Rep. Dennis Kucinich

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-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on December 18-20, 2003
On December 18 he walked through Mt. Vernon with Jonathan Meier and four others walking cross-country to promote the Kucinich campaign, starting at Big Creek Market and then giving a public talk at Cornell College Commons; visited Siemen's manufacturing company in Cedar Rapids; attended a holiday party at thecampaign's headquarters on 3rd Street in Davenport; gave a public talk at Muscatine Books & More in Muscatine; gave a public talk at Washington Public Library in Washington; and attended a house party/fundraiser at the home of Jim Jacobson and Irene Friend in Coralville.
On December 19 he met and greeted area Democrats at Crossroads Restaurant in Toledo; did a lunch and discussion at the House of Chen Restaurant in Marshalltown; held a public meeting at Ft. Dodge Public Library; give a public talk at Algona Public Library; and gave a public talk at Rose Bowl bowling alley in Mason City
On December 20 in Des Moines he met local minority community leaders at Union Baptist Church; campaigned door to door with Ako Abdul-Samad, recently elected Des Moines School Board Member, in his neighborhood, around 12th and Forest; attended a labor brunch at Postal Worker's Hall; held a town meeting at Creative Visions; and visited the Islamic Center of Des Moines. 
Counties: Linn, Scott, Muscatine, Washington, Johnson.  Tama, Marshall, Webster, Kossuth, Cerro Gordo.  Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on December 13-14, 2003
On December 13 he appeared at the Travelodge (Midlands Hostel) in Council Bluffs; at Two Sisters & Me in Glenwood; at Page County Courthouse in Clarinda; at the Apple Barn Restaurant in Lenox; at Inspiration Point Coffee House in Greenfield; at Hunan Restaurant in Carroll; and attended a house party at 423 Genesco St. in Storm Lake
On December 14 he did media during much of the morning; appeared at Danny's Sports Bar in Cherokee; appeared at Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars; and held a press conference on media reform at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.
Counties: Pottawattamie, Mills, Page, Taylor, Adair, Carroll, Buena Vista.  Cherokee, Plymouth, Woodbury.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on December 5, 2003.  He visited the University of Dubuque; rallied at Luther College in Decorah; held a public meeting at Two Brothers Restaurant in Oelwein; rallied at Wartburg College in Waverly; rallied at University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls; attended a minority leadership meeting at Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo; and attended a house party fundraiser at Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk County in Cedar Falls.
Counties: Dubuque, Winneshiek, Fayette, Bremer, Black Hawk.

-Rep. Kucinich participated in the presidential debate sponsored by the DNC and MSNBC/WHO-TV at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa on November 24, 2003.
Counties: Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on November 11-16, 2003.
In Des Moines on November 11 he did an ed board meeting with the Des Moines Register; appeared with several Veterans for Peace at Valley High School in West Des Moines; met with Principal employees at Corporate One in Des Moines; toured Broadlawns Hospital; toured Vets Hospital; met with and answered questions from students and faculty in the Olmstead Center at Drake University; met with and answered questions from students and faculty in the Krumm Business Center at Grandview College; and attended an IDP Stonewall Caucus and 21st Century Club reception at The Plaza (300 Walnut).
On November 12 he caught up on media appearances in Des Moines.
On November 13 he did a conversation with Metro High School Students in Cedar Rapids; did an ed board with the Cedar Rapids Gazette; appeared at the Center for Active Seniors, Inc. in Davenport; did an ed board meeting with the Quad City Times; did a meet and greet at El Dorado?El Rodeo Restaurant in Davenport; and held a discussion with the Islamic community at the Islamic Center in Cedar Rapids.
On November 14 he participated in a Heritage Agency on Aging Television Forum at Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids; did a Talk of Iowa interview and Q&A at Iowa Public Radio in Iowa City; appeared at Iowa City Senior City (Linn St); did "Coffee with the Congressman" sponsored by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council at Congregational Church in Iowa City; had lunch with students at Iowa Memorial Union; participated in the Press Citizen student forum at Coralville Public Library; did an interview with the Daily Iowan ed board in Iowa City; attended a coffee sponsored by GOGS/UE at Old Brick Church in Iowa City; appeared at a student rally for peace, jobs and health care at Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City;and appeared at a rally for peace and prosperity at Town Hall in West Branch.
On November 15 he had breakfast with and spoke with UAW rank and file at UAW Local 838 in Waterloo; spoke to Postal Workers Union members at Ramada Inn in Waterloo; rallied at Grinnell College; appeared at a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Des Moines; participated in the League of Rural Voters forum at the Hotel Ft. Des Moines in Des Moines; attended receptions (health care, rural and environmental, children's advocates) at Savery Hotel in Des Moines; spoke to Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants at Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines; participated in the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at Veterans Memorial Auditorium; and attended a post-JJ reception at the Savery Hotel.
