How You Can Be Involved

  • EDUCATE yourself on the issues, and where the candidates stand
  • ATTEND campaign events and HOST a  house party!
  • REGISTER yourself to vote, and encourage others to register
  • VOTE on election day!
  • ENCOURAGE others to vote
  • Display a yard sign​
  • Make telephones calls
  • Stuff envelopes
  • ATTEND meetings of the Dallas County Democratic Party
  • HELP at the various events sponsored by the Democratic Party throughout the year.
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Keys to Winning Dallas County

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The Iowa Starting Line, a news site with coverage of the Iowa Caucuses and Iowa political news shares the keys for Democrats to win Dallas County in 2016 and the local activists who can help get it done. Read the article here.

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Democrat enters race for Iowa House District 19

Bryce Smith is the Democratic candidate for Iowa House district 19.

“I want to represent everyone who lives in district 19.  True representation is an act of civil service, not a career,” says Smith. House district 19 includes much of Dallas county and parts of Polk.

Smith is a 23-year-old small business owner from Adel who began his political career at the University of Northern Iowa,  receiving his degree in education and political science.

While in college, Smith worked in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area making sure people of all backgrounds had a voice by clerking for a newly-elected Democratic House member.

While at the State Capitol, Smith grew frustrated with the majority party as he saw their unwillingness to discuss key issues and work for consensus on crucial Iowa values including education, healthcare and sustaining local communities.

“True representation is an open door between elected offices and the people of Iowa.  No person should be excluded from answering, nor should anyone be ignored.  We are all hardworking people. It’s time we have a Representative who does the same,” Smith said.

Originally from District 19, Smith has returned home to plant roots and grow a business.

“I have already met with local educators and small business owners about issues vital to Iowans, and I look forward to meeting many more people.  True representation is having your voice heard in the creation of legislation and laws.” Smith said.

Smith is eager to meet more people of district 19, keeping in mind the true values of the community.  Smith believes his business mindset, political education and recent experience at the State House will be the representation that the voters of district 19 deserve to make state government more responsive to the needs of Iowans.

“If we do not have a voice in government, who does?” Smith said.  His platform, “A Voice for All,” shows his passion for making sure all people have a say in Iowa and its future.

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Spring Fundraiser Thank You

thankyouThank you to everyone who helped make the Dallas County Democrats Spring Fundraiser a successful event. We can’t do it without the support of our many donors and volunteers. Over 70 people attended the event on Tuesday, April 28 at the Waukee Community Center.

Thank you to special guests Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause, U.S. Senate Candidates.

Thank you also to major donors for this event.

Governor’s Club Members:
Sharon Adams
Elizabeth Coyte
Shirley McAdon

LT. Governor’s Club Members
Richard & Patricia Groth
Carl & Renae Peters
Vivi Shirley
Marvin & Janice Shirley
Karen Wentzel

Thank you to our full slate for volunteers for all their time to help with the event.
Jan Adams, chair of phone calls
Dianna Baker Hoye
Art Behn
Lela Behn, chair of activities
Linda Behn
Eric Brenneman
Phyllis Briley
Iris Coffin
Carolyn Conner
Diane Cook
Diane Eby
Susan Herr
Bob Ives, chair of finance
Kari Johns
David Leonard
Diane Leonard
Linda Lemons
Jim Lynch
Meredith McHone-Pierce
Karen Merrill
Theresa Nichols
Renae Peters
Connie Pieart, chair of hospitality
Bill Stammerman

Thank you also to all who attended the event, enjoyed the evening, and made it a successful and great night for the Dallas County Democrats.

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Don’t Miss the Spring Fundraiser

Tom Fiegan, US Senate Candidate

Tom Fiegan, US Senate Candidate

Don’t miss the Dallas County Democrat Spring Fundraiser this Tuesday night. Featuring special guests, Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause, candidates for U.S. Senate the event is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Waukee Community Center on Tuesday, April 28. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the door.

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Attend a Climate Reality Training with Al Gore

ClimateOn May 5-7 you could become a Climate Reality Leader with this special opportunity.

