Upcoming Events

The next democratic presidential primary debate will be held this Thursday, December 19 from Los Angeles, starting at 7:00 pm Central Time. Since people are busy with the holidays, we made a decision at our December meeting of the Madison County Democrats that we will not be having a debate watch party for this particular debate. It will be aired on PBS and CNN, so hopefully you can enjoy it from your couch at home or with another candidate-specific party. More information about the moderators and which candidates will participate can be found here.

The January debate will be hosted by CNN in partnership with the Des Moines Register, to be held on the campus of Drake University on January 14th. Watch for upcoming announcements about this as we might have a watch party or an opportunity to attend as a group (we have no information about that yet).

Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Indianola
Sunday, December 22

Meet Mayor Pete in Indianola for a town hall on Sunday, December 22 from noon to 2:00! This event is free and open to the public. RSVP for details and location, which is TBD at this time. All are welcome.

“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 we will work to accommodate accordingly.”

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.

A series of 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 least one of these sessions:

  • Sunday, January 5th, 2-5pm
  • Saturday, January 11th, 4-7 pm
  • Thursday, January 16th, 6-8:30 pm

January Meeting

Our January meeting of the Madison County Democrats Central Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd. Our location will be verified soon. Likely we will be back at the Sports Page Restaurant in Winterset. Prior to the meeting, please read through the minutes from December. Please note there is some good information in there about the upcoming caucus, including a list of all locations by precinct and basic organization guidelines. I will also break this out in future messages.

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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