Issues That Matter (Film Series)

A continuation of our previous successful issues film series from 2014.


Lyons Branch of the Clinton Public Library (MAP)

105 Main Avenue in Clinton

On the third Monday of each month

Times for each film event: 7:00 PM to about 9:00 PM

Free and open to everyone!  Refreshments are free too!

The films are between 60 and 90 minutes long leaving time at the end to discuss, sound off, complain, become aware, and organize.


The First Film was shown August 17,  (How People Power Generates Change)


We followed it with a lively discussion of  grassroots organizing efforts that have made a difference and many related topics. The discussion was interesting and fun and the brownies and popcorn were good.


The Second Film was shown on September 21,

(The Healthcare Movie)

Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland



Interesting fact:  It started in Saskatchewan in the early 1960’s with Tommy Douglas, a Baptist Minister who became a federal MP and the Premier of the Province, called the Greatest Canadian in a 2004 poll.  The Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Act was passed and went into effect on July 1, 1962 (though medical insurance plans had been growing for some time). It featured a rousing political fight which included doctors withholding their services for a time (Some political cartoons from that period). The medical plan won and formed the basis for what was adopted nationwide a few years later.


P.S. The people and the doctors now like the system.

P.S. (again) Actor Kiefer Sutherland is the grandson of Tommy Douglas.


We followed it up by talking about just why we can’t (or won’t) do what they did.


Third Film, October 19, (Inequality for All)


 About the widening US economic gap.

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Office Hours by a Representative of Congressman Loebsack

Henry Marquard, Loebsack’s District Representative,  will be on hand to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Dave, or would just like to share their concerns.

Members of the public are invited to attend. Marquard holds regular office hours throughout Eastern Iowa.

If residents are unable to attend but have a concern to share with the Congressman, please call our district office toll-free at 1-866-914-IOWA (4692).


De Witt at 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 22

DeWitt City Hall, 510 Ninth Street (MAP)


Clinton at 11:00 AM – Noon, Tuesday, September 22

City Hall, 611 South Third Street, 1st Floor, Clinton (MAP)


Eldridge at  2:00 -3:00 P.M.Tuesday, September 22

Scott County Library, 200 N Sixth Avenue, Eldridge  (MAP)



Senator Rita Hart’s 3rd Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser

Sunday, Sept 27 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM

(Auction begins: 2:00 PM)

Springbrook Country Club, 2122 – 17th Ave, DeWitt (MAP)

Appetizers provided

Good Food

Good Drink


Everyone invited.

Suggested contribution: $20 but all donations welcome

Checks should be made to Rita R Hart for State Senate.






Sunday, September 27  –  12:00 P.M. to 2:00 PM

Doors Open: 11:00 AM

Celebration Farms Double Round Barn,

4696 Robin Woods Lane NE (MAP)

Northeast of Iowa City on State Hwy 1

Special Guest:  US Representative Jan Schakowsky, Illinois’s 9th congressional district

Live music:   Kevin “BF” Burt

Guest Ticket: $25

RSVP:  or call (319) 804-9218

Or sign up online at



Central Committee Meeting

Tue, Oct. 20, 7:00pm


Clinton County Democratic Headquarters, 224 22nd Place Clinton, Iowa (MAP)

Monthly meeting of the central committee.



Vinson H. Jetter Raise the Roof Soul Food Dinner and Silent Auction

Fri., November 6, 2015, 4:00 to 7:00 PM

Bethel A.M.E. Church (MAP)

238 4th Ave. S

Clinton, IA 52732


Tickets and more information:

Chiropractic Works (MAP)

232 4th Ave S, Clinton

(563) 242-3022


Central Committee Meeting

Tue, Nov. 17, 7:00pm


Clinton County Democratic Headquarters, 224 22nd Place Clinton, Iowa (MAP)

Monthly meeting of the central committee.