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Women's March Iowa.

On the anniversary weekend of the historic 2017 Women's March worldwide, we’re inviting everyone back to the Iowa State Capitol. We will unite again with other grassroots groups to celebrate the spirit of resistance, renew our commitment to build a positive community, and show the unity and strength of all Iowans. Help us keep the momentum going by making a contribution and joining us on January 20th at the Capitol to hold our elected representatives accountable.

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Polk County Democrats Weekly Update – January 15, 2018

Hey everyone,

For those who missed it on Thursday, we’re proud to announce our six trainings for the 2018 Polk County Caucuses. Full details are included in the calendar list.

January 17, 2018, 6:30 PM- Des Moines Public Library at 1000 Grand Avenue in Des Moines

January 18, 2018, 6:30 PM- Grand View University at 1200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines

January 23, 2018, 6:30 PM- Northwest Community Center at 5110 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines

January 24, 2018, 6:30 PM- Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33 Training Center at 2501 Bell Avenue in Des Moines

January 29, 2018, 6:30 PM- Johnston Public Library at 6700 Merle Hay Road in Johnston

January 30, 2018, 6:30 PM- West Des Moines Public Library at 4000 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines

The purpose for these trainings is to instruct our site leaders and the precinct leaders for Caucus night. We’ll be doing a general overview of the Caucuses, though, so any Polk County Democrats interested in knowing more about them are welcome to join us. Additionally, all six trainings are identical. We’re just hosting it six different times throughout the County so that folks can choose the one that fits best for their schedules. One of the most common question is where to Caucus this year. You can check out the handy tool at to be sure of your location.

Tonight is our January meeting of the Central Committee. Our guest will be State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton. We’ll also be joined by former State Representative Wayne Ford. As you know, today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Meant to be a day of service, we look forward to closing the day out with our meeting and a reflection on Dr. King’s legacy from Representative Ford. Please remember that this meeting will again be at the United Auto Workers Hall at 4589 Northwest 6th Drive in Des Moines. We’d love to see you there.

If there’s ever anything else your Polk County Democrats can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call me at 515-556-9111 or email me at

Sean Bagniewski
Polk County Democratic Party Chair


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January 2018

January 15, 2017

6:30 PM- January Polk County Democrats Central Committee Meeting

Location: UAW, 4589 NW 6th Dr., Des Moines

Details: Senator Nate Boulton represents the Northeast side of Des Moines. Growing up in a union family, he quickly found in his voice on labor issues at the Statehouse. He led the defense on collective bargaining rights during the 2017 legislative session. He's also passionate about the environment, job creation, and the revitalization of Iowa's rural communities.

January 16, 2018

6:30 PM- Northwest Des Moines Democrats January Meeting

Location: Reed's Hollow, 2712 Beaver Ave., Des Moines

Details: Pete D'Alessandro, candidate for Iowa's third district congressional seat, will discuss his candidacy. Then have a casual and informative discussion about February's off-year party caucuses, addressing questions like: what will we vote on? What time do you need to get there? how does it work? (This is not a training, but rather a chance to chat.)

6:30 PM- Ankeny Area Democrats January Meeting

Location: UAW Local 450 Hall, 4589 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines

Details: Our guest speaker will be Polk County Attorney John Sarcone. We'll get to hear about what's been happening in his office, why he's running for reelection, and ask a few questions.

January 17, 2018

6:30 PM- Site and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

Location: Des Moines Public Library, First Floor Meeting Room, 1000 Grand Ave., Des Moines

6:30 PM- Polk County Democrats Communications Committee Meeting

Location: Felix and Oscar's, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines

January 18, 2018

5:30 PM- Polk County Caucus and Convention Task Force

Location: Iowa Democratic Party Office, 5661 Fleur Dr., Des Moines

6:00 PM- Urbandale Democrats January Meeting

Location: Felix and Oscar's, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines

Details: Social time from 6 pm - 6:30pm $5 all you can eat pizza bar (drinks are billed separately) meeting starts at 6:30pm followed by speakers at 7pm. Our January speakers are Secretary of State candidate, Rob Sand, and Gubernatorial candidate, Andy McGuire.

6:30 PM- Site and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

Location: Grand View University, Principal Conference Rooms, Student Center., 2811 E. 14th St., Des Moines

January 20, 2018

11:00 AM- West Des Moines Democrats January Meeting

Location: The Tavern II, 1755 50th St., West Des Moines

Details: Election of officers for 2018 and guest speakers will be Gubernatorital candidate Nate Boulton, Congressional Candidate Pete D'Alessandro, and State Auditor Candidate Rob Sand. 

January 25, 2018

5:30 PM- Polk County Caucus and Convention Task Force

Location: Iowa Democratic Party Office, 5661 Fleur Dr., Des Moines

January 23, 2018

5:30 PM- South Side Democrats January Meeting

Location: Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33 Training Center, 2501 Bell Ave., Des Moines

Details: Senator Matt McCoy will be the guest speaker.

