CD3 Workshop
“Building a Blue Bench in Iowa Workshop”
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Adel DeSoto Minburn High School
801 Nile Kinnick Dr. S, Adel IA 50003
“In Person or Virtually”
Target Audience: Local democratic leadership, candidates, county central committee members, local activists and caucuses
9:00   AM   Registration Opens and Morning Coffee
$15 Registration (suggested)
LuAnn, Hugh, Peg & Barb
  • Attendees are encouraged to register online (for meal planning)
  • Registration in person upon admission is available
  • Virtual Attendees must register online by Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Registration Link:
9:30-10:00 Welcome Rep. Cindy Axne (invited) and Glenn Hurst, MD Chair CD3
(Announcements, facility use tips, review agenda, silent auction announcement and pass the hat)
10:00-10:50 Plenary Session
  • State Senate and House Priorities and Update 2022
Glenn Hurst, Moderator
11:00-11:50 Sessions
1.   County Party Leadership Training Jan Norris/IDP/Panel
  1. Provide an overview of County Party Leadership roles and responsibilities
2.   “Neighbor to Neighbor“ Program Dave & Donna Langer
  1. Describe strategies to increase involvement in local precincts GOTV efforts
3.   Using Robert’s Rules of Order Bill Brauch
  1. Increase understanding of what and how to use rules during official meetings
12:00-1:15 Lunch
  • Caucus Meetings; and Open Mic Activities
Dallas Co Democrats (Bryce and David)
1:15-2:00   Sessions
4.   New Iowa Project (Voter Registration) Judy Downs
  1. Share project purpose and goals
5.   Platform Development Cycle & Tips David McFarland
  1. The cycle and tips in developing county platforms
6.   Building Your Bench Panel June Owens, Moderator
  1. Develop an understanding of how to ask and support potential candidates and/or needs they may have
7.   Sharing Fundraising Ideas / Panel Discussion Marsha Pilger
  1. Increase awareness of success fundraising ideas
2:00-2:15 Break
  • CD3 Silent Auction / County Baskets
Glenn Hurst
2:15-3:00   Sessions
8.   Understanding Iowa Voting Law Changes Bill Brauch & Jamie Fitzgerald
  1. Learn how the Republicans made voting more difficult in Iowa
3:00-3:30   PM 9.   Late Breaking Hot Topics; Redistricting Update; Hughes Project / 2020 debrief Glenn Hurst & IDP
Sponsored by Third Congressional District Central Committee
Iowa Democratic Party
For more information contact 515-462-3277


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