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An Independence Movement for Iowa

(I'M for Iowa)

Our mission is to build on the momentum generated by Ed Fallon's 2006 campaign for governor to further develop a broad movement committed to progressive reform in state and local politics. Our work at the local level is conducted within the context of the need for developing sustainable communities and economies globally. Specifically, we:

(1)      Work with Iowans across the state to develop the tools they need to address problems confronting them and their communities, particularly issues involving land, justice and poverty;

(2)      Advocate for progressive legislative changes, particularly Voter-Owned Iowa Clean Elections (VOICE), local control over factory farms and universal health care;

(3)      Continue to build the organizational base necessary for progressive candidates to succeed at running for office, recruit and help elect candidates across the state and mentor them on an ongoing basis once elected;

(4)      Support local businesses and Iowa farmers, and encourage personal examples of the many ways in which individuals can lead lives that are more sustainable and truly independent;  and

(5)      Build the infrastructure needed to create a grassroots, democratic force that can become An Independence Movement for Iowa, and work in coalition with groups committed to these goals and ideals.

    For more information, contact:

An Independence Movement for Iowa (I'M for Iowa)
attn:  Ed Fallon or Lynn Heuss

(515) 201-9405
[email protected]

To subscribe to our email updates, request information on how you can make a donation or talk with us about An Independence Movement for Iowa (I'M for Iowa), email us at [email protected]

Tuesday, June 26

Iowa Global Warming Candidate Communication Workshop
Iowa Environmental Council
521 E. Locust, Suite 220, Des Moines
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Steve Falck, (515) 244-1194 ext. 209

Wednesday, June 27

Locally Grown in Iowa: Why the World is Watching Us
Laura Krouse
Iowa City Public Library
7:45 p.m. (after the downtown Farmers Market)
for more information go to: www.jclfa.org

Thursday, June 28

Presidential Debate on PBS
Thursday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 29

Iowa Equality Ball 2007
504 East Locust Ave.
Des Moines, IA 
5:00 to 7:00  Cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres
7:00 to 10:00  Open Bar and Entertainment
8:00 and 9:15  Special Entertainment
$5.00 suggested donation (however, no one is turned away)

Saturday, June 30

Old Fire Station #4 Century Birthday Party (1907-2007)

1041 8th Street (one block west of downtown Holiday Inn at the south end of the DMACC parking lot)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  1. Tour the Fire Station; View the 5 minute Home and Garden channel TV clip.
  2. Dessert refreshments:  Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream (provided by Iowans for Sensible Priorities), birthday cake with ice tea, lemonade, coffee.
  3. Outdoor music for dancing by Prairie Fire (Kent Newman, Brian Banse, Alan Smith).
  4. Enjoy the downtown skyline view and good conversation (politics and religion allowed).
Open to the first 250 people who RSVP

    E-mail RSVP:  [email protected]

    Phone: 282-8054 or 556-8054 (cell)

Friday, July 6

Ed to host for Mickelson on WHO 1040AM
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

First Friday Art Walk
Fairfield Square
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
For more information: www.fairfieldartwalk.com

Saturday, July 7

Greg Brown Concert
with special guests ~ Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman~Bo Ramsey~Dave Moore

Seed Savers Heritage Farm
3094 North Winn Road
Decorah, IA  52101

Advance Tickets $20, Day of the Show $25

For more information: www.seedsavers.org

July 13-14

Iowa CCI Annual Convention
Hotel Fort Des Moines
1000 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA

For more information: www.iowacci.org



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