January 9 Update: Upcoming Events

Cindy Axne Fundraiser in Indianola
Saturday, January 11

Please consider attending the first fundraiser of 2020 for Congresswoman Cindy Axne, with special guest Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-7). It is on Saturday, January 11th from 5:30pm-7:00 pm at the home of Margaret and Jon Vernon, (401 W. Ashland Ave, Indianola IA 50125), hosted by Vicky Brenner, David Kragskow, Rep. Scott Ourth, and Margaret and Jon Vernon.

Please RSVP to Noah Krawitz at (515) 318-8204 or noah@cindyaxneforcongress.com.

Donate Online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/01-11-20-indianola
Checks can be made out to “Cindy Axne for Congress”.

Click here for printed details.

Jill Biden in Winterset
Sunday, January 12 (tentative)

We don’t have full details yet, but we have it on good authority that Dr. Jill Biden will be in Winterset this coming Sunday evening at the Sports Page restaurant. We’ll share more if/when it becomes available.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Winterset
Monday, January 13

Meet Mayor Pete in Winterset for a town hall on 1/13 at the Madison County Fairgrounds Jackson Building. Doors open at 12:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP for details.

Pete for America is committed to meeting all access needs. If a member of your party requires any accommodations, please email accessibility@peteforamerica.com as soon as possible and they will work to accommodate accordingly.


Presidential Debate at Drake University
Tuesday, January 14

At our last meeting we decided not to plan a debate watch party for the January 14 debate because we hoped there might be an opportunity to attend in person. Unfortunately, that has not panned out. The Des Moines Register stated yesterday, “Those interested in attending are asked to register their interest through a form on the DNC’s website. Applicants are advised that ‘due to extreme interest and limited capacity, the vast majority of requests are not able to be accommodated.'” So, at this time, no debate watch party is planned. It will air at 8:00 pm Central time until 10:00 pm, and will be on CNN.

Next Meeting of the Madison County Democrats
Thursday, January 23

Our January meeting of the Madison County Democrats Central Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd in the back room at the Sports Page Restaurant in Winterset. Prior to the meeting, please read through the minutes from December.

Caucus Preparation

Anyone who has not yet completed the 2020 Caucus Training can do so at https://iowademocrats.org/train2020. The more people who do the training, the more organized and welcoming our caucuses will be. As party activists, please consider taking this training so that we can provide a positive experience for the many people who will attend on February 3.

Every precinct will need volunteers at the caucus. If you are willing to volunteer in any way (greeting, helping at the registration table, etc.) please let your precinct leader know. Precinct leaders and locations can be found here. Alternatively, you can let Pam Deichmann know you’re willing to help, and she’ll point you in the right direction: pam.deichmann@gmail.com.

Blair Lawton, Party Affairs Director with the IDP, will be holding a series of in-person trainings and conference call trainings, open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please click these links to see the dates and times for these opportunities, as well as a registration link.

In-Person Trainings with Blair Lawton
Conference Call Training with Blair Lawton, January 11, 10:00 am
Conference Call Training with Blair Lawton, January 12, 3:00 pm

Two more mock caucuses will be held in the Winterset Library meeting room in January. These are intended for precinct leaders and volunteers to practice setting up and running a precinct caucus. We encourage you and/or your team to attend at one of these sessions:

  • Saturday, January 11th, 4-7 pm
  • Thursday, January 16th, 6-8:30 pm

Finally, check out the wealth of information about the Iowa Caucuses available at thecaucuses.org. All caucus-goers are encouraged to pre-register at this site. When you do, please print your registration and be prepared to bring it with you on February 3rd. We’re in the home stretch now… it will be here before you know it!

Attention Campaign Staffers

If you would like the Madison County Democrats to help promote a local event, or if you’d like to attend one of our monthly meetings, please read our Candidate Promotion Policy. Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you during this exciting race!

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