Iowa Democratic chairman to talk about caucus preparation in Cedar Rapids

Jan. 9 event will provide information, encourage Democrats to participate

James Q. Lynch
Published: January 7 2014 | 3:48 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:46 am in
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To launch the Iowa Democratic Party's 2014 precinct caucus website, Chairman Scott Brennan will discuss the website and encourage Democrats to participate in the caucuses during a stop in Cedar Rapids Jan. 9.

The party launched its 2014 caucus website, www.thecaucuses.org, to provide supporters and participants information on where and how to caucus Jan. 21. Visit the website to find your caucus location.

During this year’s caucus, Democratic activists across the state will gather at the precinct level to elect delegates, discuss party platform resolutions, and start building a grassroots organization for the 2014 midterm cycle. Caucuses will be happening in over 500 locations statewide, with each of Iowa’s 1,689 precincts participating.

“Caucusing is the best way to be an active participant in the Iowa Democratic Party’s platform and agenda, and will be critical to victories up and down the ticket in 2014,” according to Brennan. “Involving Democrats now will help build a strong grassroots organization for the midterms, and will ensure we have volunteers and supporters in every part of the state.”

Brennan will discuss the caucuses at a 2:30 p.m. news conference Jan. 9 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave. SE.

He also has news conferences planned in Des Moines and Waterloo earlier in the day.

Anyone who is eligible to vote in the November 2014 general election and who is a registered Democrat may participate in the caucuses. Attendees may register on caucus night to update their current registration, change party affiliation or register for the first time.

 

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