Kim Weaver | July 3, 2016
This week was a great week for Team Weaver. There is a lot of exciting news to tell you.
On Tuesday, the Des Moines Register’s Kathie Obradovich interviewed me to ask about my campaign against my opponent, Representative Steve King. Obradovich noted that I am not just the candidate who is running because I’m not just “not Steve King.” She also recognized that while other Democrats have run against King in the past, the uniqueness of our campaign is my focus on solutions, not generic talking points. It sounds like there are many reasons that Iowans want new representation. Thank you for the excellent article, Kathie.
The BIG Parade-
On Friday evening, we had an amazing time in Sioux City’s Big Parade and Mardi Gras Festivale. It was great to see voters from all corners of northwest Iowa, and from the reaction we received, it seems a whole lot of them are excited about having a good alternative to their current representative, who many of them are clearly not happy with. It was a highly successful evening, capped off with live zydaco music and fireworks. A great big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success!
SOLO Democrats Potluck Fundraiser-
Speaking to constituents in Ashton, IA about the solutions I will bring to Washington DC when voters elect me as Iowa’s next Representative for the 4th District.
On Saturday, the SOLO Democrats of Sioux, Osceola, Lyon, and O’Brien Counties generously hosted a potluck fundraiser for our campaign. Many voters from Iowa’s northwest corner came out Ashton, and I really enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones. A BIG thank you to the Democrats of the SOLO counties who helped plan this event and to all of those who brought a dish to the potluck. Everything was delicious!
This week will also be a busy one. I will be kicking off this patriotic week early tomorrow when Team Weaver joins the Cerro Gordo County Democrats for the Clear Lake Independence Day Parade. After the parade I’m looking forward to spending some time meeting voters downtown. If you’ve never been to Clear Lake for 4th of July weekend, they go all out! I fully expect to spend money I shouldn’t on really cool stuff I don’t need while eating food that’s bad for me but tastes really good. If you’re in the area and you see me, be sure to say hi.
After spending a little time in downtown Clear Lake, I’ll be heading south to Iowa Falls to join the Hardin County Democrats in the Iowa Falls Independence Day Parade! I hear good things about this one, so I’m really looking forward to it!
This coming weekend is going to be busy, busy, busy, with some great events. Saturday I’ll be in Boone for an event at McHose Park. If you’re in or around Boone County, we’ll be there from noon to 3:00 pm. Then, Sunday is jam packed! Why? You may have heard that Democrats throughout Iowa will be participating in a statewide Day Of Action. As that relates to our campaign, we have two canvasses kicking off Sunday morning. I’ll be attending the one in Sioux City while David helps kick off the canvass in Fort Dodge. Once all of our great volunteers have headed out to talk to voters in Woodbury County, I’ll drive to Fort Dodge myself to greet the canvassers when they return to the new field office. Then I’ll be taking part in an Affirmative Action/Diversity Summit at Community Pizza at 2:30. Scott Arnold with the coordinated campaign and the Webster County Democrats have put a lot of effort into this event, so I’m looking forward to participating
If want to join Team Weaver volunteers to help spread the word about our campaign in Webster County or throughout Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, please email Hailey Schooley, the Weaver for Congress Volunteer Coordinator, at: email@example.com.
A special message
I've always been one of those really sappy people who gets tears in my eyes when I hear the Star Spangled Banner sung or played. A few years ago my mom went through the painstaking research to be accepted into the Daughters of the American Revolution. At this point, we have two "patriots" (what they call people who fought for our freedom) that are verified and six more who are in the process. I can't tell you how much strength it gives me to know that those who went before me fought for our freedom.
When I listen to the words of Francis Scott Key I can't help but wonder about the fear that those who were being bombarded with cannon shells felt. I can't help but wonder about the passion that drove them to set aside their personal safety to fight for our freedom. I can't even begin to imagine what they felt when, in the morning, they saw that our "flag still flew" despite the horrific barrage of cannon fire it endured. It was beyond symbolic. They were fighting a battle no one expected them to win, yet, they still stood up and fought that battle.
WE have been through a lot as a country. WE are fighters. WE are survivors. Tomorrow, when you watch the amazing fireworks, please think about those who went before us and stood up to fight for what we believe and for our freedom without regard for their own lives. Remember them and know... WE are strong. WE can make a difference. WE can make this world a better place.
Thank you for supporting our campaign! I can’t wait to see you out on the trail!