On Saturday, June 16th, the Iowa Democratic Party will hold the 2018 State Democratic Convention. Democrats will gather together to celebrate our new general election candidates and conduct Party business.
Press can anticipate that the convention will gavel in at 9:00 AM and business will include the announcement of the candidate for Lieutenant Governor, debate of Constitutional Amendments, and election of the statewide Affirmative Action chair.
Speakers will include Gubernatorial Nominee Fred Hubbell, the nominee for Lieutenant Governor, and featured speaker Jason Kander.
RSVP to Tess Seger, tseger@iowademocrats.
WHO: Iowa Democratic Party, Gubernatorial Nominee Fred Hubbell, the nominee for Lieutenant Governor, featured speaker Jason Kander, and 2018 Democratic nominees.
WHAT: Iowa Democratic Party 2018 State Convention, click here for more information.
WHERE: Iowa Event Center, HyVee Hall, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
WHEN: Saturday, June 16th
7:00 AM Delegate registration begins
8:30 AM Constituency Caucuses meet
9:00 AM Convention gavel
10:00 AM Alternate delegate seating begins
10:30 AM Tentative start of business.
Business will begin once the seating of alternates is complete. Business will include: Announcement of Lieutenant Governor, Debate amendments to Iowa Democratic Party Constitution, Election of State Affirmative Action Chair, Debate and discuss the platform.
All events after 10:00 AM are subject to the timing of delegate seating.
Today, the Iowa Democratic Party is calling on Governor Reynolds to release the proof behind her claims she has stood up to the White House on trade and clearly say where she stands on her party’s trade war – a war that is now threatening Iowa’s two biggest trading partners.
In response to serious questions about her lack of action on the trade war, Reynolds bragged that she stood up to the Administration on this issue, but Iowans still haven’t seen any results. That’s why the IDP is calling on Reynolds to release all records of her communications with the White House since May 2017, including her June 2017 meeting, her October 2017 call with the President, and her April 2018 meeting with him in Washington D.C. on trade.
“Empty political rhetoric just isn’t enough for the Iowa farmers losing hundreds of millions of dollars because Kim Reynolds can’t effectively advocate for Iowa or come up with solutions to help Iowa families survive,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price. “Iowans need answers. We need to know exactly what the Governor did when she negotiated with the Administration on the Trade War and where she stands on it continuing.”
There’s too much at stake in the state of Iowa for Democrats to take the weekend off. We have to make sure every Iowan knows they have an ally and an advocate in the Democratic Party.
That’s why, this weekend across Iowa, communities are coming together for the first Weekend of Action of the General Election, and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price will be joining activists and volunteers as they kick off canvasses, open Campaign for Iowa offices, and march in parades.
Members of the press who are interested in attending events with Chair Price should RSVP to Tess Seger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price Weekend of Action Events
SATURDAY, JUNE 9th
WHAT: Weekend of Action Canvass Kick Off, Cedar Rapids
WHEN: 1:00 PM
WHERE: 3032 Ridgemore Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
WHAT: Weekend of Action Canvass Kick Off, Manchester
WHEN: 2:15 PM
WHERE: 105 Gay St, Manchester, IA 52057
WHAT: Campaign for Iowa, Maquoketa Office Opening
WHEN: 5:00 PM
WHERE: 101 Westgate Dr, Maquoketa, IA 52060
SUNDAY, JUNE 10th
Capital City Pride Parade
WHO: Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price and Charlotte Hubbell, Democratic Candidates and Campaigns with the Story County Democrats
WHEN: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: East Village, Des Moines, IA, Parade begins at State Capitol and proceeds down Grand Ave.
MORE DETAILS: Capital City Pride
Across Iowa this weekend, Iowans will be celebrating the LGBTQ community with Pride festivals. Democrats, and the majority of Iowans, believe that every person, no matter who they love or their gender identity, is worthy of the same rights, dignity, and respect.
Unfortunately, the Governor of Iowa disagrees. Even after Iowa became the third state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage, Reynolds sponsored a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In 2015, Reynolds even advocated for a statewide referendum on marriage equality, even though the Iowa Supreme Court had already ruled on the issue.
“Governor Reynolds’ position on marriage equality is not only flat out wrong and disrespectful to the people of Iowa, she is drastically out of touch with Iowa values. Reynolds would rather bow to the extreme, conservative interests that fund her campaign than respect the human dignity of her own constituents, and for that alone, she does not deserve another four years in power,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price.