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Welcome to 2024!

Yes, it is a major election year for Democrats and you can feel the energy in the air. Just a few days ago we held the January meeting of the Polk County Democrats

Central Committee and it was standing room only. On Caucus Night so many people braved the elements, came out and put their name on the ballot to be elected to the Central Committee. Thank you...THANK YOU!

At the top of our ticket is President Joe Biden who has done more during his first term in office than any president in our memory. Let's review just a couple:

  • Passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package to increase investment in the national network of bridges and roads, airports, public transport and national broadband internet, as well as waterways and energy systems;

  • Helped get more than 500 million life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations in the arms of Americans through the American Rescue Plan;

  • Stopped a 30-year streak of federal inaction on gun violence by signing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that created enhanced background checks, closed the “boyfriend” loophole, and provided funds for youth mental health;

  • Made a $369 billion investment in climate change, the largest in American history, through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022;

  • Capped prescription drug prices at $2,000 per year for seniors on Medicare through the Inflation Reduction Act.

And that is just a few examples. President Biden has seen the longest streak of job creation since the 1950's, low unemployment and his support for union workers is stuff of legend. Yes, we are proud of Joe Biden and will work hard for his reelection.

A reminder that our January Windsor Heights and Clive Democrats Meeting will take place at Gilroy's on Tuesday, January 30 starting at 6PM for drinks and dinner. We'll then be joined by our invited guests: Third Congressional District Candidate Lanon Baccam and Iowa State Senator Claire Celsi. Learn more about them, ask questions and let's have a great time.

If I can be of assistance I'm here. My Cell is 515-570-2220. Thanks for reading and hope to see you on Tuesday Evening. - Michael Libbie

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