Sioux County Democratic Caucus, 3-17-15

Registered Democrats are invited to the Sioux County Democrats Biennial Meeting and Off-Year Caucus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 at the Sioux Center Public Library. Come to elect officers and strategize for the future of our party! You are also welcome to bring platform resolutions. For more information, contact chair Kim Van Es […]

Special Election on 1-6-15 for Iowa House District 4

John Buntsma (D) of Orange City was nominated by the Sioux County Democratic Convention held on December 18, 2014 and John Kooiker (R) of Boyden was nominated by the Sioux County Republican  Convention held on December 16, 2014.  The Special Election date was set for January 6 by Gov. Branstad to fill the seat vacated […]

John Hubers’ Sioux City Journal Letter to the Editor, 11-22-14

  LETTER: That’s a decision for Supreme Court, not Steve King Congressman Steve King says that President Obama’s plan to help undocumented workers by executive order is “unconstitutional.” I would assume that is something the Supreme Court will have to decide as it is their job, not Mr. King’s, to make such decisions. I’m just […]

2014 Sioux County Democratic Platform

Sioux County Democratic Platform (approved at the Sioux County Convention on March 8, 2014)   Statement of Principles     The following principles undergird our platform and our proposals.  These principles help explain why we have chosen to be Democrats.  This is not an exhaustive list, but ones which have come readily to mind.   […]

Beginning of 114th US Congress

The new Congress starts January 6, 2015, which is pushed back from January 3, as specified by the US Constitution, Amendment 20:  “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.”   Of […]

“10 Differences Between the Two Parties”

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July 3, 2014 Sioux City Journal Letter, “Raising the Minimum Wage is a Matter of Economic Justice”

LETTER: Raising minimum wage: ‘A matter of economic justice’ July 03, 2014 12:00 am No one should work full-time but still struggle and live in poverty. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would help at least 300,000 citizens right here in Iowa, many of whom are raising children. This year, the U.S. Senate […]

Oct. 4, 2014 NW IA Review Letter, “Republicans Are Out of Touch”

  Letter to the Editor:  “Republicans Are Out of Touch”   Some political pundits are predicting a win for Republicans in both the U.S. House and Senate this year.  I don’t understand that, when many views of Republicans in Congress are out of touch with both Democrats and Republicans.  For example, most Americans support immigration […]

2014 Straight Ticket for Iowa Democrats

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Braley–Ernst Debate, Oct. 16, 2014

The last debate between Cong. Bruce Braley and State Sen. Joni Ernst will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Eppley Auditorium in Sioux City at 7 p.m. with a rally beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are necessary for this event.  For tickets, check with your County Chair. It will be televised on KCAU-TV.