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will bring together scientists, non-profits, civil servants, and policy-makers to craft strategies and action plans towards a sustainable future for the U.S., the North American continent, and around the world.

During the training, you’ll hear from The Climate Reality Project Chairman and founder, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, as well as world-class scientists, strategists, communicators, and technical specialists about the science of climate change and the direct cost impacts are having on communities around the world. Most importantly, you’ll learn about the solutions that are available today. You will also learn a twenty-first-century skill-set in storytelling, public speaking, social media networking, and media engagement from successful grassroots organizers who will share best practices for positive impact.

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which will be held May 5-7, will bring together a select group of individuals committed to addressing the impacts of climate change and implementing the solutions that will define us to future generations. This training is an opportunity to join a global network of leaders committed to solving the climate crisis.

Over the course of three days, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from experts who will share information about the science behind the climate crisis as well as their experiences educating and engaging diverse networks and communities. You will also have the chance to connect with a group of extraordinary leaders from a variety of sectors and countries around the world.

“Life changing,” “re-affirming,” and “empowering” are just some of the ways past participants have described their experience. Come as a leader, leave as a Climate Reality Leader.

For more information – Click here.

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Talk about Iowa Public School Funding at Legislative Forum

Perry-High-School-004If you care about funding for Iowa’s public schools, don’t miss the opportunity to share your opinions at the Legislative Forum on Saturday, April 4. State Senator Charles Schneider and State Representative Rob Taylor will be at the Waukee City Hall from 9:30 – 11:00 .m. tomorrow to provide and update and answer citizen questions. This is a great chance to talk about funding for our schools.

Waukee Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum
Saturday, April 4 – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Waukee City Hall
230 W. Hickman Road, Waukee, IA 50263

All Iowa superintendents have voiced opposition to current inadequate funding proposals.  Please let your state legislators know your opinions on how this will effect the future of Iowa.

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Democrat Social Gathering

Dr. Andy McGuire

Dr. Andy McGuire

Join us and invite your friends to the March Democrat social gathering. In store is an evening of pleasant conversation where you can get to know area Democrats on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Patrick’s Restaurant in Adel.

At 7:00 p.m., Dr. Andy McGuire, the newly elected Iowa Democratic Party chair, will be speaking about the future direction of our party.  Take this opportunity to share your ideas with her and enjoy an evening with your peers.

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Retiring officers recognized at Central Committee Meeting

Two volunteers were recognized on Monday, March 2 at the monthly Central Committee meeting for their years of service to the organization as they stepped down from the executive committee. The meeting, which included the annual election of officers, recognized Michael Harkin for his long-time service as treasurer to the organization. Also, recognized was Eric Benneman, who served as the First Vice Chair. Chair Julie Stewart presented each volunteer with a certificate of appreciation for their service to the organization.

Mike Harkin, Julie Stewart and Eric Brenneman

Mike Harkin, Julie Stewart and Eric Brenneman

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Dallas County Democrats Social

Tom Fiegan, US Senate Candidate

Tom Fiegan

Dallas County Democrats met earlier this month to socialize, discuss politics and hear from Tom Fiegen candidate for U.S. Senate. Over 30 people attended the event in Adel. Social events are planned monthly. The next event is Tuesday, March 31 at Patrick’s Restaurant in Adel.

Tom will also be the featured speaker on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. for the Annual Spring Fundraiser. The event will be at the  Waukee Community Center. Tickets will soon be available on the Dallas County Democrats website and from Central Committee Members.

Democrats in Dallas County listen to candidate Tom Fiegen

Democrats in Dallas County listen to candidate Tom Fiegen

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SW Iowa Needs Your Help – Help Elect Steve Adams in House District 23 Special Election

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There is a volunteer opportunity to help out a candidate in Southwest Iowa in District 23, which is Mills, Fremont and most of Montgomery. This is for Steve Adams who is running for a special election race on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Callers will meet and mingle before and make calls on his behalf. It can be a challenge to organize in rural Iowa, but we know that the party and dedication knows no county lines. We will have lists and coffee and hot chocolate for callers.
Phone calling at Grounds for Celebration Beaver Avenue.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday February 2 at 5:00 p.m.
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