Iowa Democratic Party, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement:
“President Obama will officially leave the oval office today with a legacy of economic prosperity, inclusiveness and a strong record on national security. We thank him for his service and the dignity with which he has served. We wish the Obama family the best as they make the transition into private life.
“When Donald Trump becomes the nation’s 45th President, we hope that he will recognize and respect the significance and history of the office and govern with grace and with the nation’s best interests at heart. As Americans, we proudly wish our country to progress and prosper.
“It is our hope that Donald Trump and fellow Republican leaders will not use their governing powers to deepen the cultural divide or widen the growing income inequality gap. Donald Trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. He does not have a mandate to implement extreme policies or compromise the delicate balance of foreign relations. As President, it is important that he listens to all Americans, not just those who agree with him.”
Des Moines–In response to Donald Trump’s historically low approval ratings heading into this Friday’s inauguration, Iowa Democratic Party Chair issued the following response:
“After campaigning on a populist message against the Washington establishment, Donald Trump has shown his true colors during the transition period. Trump’s Cabinet is filled full of wealthy stakeholders and extreme, right-wing politicians who do not represent the majority of Americans.
“Trump’s bizarre social media practices and failure to recognize the seriousness of foreign interference in our elections chip away at his already tenuous credibility. Trump’s erratic behavior as a candidate and as President-Elect will take a much different tone on Friday as he is sworn in as President.
DES MOINES –On Sunday, Iowans held rallies in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Sioux City to voice their opposition to Republicans’ plans to overhaul healthcare. National Congressional Democratic Leaders, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Bernie Sanders called for a national day of action to stand up against Republican attacks to privatize medicare, cut Medicaid and dismantle health care across the country. Iowans responded by gathering in four Iowa cities to make their voices heard.