April Meeting

The Plymouth County Democrats will be holding their regular monthly County Central Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant, 125 Plymouth Street NE, Le Mars, Iowa.  All interested Democrats are invited to attend.

Come an hour early to eat with the group!

February Meeting

The Plymouth County Democrats will be holding their regular monthly County Central Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant, 125 Plymouth Street NE, Le Mars, Iowa.  All interested Democrats are invited to attend.  Come an hour early to eat with the group.

This meeting will have a fairly lengthy agenda as we look forward to next month’s combined meeting/biennial organizational meeting/off year caucus and begin planning locations and volunteers for the 2020 Presidential caucuses a year from now.  That caucus will be one of the most important in recent years, with multiple extremely qualified candidates, and there are some very exciting proposed changes to the caucus process that we will be discussing.  Hope to see you next Monday.

Day of Service

In lieu of their regular monthly meeting of the county central committee Monday, January 21, the Plymouth County Democrats will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day as a day of service. 

Local Democrats will be joining other volunteers in a food drive at the Le Mars Fareway, located at 18 First Avenue NE, to benefit the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV).  Pending final confirmation with volunteers, this drive will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In Kingsley local Democrats will be sponsoring a food drive all day at Chet’s Food, 128 Main Street, to benefit The Dwelling Food Pantry. 

In Akron local Democrats will be sponsoring a food drive from 5 to 8 at Maynards, 200 Reed Street, to benefit the Akron Food Pantry.

All three locations will be accepting non-perishable food items and paper goods. 

Candidate Training Program

Emerge Iowa

Greetings from Emerge Iowa,

In January, we are launching our first ever 6-month candidate training program for Democratic women in Iowa. We are still looking for applicants from across the state. As local leaders, you are uniquely positioned to connect us with women in your communities. 

If you, or a woman you know, would be a strong candidate for public office, please share this information with her or feel free to send her information to me and I will reach out.

About our program: 

The Emerge Iowa training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. It is the only in-depth, six-month, 70-hour, training program that inspires candidates to run and gives them the tools to win.

Application: 

Although the public application deadline has passed, I would like to extend extra time for any women in your communities who would be great fits. 

We are looking for: 

  • Women who would be strong candidates for municipal elections in 2019 as well as state and county elections in 2020
  • Women who are not yet ready to run but would like the training to perhaps manage a campaign and run in the future
  • Women from all backgrounds including self-identifying women from the LGBTQ community, women of color and women from labor communities. 

Learn more at https://ia.emergeamerica.org/training/signature-program/ Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at anytime with questions! 

Best, 
Judy Downs
Executive Director, Emerge Iowa
Des Moines, IA 50322
C: (515) 314-5762
E: judy@emergeia.org

Plain Conversation to Focus on Tariffs and Trade

“Trump’s Tariffs: Global, National and Local Perspectives” is the title of the next Plain Conversation, an educational series sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats. Patrick Bass, a professor at Morningside College, and Lauren Kaemingk, a commodity futures broker from Sioux Center, will speak on the topic Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Fruited Plain Café in Sioux Center.

Bass will discuss the recent tariff war from geopolitical, American institutional, national partisan, and local economic perspectives.  Kaemingk will talk about the impact of tariffs on our local agricultural economy. A question-and-answer time with the speakers will follow their remarks.

Bass has taught history at Morningside for 27 years. His research centers on U.S. foreign relations. He holds a doctorate in history from the Claremont Graduate University. Kaemingk has been a commodity futures broker with Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities in Sioux Center for 33 years.

Plain Conversation is a regular series sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats to educate voters about issues facing the U.S. and world. It is free and open to the public.

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September Meeting

The Plymouth County Democrats will be holding their regular monthly County Central Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant, 125 Plymouth Street NE, Le Mars, Iowa.
All interested Democrats are invited to attend.  Come an hour early to eat with the group.

August 20 Meeting

Mark Sturgeon
Mark Sturgeon, Chair

The Plymouth County Democrats will be holding our regular monthly County Central Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018, at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant, 125 Plymouth Street NE, Le Mars, Iowa.

All interested Democrats are invited to attend. Come an hour early to eat with the group. Bring a friend! It’s time to get involved if we’re going to make a difference this November!

See you there…

Dave Dawson Events

Forwarding this information received from State Senate candidate Dave Dawson. If you haven’t attended a Dawson event yet or want to talk with Dave again, please consider attending and bring a friend or two. Also, Dave is knocking on doors all the time (hardest working candidate I’ve worked with), and can always always use extra help. Please help Dave however you can.

— Mark Sturgeon

Here is Dave’s info:

After completing 12 meetings so far, I have 8 town meetings left, including 4 in Woodbury and 4 in Plymouth. You are all invited to attend any or all of the meetings in your respective counties.

August 11, Craig (as well as Sgt. Bluff parade at 10 AM, and Kingsley parade at 2 PM)

August 18, Westfield

August 25, Correctionville

September 8, Pierson

September 15, Akron

September 22, Moville (as well as Salix parade)

October 6, Oyens

October 13, Luton

The locations and times are updated each week on my website www.dawsonforiowa.com as they are scheduled. I normally door knock in the town immediately after the town meeting to catch voters at home while I’m in their town. You can join me for door knocking as well, but let me know by Thursday before so I can be sure to have enough door material for you to join me.

Thanks,
Dave Dawson

June Meeting

The Plymouth County Democrats will be holding their regular monthly County Central Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant, 125 Plymouth Street NE, Le Mars, Iowa.
All interested Democrats are invited to attend.  Come an hour early to eat with the group.

Volunteers Requested

The fourth district congressional candidates of J D Scholten, Lee Ann Jacobsen and John Paschen have been working with local county parties to set up a debate which will be held May 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at BJ Haan auditorium at Dordt College.

We are being asked for volunteers willing to be on the committee to assist in making arrangements and helping to run the event.  If you are interested, the county chair contact, Lyle Vanden Berg, has set up a meeting to work on the details for the debate.  The committee will meet on April 4 at 7 p.m., in room 317 in the campus center at Dordt College in Sioux Center.  You can email Lyle directly at lylev58@yahoo.com.