DES MOINES – Today, Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Mike Pence, will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second largest city. Cedar Rapids is also home to the oldest mosque in America and the first Islamic cemetery in North America. IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in response to Gov. Pence’s visit:
“Cedar Rapids is a diverse city with a long history of welcoming immigrants. Mike Pence represents half of a Presidential ticket that has repeatedly called for a ban to keep Muslims from entering our country so it is ironic that Pence has chosen this city to travel to. Immigrants from all over the world continue to make valuable contributions to Cedar Rapids and to our state and Iowa is more enriched because of our welcoming nature. The Trump/Pence ticket of exclusion, not inclusion is not in line with Iowa values.
DES MOINES–Today, the Iowa Democratic Party announced additional organizing offices in Clinton, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Ottumwa, Mason City, Waterloo, and Waukee. These offices join previously announced offices in Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque, Elkader, Fort Madison, Marshalltown, Maquoketa, Marion, Muscatine, Oelwein, Osage and Sioux City, bringing the total number of Iowa Democratic Party organizing offices to 24.
DES MOINES – IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s jobs plan and speech in Des Moines:
“In her speech this afternoon, Hillary Clinton outlined a clear, specific plan to bring good-paying jobs to Iowa. With bold investments in our infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy, her plan will create over 101,000 new jobs in Iowa and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
DES MOINES – IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in response to Steve King’s endorsement of Donald Trump:
“Last night Steve King announced his endorsement of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, based, in part, on Trump’s commitment to fill the Supreme Court with extreme, conservative justices.
“It should come as no surprise that Steve King, who has built his political career on racist rhetoric, would endorse Donald Trump who continues to alienate and insult communities of color.