2ND DISTRICT Workshop
Download a copy of this workshop schedule in PDF form HERE.
June 17th, 2017 – District Workshop and Hall of Fame Dinner
Location: Bridge View Center 102 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
1. WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS (Suggested Registration Fee: $15 per person)
9:30 a.m. WELCOME : Sandy Dockendorff, Second District Chair
9:45 a.m. Large Group Topic: Resistance – We don’t own it, but we better be helping
10:15 a.m. Large Group Topic: Criminal Justice
(Info for Grassroots)
(Info for County Central Committees)
(Info for County Party Leaders)
(Info for candidates and/or their campaign staff)
|10:50-11:20||Mental Health/Health Care
||Voter Contact: Phone Banking/Scripting/LTEs||County Chair Orientation||Social Media for Candidates|
|11:25-11:55||Water Quality/Infrastructure||Voter Contact: Canvassing Part I||County Party Fundraising||Opposition Research|
|12:00-12:30||Voter ID/Voter Suppression||Voter Contact: Canvassing Part II||County Party Structure||Messaging|
12:35 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH & LEARN: Once elected, what to expect
Presenters: Congressman Dave Loebsack, State Senator Rob Hogg, County Supervisor Mike Carberry
Lunch Tickets must be purchased from the Wapello County Democrats: $12 register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|1:20-1:50||Money in Politics||Robert’s Rules||Candidate Recruitment||Campaign Finance/Treasurer’s Training|
|2:00-2:30||Workers’ Rights||Political Mindfulness||Social Media for County Parties||Campaign Manager Training|
|2:40-3:10||Education||Communicating with Someone Who Doesn’t Agree with You||Data||Fundraising|
3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Large Group: Party Structure: The Macro Level (Or Democratic Alphabet Soup)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Q&A with all presenters
2. DINNER SCHEDULE
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. RECEPTION: Second District Democrats’ Social Hour (Cash Bar)
6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Dinner $50 suggested donation. Advanced Reservation Required
Pay in advance or at the door. (Commitment to monthly small donation accepted at the door only.)
7:00 p.m. WELCOME
7:15 p.m. INTRODUCTION OF OFFICIALS & CANDIDATES PRESENT
7:30 p.m. SPEAKERS: U. S. Representative David Loebsack, introducing Jason Kander, Former Missouri Secretary of State
Presentation of Awards
Leonard Boswell: Lifetime Achievement Award
Others to be announced
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Here is what the Republican Legislature is doing to public employees and their bargaining rights:
The Republicans in the Iowa legislature have introduced identical bills in the House and Senate to take away most of the bargaining rights of public employees. The surprise introduction was Tuesday, Feb. 7, the first committee hearings were one day later, and the Republican majority expects to have it on the Governor’s desk in a week or so. Not much time for a response? Well, that seems to be the idea.
The bill is moving quickly through the Republican legislature and has the support of the Republican Governor. It eliminates everything but wages as mandatory subjects of bargaining, limits wage increases to 3% or the CPI increase, whichever is less, requires re-certification of the union for every round of bargaining, makes dues deduction illegal, and more. Police and firefighters are exempt from most of the changes. There was a public hearing Monday, February 13, 2017 at which many people made comments, almost all of which were opposed to the bills. There were also written comments submitted, again almost entirely opposed. Although the comments are closed, you can read what was said HERE. The bill is HF 291. It makes interesting reading.
It is also not to late to send your thoughts to your Senator and State Representative, at least as of Tuesday night, Feb 14. HERE is a place to go to find your legislators.
HERE is a summary of the gory details of the bill.
INCLUDING THE RECENT SPECIAL AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Results for Clinton County HERE.