Iowa Travel [calendar]
2004: 3 visits, 10 days.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on January 17-19,
On the afternoon and evening of January 17,
after arriving from New Mexico, he planned to speak at the Tri-States Banquet
at Grand River Center in Dubuque; hold a Caucus for Peace, Jobs and Health
Care Rally at Maquoketa Community Center; do a Get-Out-The-Vote Rally at
Clinton YWCA; speak at the Scott County Red, White & Blue Dinner at
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Expo Center in Davenport; and do a Get-Out-The-Vote
Rally at LULAC Center in Davenport.
On January 18 he planned to start at the People's
Church in Cedar Rapids; hold a Caucus for Peace, Jobs and Health Care Rally
at CSPS/Legion Arts Hall in Cedar Rapids; hold a Caucus for Peace, Jobs
and Health Care Rally at The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City; hold a Caucus for
Peace, Jobs and Health Care Rally at Grinnell College Campus in Grinnell;
hold a Caucus for Peace, Jobs and Health Care Rally in the Fellowship Hall
at the First United Methodist Church in Ames; private dinner at A Dong
Restaurant in Des Moines; and introduce Ani DiFranco (Kucinich supporter)
at her concert at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines.
On January 19 he planned to do Coffee with
Dennis at ISU College of Design atrium in Ames; hold a Caucus for Peace,
Jobs and Health Care Rally at Bought Again Books in Cedar Falls; hold a
Caucus for Kucinich rally at Old Brick St. on 26 E. Market St. in Iowa
City; visit Des Moines caucuse sites; and hold a Caucus Night Party at
the Kirkwood Hotel in Des Moines.
-Rep. Kucinich is scheduled to visit Iowa on
On the evening of January 9 he plans to attend
the Iowa State Education Association's annual legislative conference at
Adventureland Inn in Altoona.
On January 10 he plans Coffee with Kucinich
at Crouse Cafe in Indianola; Lunch with Kucinich at Country Kitchen in
Ottumwa; a dessert reception 1930 Cherry Tree Lane in Fairfield; a rally
at the Port of Burlington in Burlington; a chili supper at Masonic Temple
in Mt. Pleasant; and attending the Linn County Democrats' Hall of Fame
dinner at the Crowne Center Plaza in Cedar Rapids.
On January 11 he plans to visit the Islamic
Center in Waterloo; stop at Antioch Baptist Church in Waterloo; rally at
Waterloo Senior Center; a rally at Coliseum Blue Room in Marshalltown;
attending a diversity celebration at Hotel Kirkwood in Des Moines; and
participating in the Brown and Black Forum at the Plex in Des Moines.
On January 12 he plans to make a speech at
Guideone Insurance in West Des Moines; visit Walnut Creek Alternative High
School in West Des Moines; visit East Side Senior Center in Des Moines;
do a radio interview on WOW 98.3 FM hosted Preston Daniels, former Mayor
of Des Moines; visit Ames High School; and rally for peace and jobs at
the Elks Lodge in Mason City.
-Rep. Kucinich is visiting Iowa on January
On January 4 he held a press conference to unveil
his TV ad campaign at Iowa Public Television Studios in Johnston; participated
in the Des Moines Register debate at Iowa Public Television; hold a
peace concert/rally at the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines; attend
a house party at the home of Pete Rose in Des Moines; and attend a Physicians
for Social Responsibility event at Java Joe's in Des Moines.
On January 5 he plans to hold a press conference
on mad cow and his ag platform in the cattle barn at Griffieon farm in
Ankeny; lunch with caucus-goers at Diamond Dave's Restaurant in Newton;
meet with caucus-goers at Saints Rest Coffee House in Grinnell; meet with
caucus-goers at Gringo's Restaurant in Iowa City; rally at La Mexicana
Restaurant in West Liberty; attend a reception with area Democrats at Hoover
House in West Branch; and hold a "Fear Ends, Hope Begins" rally at CSPS/Legion
Arts in Cedar Rapids.
On January 6 he plans to address students at
Center Point High in Center Point; participate
in the NPR debate in Des Moines; hold a forum on health care at Primary
Health Care (SE 14th St.) in Des Moines; and hold a town hall meeting at
Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames.
2003: 26 visits, 55 days.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on December 18-20,
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
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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on December 13-14,
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.
-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.
-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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa
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;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
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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Des Moines,
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.
-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.
-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).
-Rep. Kucinich visited
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 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 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.
-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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa
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,
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.
=counted as two visits.
-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
-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.
-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; and attended a house party at the home of Carlie and Gary
Tartakov in Ames.
-Rep. Kucinich visited
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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Eastern
Iowa on the afternoon
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
-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.
-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.
-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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited
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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Eastern
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; and attended a Rally for Jobs and Justice at Cereal
Workers Local 110 at 526 F Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids.
-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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on March
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
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.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa on March
On March 7 he held a public meeting with local
Democrats and elected officials in the meeting room at Perry Public Library
in Perry (Dallas County, NW of Des Moines); 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 a spoke to College Democrats and community activists
at Cornell College.
On March 9 he left around 5:00 pm from Des Moines.
-Rep. Kucinich visited Iowa from February
On the evening of February 15 he spoke to local
activists in the Olmstead Building at Drake University on "Making the Peace
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
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
2002: 1 visit, 2 days.
-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.