Decision time is here for Iowans
Today, Iowans have an important choice to make. We will gather together in
schools, churches, and other locations to select our nominees for
president. Whether Republican or Democrat, it is a responsibility we must
take seriously. Other states will not have the same chance we have had to
see the candidates in person, to talk to them, to take our measure of them
as people. Our judgement of them as being fit for office will be judged by
the rest of the country, the same as it is every four years. We need to get
It’s important to participate. If you’re a Democrat, go to
iowademocrats.org/caucus to find where to caucus. If you’re a Republican,
you can find your caucus site by visiting www.iowagop.org.
Republicans caucus by a simple paper ballot. The Democratic process is a
bit more involved, with the caucusing continuing until each candidate
remaining has at least 15% support. Platform positions are also put forth
during the caucus sessions, so it’s also a chance for you to put forth the
issues you think are important.
Our political system was built on citizen participation, not only in the
voting booth, but by being informed and engaged in the process. Read about
the policies the candidates support. Understand how they would affect you.
Research what it would take to actually put them into effect. Then stand
with your friends and neighbors and make your choice known.