Black Hawk County Democrats hold Odd-Year Caucus

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WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) — Democrats from Black Hawk County came together at Central Middle School in Waterloo for their Odd-Year Caucus to decide party leadership and plan for 2020.

“This is the beginning of the process for electing the president for the Democrats,” said Black Hawk County Party Chair Vikki Brown. She and Vice-Chair Nate Gruber will likely lead the party through the next few elections for another term after being nominated again .

Members of their respective wards choosing precinct chairs –those charged with rallying voters.

“They’re tasked with organizing their neighborhoods, kind of the ground up model, as opposed to the top-down model, talk to their neigbhors, talk to their friends,” said Gruber.

Legislators like Eric Giddens, Bob Kressig, and others addressing the crowd — commending them for their efforts in the recent Senate District 30 election.

The keynote speaker, Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart, expressing his dismay with leadership at the federal level.

“Because our moral aptitude has shifted. We have learned to tolerate foolishness,” said Hart.

Hart noted the value of Iowa in a presidential race.

“We get the opportunity to set the precedence for the entire united states. We are blessed with the oppurtunity to let people know that we are willing to fight the good fight,” said HArt.

With so many candidates vying for a spot, Democrats have a big choice for who will take on president trump next year.

 

Taylor Vessel

Taylor Vessel

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