Join other progressives inWest Des Moines, Iowa
January 20th Inauguration Fundraiser
We'll be holding a virtual Inauguration Celebration and Fundraiser on January 20th at 6pm on Zoom. We'll be celebrating our success in the November elections where our Democratic candidates swept the State elections.
Speakers include Councilwoman Renee Hardman; Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly, Representatives Jennifer Konfrst, Kennan Judge and Kristin Sunde; and Senators Sarah Trone Garriott and Claire Celsi. We'll also be hearing from Congresswoman Cindy Axne, the only Democrat from Iowa in Congress!
There will also be a very interesting panel discussion featuring journalist from around the state. Laura Bellin (Bleeding Heartland), Ty Rushing (formerly with the NW Iowa Review) and Bob Leonard (KNIA Radio in Knoxville) will give their analysis of the November elections and what it will take for Democrats to win back the state.
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Day of Service:
How to Help those in need in West Des Moines
The Biden-Harris Inauguration Committee is asking for a Day of Service from Democrats on Martin Luther King Day, January 18, 2021. In conjunction with this special day honoring Dr. King, Democrats will perform acts of service in recognition of soon-to-be President Biden and Vice President Harris. West Des Moines Democrat volunteers will be doing the following on January 18:
Volunteers are writing letters to residents in WDM Nursing Homes. These residents have been isolated from friends and family for many months. We hope to brighten their day. If you would like to help, call Kay Mackey (515-450-3536).
WDM Human Services Personal Pantry is having a January paper products drive and we would like to help them (paper towels, tissue, toilet paper and napkins).
The Eddie Davis Center has a great need for food products. We are having a food drive to help fill their shelves. Canned meats are especially needed.
Volunteers will be picking up paper products and food drive products on Sunday, January 17. Please call or text Julie Lasche Brown (515-491~8391), Kathi Phillips (515-710~9164) or Kay Mackey (515-450~3536) to arrange for pick up.
February Membership Meeting
Please join us for our February meeting on Saturday, February 20th. Please invite friends!! We'll be meeting via Zoom this month. Click here to register.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
11:00 - 11:15 Call meeting to order
11:15 Introduce Speakers
12:00 - 12:05 Approve minutes from January meeting
12:05-12:10 Treasurer's Report
12:10- 12:45 Committee Reports
12:45 - 1:00 Other new business
The meeting is open to the public. We hope you can join us.