On November 16 he attended the Tifereth Synagogue Candidate Forum in Des Moines; attended the National Biodynamic Conference at Gateway Center in Ames; attended a house party at home of Paul Nelson in Ames; rallied to cancel NAFTA at UAW Local 997 in Newton; and rallied to cancel NAFTA at UAW Local 1024 in Cedar Rapids.
Counties: Polk, Linn, Scott, Johnson, Cedar, Black Hawk, Poweshiek,  Story, Jasper.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Des Moines, Iowa on October 15, 2003. He did an event at Willkie House (900 17th St) as
 part of his announcement tour; and participated in the AARP Presidential Forum at Embassy Suites. 
Counties: Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on October 11, 2003.   He attended a house party at a private home in Sioux City; attended the 5th District Democrats Central Committee meeting at Cronk's Restaurant in Denison; met with  community members at the home of Sharon Gradischnig in Des Moines; and attended a Sisters on Target Inc. reception at the Downtown Holiday Inn in Des Moines.
Counties: Woodbury, Crawford, Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich attended the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa on September 13, 2003.  (He arrived from events in Columbus, Ohio earlier in the day; and the next day had events in Houston, TX).
Counties: Warren.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on August 31-September 2, 2003
On August 31 he attended the Clinton Labor Congress Labor Day Picnic at Eagle Point Park in Clinton; did a rally on the farm -- picnic and concert fundraiser at Francis and Susan Thicke's Radiance Dairy Farm (organic dairy farm) in Fairfield; and attended a house party at the home of John Tapscott in Indianola.
On September 1 in Des Moines he marched in the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor Day Parade; spoke at the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor Picnic at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 4H Building; and he held a "Power to the People" Labor Day Rally at Old Brick Church in Iowa City.
On September 2 in Iowa City he walked through the University of Iowa campus and delivered a speech at the Memorial Union; and delivered a lecture "How to Create the Future" at the Memorial Union at Iowa State University in Ames.
Counties: Clinton, Jefferson, Warren, Polk, Johnson, Story.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Dubuque, Iowa on the late afternoon and evening of August 23, 2003.  He held a rally at Five Flags and a post-rally event with volunteers and those interested from the rally at Mississippi Mud Bistro.
Counties: Dubuque.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on August 13-19, 2003.  Aug. 13: Waverly, Waterloo.  -  Aug. 14: Des Moines.  - Aug. 15: Cedar Rapids.  -  Aug. 16: Clinton, (St. Paul, Minn.).    Aug. 17: Davenport, Muscatine, Burlington.  -  Aug. 18:  Ft. Madison, Bloomfield, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Indianola, Greenfield, Atlantic.  -  Aug. 19: Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Storm Lake.
On August 13 he held a public forum with Bremer County Democrats and peace community activists at Godfather's in Waverly; and participated in the Iowa Federation of Labor's presidential forum and the subsequent reception at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo.
On August 14 in Des Moines he attended the Iowa State Fair; held a forum with childcare leaders at King Elementary School; participated in the Governor's Conference on Public Heath at Drake University; attended a SEIU/Iowans for Health Care reception at Drake University; had dinner with the vegetarian community at A Dong Restaurant; and attended a house party.
On August 15 in Cedar Rapids he participated in a pre-forum fundraiser with special guest Ed Asner at IBEW Hall; and participated in the Hawkeye Labor Conference event at Teamsters Hall in Cedar Rapids.
On August 16 he, accompanied by Asner, had lunch with labor leaders and Democrats at Riverside Restaurant in Clinton; that evening he did events in St. Paul, Minnesota (a reception at Macalester College and a rally at Central High School).
On the afternoon of August 17 he, accompanied by Asner, spoke and threw the first pitch at the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game in Davenport; with Asner attended the Scott County Democratic Picnic/Folk Fest at Carpenter's Local #4 Outdoor Pavilion; attended an ice cream social/meet and greet at Weed Park in Muscatine; and held a rally at the Port of Burlington in Burlington.
On August 18 he held a public meeting at the Ivy Bake Shoppe in Ft. Madison; held a public meeting at R Place Café in Bloomfield; held a public meeting at Country Kitchen in Ottumwa; held a public meeting at Tasco's in Oskaloosa; held a press conference and rally at the courthouse in Indianola; held a press conference at Tiger Drive In in Greenfield; and held a farm rally at the home of Denise O'Brien in Atlantic.
