Martin O’Malley Returning to Iowa as Keynote Speaker Progressive Hero Awards to County Supervisors With Special Guest Roxanne Conlin

ican logoIOWA – Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN) will be holding its annual “Protecting the American Dream” event on Saturday March 4, 2017 from 2-4 pm in Johnston, Iowa.

Executive Director, Sue Dinsdale said ICAN is excited to host Martin O’Malley.  “In our current political climate we are happy to have Governor O’Malley give his perspective on our shared challenges.”  Roxanne Conlin will be introducing the Governor at the event.

Paraphrasing Governor O’Malley: “We believe in the American dream. When our families are strong, America is strong. The current administration feeds off of economic fears and failures and turns anger into a political weapon… Anger never fed a hungry child. Anger never protected a family’s home or sent a kid to college. Anger never built a great republic.”

Christopher Schwartz, newly elected Black Hawk County Supervisor will be presenting awards on behalf of ICAN to the county supervisors who passed minimum wage increases in their respective counties of: Johnson, Linn, Polk and Wapello.  Dinsdale remarked: “These Supervisor’s  courage in raising the minimum wage, even in the midst of controversy, makes them the perfect recipients of ICAN’s Progressive Hero Award for 2017.”

The public is invited to attend.

Who:                Iowa Citizen Action Network

Governor Martin O’Malley

County Supervisors from Johnson, Linn, Polk and Wapello counties

What:               Defending the American Dream Reception and Fundraiser

Where:             Johnston Lion’s Club

6401 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa

When:              Saturday March 4, 2017, 4-6 pm, program at 4:30 pm

Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN) is a grassroots public interest organization committed to creating social change in Iowa and across the nation. ICAN has united Iowa’s progressives for nearly 40 years, and is leading efforts to change the public climate for progressive change. ICAN works in coalition with  organizational affiliates from a wide range of constituencies, including religious, community, labor, senior, family farm and environmental organizations as well as with our thousands of individual members.

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