|Interest Group Activity||Iowa
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Every Child Matters
Sierra Club-Iowa Chapter
ONE Vote '08
Concerned Iowans for Middle East Peace
Ask the Candidates (project of Genocide Intervention Network)
U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy
|-EMILY's List - Iowa
Women Vote (Clinton)
Launched latter part of Nov. 2007
Maren Hesla, director
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) (Clinton)
Association of Fire Fighters (Dodd)
Bus tour Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2007
Jack Reed is Fire Fighters for Dodd State Coordinator.
Announced endorsement of former Sen. John Edwards on Nov. 9, 2007.
Announced endorsement of Gov. Bill Richardson on Nov. 7, 2007.
|-Common Sense Issues
- Trust Huckabee
website, advertising and telemarketing
(Dec. 7, 2007 grab; site launched late Nov.)
Patrick Davis, executive director
Various groups are running broadcast and print ads in the early states including Iowa.
-The Iowa Corn Growers Association released a Caucus Reference Guide on Dec. 4, 2007.
|-The Iowa State Education Association produced an 11-page caucus kit [PDF], which included information about the process as well as five suggested resolutions. ISEA also sponsored the "Campaign Countdown" series, which ran on Radio Iowa starting on Nov. 26, 2007.|
-AARP launched its Iowa Caucus
campaign, "Divided We Fail," with press conferences on March
Drake-IowaPolitics.com Luncheon Series:
"The Drake-IowaPolitics.com Luncheon Series provides a forum where major candidates, elected officials, major party leaders, campaign organizers, pollsters, pundits and other newsmakers can communicate directly with interested citizens as well as Drake students, faculty and staff. The series, launched less than a year before the crucial Iowa caucuses, will help focus attention on major issues and Iowa's role in the presidential selection process -- both before and after the caucuses." The programs are similar to town hall meetings. IowaPolitics.com bureau chief Chris Dorsey asks questions then opens it up to the audience for questions. The inaugural event on March 9, 2007 featured IDP chair Scott Brennan and RPI co-chair Leon Moseley.
Forum on International
The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations are producing a "Forum on International Relations" series "to provide
presidential candidates with an opportunity to present their philosophies and plans for international relations as well as provide a question-and-answer period in which forum
attendees may present specific questions to the candidates." Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) did the first of these forums on March 9, 2007.
-FreedomWorks press release (Frist at State Fair) - Aug. 15, 2006
-wakeupwalmart.com's "2006 Change Wal-Mart, Change America Tour" - mid-Aug. 2006
-Iowans for Tax Relief letter (windfall profits tax) - Dec. 15, 2005
-Iowa Conservatives for Fairness
letters (judicial nominations) - May
18, 2005; Nov.
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