On August 19 he had breakfast with labor leaders and Democrats at Travel Lodge in Council Bluffs; stoped at Cronk's Café in Denison; and held a public meeting at the public library in Storm Lake.
Counties: Bremer, Black Hawk, Polk, Linn, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Des Moines, Lee, Davis, Wapello, Mahaska, Warren, Adair, Cass, Pottawattamie, Crawford, Buena Vista.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Des Moines, Iowa on August 6, 2003.  Arriving at about 2:30, he held a press conference at the Plumbers and Steamfitters; taped some video for Channel 13; and marched in the State Fair Parade and afterwards held a rally at Nollen Plaza in downtown.
Counties: Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on July 26-27, 2003.  On the evening of July 26 in Des Moines he met with labor leaders at his Iowa campaign headquarters in Des Moines; attended a house party at the home of Turo Dexter in the East Village area of Des Moines; and spoke at the AFSCME State Convention at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel.  On July 27 he breakfasted with the AFSCME Women’s Committee at Four Points Sheraton Hotel; proceeded to Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus to participate in Sen. Tom Harkin's Heartland Forum; and held a rally with music by David Zollo at the UAW Hall in Ottumwa. 
Counties: Polk, Wapello.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on July 12-13, 2003.  On July 12 he did a brunch at the Travel Lodge Hotel and Restaurant in Council Bluffs; and held a public meeting at the Wilbur Alfas Public Library in Sioux City.  On July 13 he attended a gay rights forum at the home of Kathy Ferguson in Des Moines; attended a house party at the home of Melissa Nelson in Des Moines; attended a STAR PAC forum (Stop the Arms Race) at Drake University; spoke to Poweshiek County Democrats at a potluck at Ahrens Park in Grinnell; and attended a house party at the home of Carlie and Gary Tartakov in Ames.
Counties: Pottawattamie, Woodbury, Polk, Poweshiek, Story.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on June 21, 2003, participating in the Jasper County Democrats' "America's Hometown Forum" at Newton High in Newton, and the AFSCME Family Picnic at Saylorville Lake
Counties: Jasper, Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Eastern Iowa on the afternoon June 13, 2003.  He held a press conference on his health care plan, lunched at the Muddy Waters Restaurant (free hors d'ouevres) in Cedar Rapids; and did a Conversation with Rep. Kucinich at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque
Counties: Linn, Dubuque.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on June 6-8, 2003
On June 6 he appeared at the Friday Forum at Scott County Democratic Headquarters in Davenport; announced a clean water plan at Centennial Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport; and talked with local community members at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington Campus in Burlington.
On June 7 he breakfasted at Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; brunched with local supporters at the Best Western in Fairfield; taped the "Conversations" cable access program at West Branch Public Library in West Branch followed by a meeting with Cedar County supporters & West Branch People for Peace on the library lawn; and did a fundraiser at the home of Jennifer Sherer and Ryan Downing in Iowa City.
On June 8 he attended the 16th Annual ICARE Pancake Breakfast in Iowa City and attended the 4th Annual Vilsack/Pederson Family Picnic at the Old Threshers Grounds in Mt. Pleasant.
Counties: Scott, Des Moines, Wapello, Jefferson, Cedar, Johnson, Henry.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on June 1, 2003, announcing his agriculture and rural policy.  He visited the Paul and Phyllis Willis Farm (Niman Ranch of Iowa Producers) in Thornton; met with local Democrats and family farm advocates at the HyVee Deli in Webster City; and visited the Joe Lynch Farm in Ames.
Counties: Cerro Gordo, Hamilton, Story.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on May 16-17, 2003
On May 16 he taped "Iowa Press" at Iowa Public Television in Johnston; walked a picket line with Laborers, Ironworkers and Cement Finishers at the Jordan Creek Mall construction site (West Des Moines); discussed a plan for universal education for age 3 to college at Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet Elementary School in Des Moines; met with Gordon Fischer, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, at Java Joe's coffee shop in Des Moines; met with Des Moines area labor leaders at the Renaissance Savery Hotel; and attended the AFSCME reception at the Polk County Convention Complex. 
On May 17 in Des Moines he visited the Downtown Farmers Market; met with Polk county supporters at Java Joe's; and participated in the AFSCME town hall meeting; he then attended the ISEA meeting at Adventureland Inn in Altoona
Counties: Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa for a full day on May 10, 2003.  He met with Waterloo area labor leaders at the Ramada Inn in Waterloo; participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive in Waterloo; toured large factory hog farms (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) in the Ellsworth area with family farmer Kevin Miskell; held a discussion with Iowa farmers at Happy Chef in Story City; spoke to the Painters Union District Council meeting in Ankeny; celebrated the grand opening of the campaign's Iowa headquarters at 3407 Ingersoll in Des Moines; appeared at the Polk County Democrats fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgrounds; called in to the 5th CD "Give Em Hell Harry" party in Council Bluffs; and wrapped up the trip with a reception at the home of John and Nancy Turner in Des Moines.
