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Every Child Matters

Iowans for Sensible Priorities
Iowans for Tax Relief
Americans for Fair Taxation
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
AFSCME Iowa Council 61

ED in '08
Iowa State Education Association

Sierra Club-Iowa Chapter

Iowa Christian Alliance (formerly Christian Coalition of Iowa)
Iowa Family Policy Center

Iowa for Health Care
AARP: Divided We Fail
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, PFCD Iowa
AMA: Voice for the Uninsured

ONE Vote '08
Concerned Iowans for Middle East Peace
Ask the Candidates (project of Genocide Intervention Network)
U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy

Iowa Right to Life

Iowa Presidential Watch PAC

Arab American Institute (state chapter of the National Minuteman Civil Defense Corp) 

Organization: Americans for Fair Taxation, Iowa for Health Care, Iowans for Sensible Priorities/Caucus for Priorities, Divided We Fail, ED in '08, Every Child Matters, Heat is On (, Human Rights Campaign (OneIowa), ONE Vote '08, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Activities In Support of Specific Candidates...
-EMILY's List - Iowa Women Vote (Clinton)
Launched latter part of Nov. 2007
Maren Hesla, director

-International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)  (Clinton)
Dec. 17, 2007 rallies in Council Bluffs and Cedar Rapids.

-International Association of Fire Fighters (Dodd)
Bus tour Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2007 
Jack Reed is Fire Fighters for Dodd State Coordinator.
-Caucus for Priorities (Edwards)
Announced endorsement of former Sen. John Edwards on Nov. 9, 2007.
-STAR*PAC (Richardson)
Announced endorsement of Gov. Bill Richardson on Nov. 7, 2007.
-Common Sense Issues - Trust Huckabee
website, advertising and telemarketing 
(Dec. 7, 2007 grab; site launched late Nov.)
Patrick Davis, executive director

Also note...
Various groups are running broadcast and print ads in the early states including Iowa.

More Activities...
-The Iowa Corn Growers Association released a Caucus Reference Guide on Dec. 4, 2007.
-The Iowa State Education Association produced an 11-page caucus kit [PDF], which included information about the process as well as five suggested resolutions.  ISEA also sponsored the  "Campaign Countdown" series, which ran on Radio Iowa starting on Nov. 26, 2007.

-AARP launched its Iowa Caucus campaign, "Divided We Fail," with press conferences on March 28-29, 2007.

Forums Luncheon Series:
"The Luncheon Series provides a forum where major candidates, elected officials, major party leaders, campaign organizers, pollsters, pundits and other newsmakers can communicate directly with interested citizens as well as Drake students, faculty and staff.  The series, launched less than a year before the crucial Iowa caucuses, will help focus attention on major issues and Iowa's role in the presidential selection process -- both before and after the caucuses."  The programs are similar to town hall meetings. bureau chief Chris Dorsey asks questions then opens it up to the audience for questions.  The inaugural event on March 9, 2007 featured IDP chair Scott Brennan and RPI co-chair Leon Moseley.

Forum on International Relations Series:
The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations are producing a "Forum on International Relations" series "to provide
presidential candidates with an opportunity to present their philosophies and plans for international relations as well as provide a question-and-answer period in which forum
attendees may present specific questions to the candidates."  Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) did the first of these forums on March 9, 2007.

-FreedomWorks press release (Frist at State Fair) - Aug. 15, 2006's "2006 Change Wal-Mart, Change America Tour" - mid-Aug. 2006

-Iowans for Tax Relief letter (windfall profits tax) - Dec. 15, 2005

-Iowa Conservatives for Fairness letters (judicial nominations) - May 18, 2005; Nov. 11, 2005
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