6:30 PM- Site and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

Location: Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines

January 24, 2018

6:30 PM- Site and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

Location: Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33 Training Center, 2501 Bell Ave., Des Moines

January 27, 2018

9:00 AM- I'll Make Me a World in Iowa

Location: Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St., Des Moines

Details: The Polk County Democratic Party will have a booth at I'll Make Me A World in Iowa. We are asking if you would please help our Party by signing up to work one of the following shifts: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Set Up and 1-hour shift); 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (1-hour shift from 3-4 p.m. and tear down from 4-5 p.m.) Volunteers are needed to help sign up volunteers, register voters, provide materials, etc. in a fun, festive environment.

If you would like to volunteer and/or serve a shift, please do not hesitate to contact Polk County Affirmative Action Chair June Owens.

January 29, 2018

6:30 PM- Site and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

Location: Johnston Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 6700 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston 

January 30, 2018

6:30 PM- Windsor Heights Democrats January Meeting

Location: Saison Restaurant, 6611 University Ave., Windsor Heights

6:30 PM- Site and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

Location: West Des Moines Public Library, Community Room, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines

January 31, 2018

7:00 AM- Asian & Latino Coalition Legislative Breakfast

Location: Iowa State Capitol,, Legislative Dining Room, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines

Details: We are looking for co-sponsors for this upcoming event. If you would like to be a co-sponsor, please contact our Communications Director, Mitch Henry at 515-865-4084 or email at Please make your check payable to the Asian & Latino Coalition or you can make a donation online at (link: Our mailing address: 1900 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Des Moines, IA 50314

February 2018

February 3, 2018

10:00 AM- Neighborhood Leadership Breakfast

Location: Felix and Oscar's, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines

Details: Learn more about Voter ID with Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald.

February 5, 2018

Polk County 2018 Caucuses

Allen 1 & DM 072 - Avon Club House: 5701 S.E. 66th Place Avon Lake, IA 50047
HD 19 - Polk City Community Room: 309 Van Dorn St, Polk City, IA 50226
HD 30 - Southeast Polk Junior High: 8325 NE University Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
HD 31 - Hoyt Middle School: 2700 East 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50317
HD 32 - Hiatt Middle School: 1214 East 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
HD 33 - Riverwoods Elementary: 2929 SE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50320
HD 34 - Lincoln High School: 2600 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315
HD 35 - Warren Harding Middle School: 203 E Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313
HD 36 - Meredith Middle School: 4827 Madison Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
HD 37 - Parkview Middle School: 105 NW Pleasant St., Ankeny, IA 50023
HD 38 - Saydel High School: 5601 NE 7th St., Des Moines, IA 50313
HD 39 - Johnston Middle School: 6501 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
HD 40 - Olmsted Elementary School: 7110 Prairie Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322
HD 41 - Roosevelt High School: 4419 Center St., Des Moines, IA 50312
HD 42 - Learning Resource Center: 3550 Mills Civic Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50265
HD 43 - Stilwell Junior High: 1601 Vine Street, West Des Moines, IA 

February 7, 2018

6:00 PM- East Des Moines Democrats February Meeting

Location: Bianchi's Hilltop Restaurant, 2820 Hubbell Ave., Des Moines

February 8, 2018

6:00 PM- Ankeny Area Democrats Winter Banquet and Fundraiser

Location: UAW Local 450, 4589 NW 6th Dr., Des Moines

Details: Social hour begins at 6pm. Dinner and program start at 7pm. Tickets are $30 per person or $100 for 4. Students are $15. Tickets include a big dinner of ham, beans, potatoes, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, and lots of desserts! Tickets can be purchased at the door OR online at

February 13, 2018

7:00 PM- College and Young Democrats of Iowa 3rd Congressional District Forum

Location: Simpson College, Hubbell Hall, 701 N. C St., Indianola

Details: College and Young Democrats of Iowa will be hosting the first 3rd District Congressional Candidate Forum of 2018 with the help of DMACC Democrats, Drake Democrats, and Simpson Democrats. All of the Democratic Congressional Candidates will be in attendance. The Forum will be held at Simpson College in Hubbell Hall from 7:00 to 8:30. All are invited! If you would like to submit a question for the forum, follow the link

March 2018

March 19, 2018

6:30 PM- Polk County Democrats March Central Committee Meeting

Location: TBD

Details: Our guest will be Gubernatorial candidate Ross Wilburn. Wilburn is the former Mayor of Iowa City and is running for Governor. Ross has 26 years of experience in nonprofit and governmental organizations locally and nationally and currently works for Iowa State University to help expand opportunities for Iowans. He is committed to working to make Iowa more healthy and more inclusive if elected. All Democrats are welcome.

March 24, 2018

Polk County Convention

Location: To be announced soon

April 2018

April 16, 2018

6:30 PM- Polk County Democrats April Central Committee Meeting

Location: TBD

Details: Our guest will be Third District Congressional Candidate Pete D'Alessandro. Pete is a longtime political activist in Iowa and previously served as the Iowa Campaign Manager for Bernie Sanders in 2016. He's committed to fighting for a $15 minimum wage, ensuring Medicare for all, supporting free college, and leading the way on climate change. All Democrats are welcome.

April 28, 2018

District Conventions

Location: More information to come

June 2018

June 5, 2018

All Day: Primary Election

Location: Your Local Polling Location

June 16, 2018

All Day: State Convention

Location: Des Moines, IA

September 2018

September 29, 2018

12:00 PM: 2018 Polk County Steak Fry

Location: Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Pkwy., Des Moines







Polk County Democrats
PO Box 5102
Des Moines, IA  50305


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