Counties: Black Hawk, Hamilton, Story, Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Eastern Iowa on the afternoon and evening of May 5, 2003.  In Davenport he had lunch with labor leaders, organized by Jerry Messer, president of the Quad Cities Federation of Labor, at 7250 Northwest Boulevard; lunch with Quad Cities Latino community leaders at Ganzo's Tacos; addressed the Iowa Postal Workers Convention at Radisson Hotel; visited the peace camp at University of Iowa in Iowa City; and attended a Rally for Jobs and Justice at Cereal Workers Local 110 at 526 F Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids.
Counties: Scott, Johnson, Linn.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on April 12-13, 2003.
Because of votes in Congress on the Iraq war supplemental funding bill and tax cuts Kucinich had to trim the planned April 12 Iowa schedule.  A meeting with labor leaders and local supporters in Waterloo was cancelled; and instead of appearing in person, he spoke by airphone with supporters gathered at the Legion Arts/CSPS performance space in Cedar Rapids [Frederick Jones put together this event] and then with students participating in the "peace camp" on the University of Iowa campus.  On the ground in Iowa, Kucinich proceeded to Muscatine, where he delivered the keynote speech at the Muscatine County Democratic Party's annual Earth Day dinner at the Muscatine Center for Social Action on Iowa Ave.  That evening he attended the Planned Parenthood of Iowa's annual dinner (columnist Ellen Goodman was the speaker). 
In Des Moines on April 13 Kucinich talked at First Unitarian Church; ate a vegan lunch with holistic health care practioners, family farmers, environmentalists and others hosted by  Stephanie Weisenbach at the home of supporter Rev. Chet Guinn; and delivered a speech "Iraq: What Next?" at Mickle Neighborhood Center. 
Counties: Muscatine, Polk.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on March 23-24, 2003
On March 23 in Des Moines he spoke at the UAW CAP conference at the Best Western Starlite; met with state and local elected officials; met with Communications Workers of America at the Bank of America building on Aurora Ave; held a town hall meeting "Where do we go from here?" at Trinity United Methodist Church; and attended a house party hosted by Chet Guinn. 
On the morning of March 24 in Greenfield he met with area residents and elected officials at Nowadays Diner; met with area residents and elected officials at Bon's Bakehouse; and toured the local senior meals program and met with seniors at the YMCA.  In the afternoon he met with farmers on Iowa agricultural issues at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State in Ames.
Counties: Polk, Adair, Story.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on March 7-9, 2003
On March 7 he held a public meeting with local Democrats and elected officials in the meeting room at Perry Public Library in Perry; a public meeting with residents and community of the Wesley Acres Retirement Home in Des Moines; and in the evening he attended a peace rally organized by a coalition of peace activists at Drake University.
On the afternoon of March 8 he held a public forum, "Why Cities Have a Stake in Peace," at Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City; met with local labor leaders and members at the Cottage Restaurant in Iowa City; and spoke to College Democrats and community activists at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
On March 9 he left around 5:00 pm from Des Moines.
Counties: Dallas, Polk, Johnson, Linn.

-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa from February 15-20, 2003
On the evening of February 15 he spoke to local activists in the Olmstead Building at Drake University (Des Moines) on "Making the Peace Movement Visible." 
On February 16 he spoke at the Linn County Off Year Caucus at the Cedar Rapids Public Library; spoke to Johnson County Democrats and local supporters at City High School in Iowa City; and spoke to local activists from FAIR at "The Old Brick Building" Church in Iowa City.
On February 17 he spoke at the Iowa Federation of Labor's Annual Legislative Conference at Adventureland Inn in Altoona.
On the evening of February 18 he spoke on "Peace and Security through Diplomacy"at Iowa State University in Ames, part of the Presidential Caucus Series.
On the evening of February 19 he spoke to Jefferson County Democrats as well as Natural Law Party supporters on "Creating Peace"at the Best Western Hotel in Fairfield.
On February 20 he left around 2:50 pm from Des Moines.
Counties: Polk, Linn, Johnson, Story, Jefferson.

-Rep. Kucinich delivered the keynote at the Iowa AFL-CIO State Convention dinner on August 14, 2002.  He was in state on August 15 as well. 


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