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Letter to the editor

Clarke County Democrats have scheduled the County Caucus for Monday, March 25 on the second floor of the County Court House at 7 p.m. The second floor can be reached by elevator or stairs. All Clarke County Democrats are welcome to attend.

Caucuses held during the odd numbered years have been titled “Off Year Caucuses.” Off Year Caucuses discuss issues of importance to the county, discuss issues to recommend to the Iowa Democratic Party, elect officers, and elect precinct members. One of the first discussion topics will be to approve or revise the decision made in 2018 regarding core beliefs of the Clarke County Central Committee. These beliefs are listed below.

CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRATS BELIEVE IN:

raising the minimum wage so that hard-working people can provide for themselves and their families and strength the economy as a whole.

the right to health care, including full reproductive health care and a Medicaid program administered by the state, not by for-profit insurance companies.

serious funding for education.

those who have benefitted most from America’s many blessings paying their fair share of taxes.

expanded health care, education, employment, and housing assistance for our veterans.

environmental responsibility and the use of clean, renewable energy.

a fair path to citizenship for undocumented worker and those brought to the United States when they were children.

One issue that will need attention will be planning for the possibility of welcoming the many presidential candidates that may wish to visit Clarke County or neighboring counties.

Another issue to be discussed will be early planning for the February 3, 2020 caucus that will help select the next presidential candidate for the November 2020 election.

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