Newsflash:
Mark Pocan Economic and Social Justice Bernie Sanders bound for Iowa
Thursday, 08 May 2014 14:42

Bernie Sanders bound for Iowa

Written by  Nicole Gaudiano | Gannett Washington Bureau, Burlington Free Press
Bernie Sanders bound for Iowa Free Press file photo

WASHINGTON – First, he traveled to New Hampshire. Now he's bound for Iowa.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is hitting all the familiar campaign stops as he considers whether to run for president in 2016.

Sanders will be the main dinner speaker on May 17 at the "Hall of Fame Dinner for 2014" hosted by Democrats in Clinton County, Iowa. The event is described as the year's main county Democratic fundraiser.

On Thursday, the Progressive Democrats of America will hold its first organizing meeting in Iowa for the "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" campaign, according to several Iowa newspapers. Attendees may sign a petition urging Sanders to run as a Democrat, volunteer to work on his campaign or buy tickets for his Clinton County speech. The petition is posted on the group's web site.

Sanders, who spoke last month at a New Hampshire town hall meeting, has said he would need a strong grassroots movement backing him if he runs. He hasn't said if he would run as an independent or a Democrat.

Sanders will participate in other events this weekend with Progressive Democrats of America at First Churches of Northampton in Massachusetts. On Friday night, he will take questions at a public event with Nation Magazine and MSNBC contributor John Nichols focused on the "Remaking of American Politics." On Saturday, he will speak at an event honoring the memory of PDA national director Tim Carpenter. Speakers at the all-day event will discuss ways to build the progressive movement.

Contact Nicole Gaudiano at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . Follow her on Twitter

 

Original article on Burlington Free Press

Read 4961 times Last modified on Thursday, 08 May 2014 14:49

ERA Legislation in your State

Unratified states Gold - Ratified States Purple

Latest News from the Pocan Campaign

  • Meet Mark Pocan (WI-2)
    Meet Mark Pocan (WI-2)

    Mark Pocan has spent the last 13 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly representing one of the strongest progressive districts in the state. Yet his political roots took hold in blue-collar Kenosha, Wisconsin where he got his start at age eight delivering campaign literature door-to-door for his father, a long-time city alderman.

    Written on Saturday, 20 October 2012 20:09 Read more...
  • Nash column: Now it's our turn to pick sides
    Nash column: Now it's our turn to pick sides

    Pocan learned about ALEC in the only way he could — he joined — making him one of its few Democratic members. Once inside he saw firsthand how it operates and then, much to the organization’s displeasure, he let us in on its goals and strategies.

    Written on Saturday, 20 October 2012 19:55 Read more...
  • Congressional candidate Mark Pocan, presumed Baldwin heir, networks in Charlotte
    Congressional candidate Mark Pocan, presumed Baldwin heir, networks in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wisconsin state Rep. Mark Pocan has been to several Democratic Party national conventions, but none as important for him as this one. Pocan is poised to succeed U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who is giving up her seat to run for the Senate. Although he faces Republican challenger Chad Lee in the fall election, an upset is highly unlikely -- Lee is vastly underfunded in the overwhelmingly liberal district.

    Written on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:00 Read more...
  • John Nichols: Pocan's right: Trade deals shouldn't let corporations avoid state rules
    John Nichols: Pocan's right: Trade deals shouldn't let corporations avoid state rules

    State Rep. Mark Pocan has, since his election to the state Legislature in 1998, been a leader in the fight to educate and engage citizens with the struggle over the failed "free trade" consensus. While trade agreements are negotiated -- usually in secret -- by presidential administrations and voted on by Congress, there are highly significant consequences for states.

    Written on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 00:00 Read more...

Sign the Petition - Sen. Sanders Run as a Democrat in 2016

Button-SandersPetition

Like Mark Pocan

WI Endorsed Candidate

MarkPocanSmall

WI-2 Mark Pocan
www.pocanforcongress.com/

Lori Wallach on the TPP from PDA Progressive Roundtable

Progressive Roundtable with Reps. Ellison and Pocan and Lori Wallach on TPP

TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You've Probably Never Heard Of