Working Families Summit 2017


We are inviting you to an exciting event which will bring dozens of progressive Iowa organizations together, at a Working Families Summit on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Scheman Building in Ames. (On the ISU campus)


The event features speakers, a full day of action, break-out sessions, and discussion on issues like Building a movement, Raising Wages, Protecting Civil Rights, and Making Work Family Friendly.


The event is FREE and open to the public. We are asking that you bring a donation of: Crackers, soups, ramen noodles, rice, hamburger helper, toilet paper or hygiene products, that will be donated to a charity.

Free Bus from Davenport to Iowa City – Cedar Rapids and back

For many Iowan’s the recent legislative session was devastating. Economic recovery is still a distant dream. Minimum wage jobs taken away , student loan debt and rising health care costs are just a few of the everyday factors that keep families from getting ahead. Bringing a coalition of progressive organizations together for a day of discussion and action to work together to help strengthen working families, determine a road map to change, and work toward effective legislative remedies is a step in the right direction.


If you want to see change and a better future for the 90 percent of Iowans who are not positively affected by economic gains, come to the summit and find out how to make a difference.


Click here now to register or call 515-262-9571 for more information. Space is limited, so register now. Registration ends June 5th.

To be a sponsor and/or have a table the day of the event—call 515-262-9571 or email


You are receiving this email because you/your organization participated in the Working Families Summit 2015 in Ames, IA. I am checking in to see if your organization would be willing to commit to having a table at the event again. If so, please see details below!
Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Vendor Table information:
  • $100/organization; fee waived if you need financial assistance
  • NO candidate or candidate campaigning is allowed at tables
  • Please email me back if you would like a table
Morgan Miller

Dear Progressive:

We are inviting you to an exciting event which will bring dozens of progressive Iowa organizations together at the second Working Families Summit. This event will be held 9 am, June 10 at the Scheman Building in Ames (ISU Campus).

The Summit is still in the formation process with speakers and classes. Last time we had national speakers on various issues. We are looking for speakers that will agitate, invigorate and educate. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting day we need volunteers. The committees that are available include:

Financial/Sponsorship – Set budget, raise funds, make request for sponsors. Charge for event? Charge for Vendor tables?  Lunch expense. Refreshments?

Speakers – Get keynote speaker. Get morning speakers.

Classes/Issues – Determine the number of classes. Assign rooms to classes. Create morning panel. Get speakers for afternoon – how we did discussion.

Communications – Press Releases, social media, web page, FB page. On line registration.

Floor Operations/logistics – Make sure signs are in front of rooms and are right. Help hand out during classes and general sessions. Signs on ground floor directing to 1st floor. Has people in class rooms, assisting, and keeping them on time.  Auditorium Person will keep the general sessions on time, people ready to go out, and deal with problems.

Table Vendors – assign vendors to tables. See if they need power, etc. Have curtains, tables and chairs.

Allies & Partners – Contact groups, organizations and people that may like to be on a committee, sponsor, contribute, work the event, or just attend

Bringing a coalition of progressive organizations and people together for a day of discussion and action will help strengthen working Iowa families, determine a direction, and will keep the movement in motion.

The Working Families Summit registration page will be up soon, please contact Lance Coles at 515-262-9571 or if you are interested in being on a committee, supporting the event or want more information. Please share this letter with others you believe would be interested in being a part of this event




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