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Ernst Asks Constituents To Explain How Health Insurance Is A Good Thing


I received a reply from Joni Ernst after I called her office to say that I think she should not vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare.   So in the letter, that I have posted here,  she’s asking to hear from Iowans who have had positive experiences with Obamacare.  Like just being covered by health insurance isn’t self-explanatory.  But apparently for some people you have to spell it out.  Or  maybe she just would like it in a personal narrative form.   So this is your chance!  Contact her before the big vote.  Tell her your personal story about how having affordable health insurance is a good thing.

You can email her here:  email form:

Or call:

Washington, DC:  (202) 224-3254
Council Bluffs:  (712) 352-1167
Sioux City:  (712) 252-1550
Cedar Rapids:  (319) 365-4504
Des Moines:  (515) 284-4574
Davenport:  (563) 322-0854

Here is my letter from Joni Ernst:

Throughout my 99 county tour, I have heard   from many folks   facing premium increases, as well as   increases to deductibles and copays, that they simply cannot afford – all because of the ACA. Iowans in the individual market will likely see another massive rate increase next year, as Medica will be the only insurance provider selling individual market plans in every county statewide   for 2018.

We must continue to have an open dialogue as Congress continues to work on health care reform. I understand there are aspects of the ACA that some Iowans have had positive experiences with, and   it’s critical that I receive feedback directly from those folks, such as   yourself, so that we can work together to address the evolving needs of our health care system.

I cannot emphasize enough how important your input is as I closely examine this discussion draft.  Feel free to contact my office with any further information, as I always enjoy hearing from Iowans.


Joni K. Ernst
United States Senator

Republicans Refused To Cooperate With President Obama On Russian Election Interference

Someone posed a question recently that I think is worth thinking about, but I don’t know the answer to.  We already know President Obama was subject to racism from the right.  But is it also true that the left is guilty of perhaps a more covert kind of racism?  What prompted the question is another “Thanks, Obama” narrative taking shape in the media right now that President Obama did not do enough about Russian interference in our election.  And so another horrid event that Republicans did, somehow turns into Obama’s fault. 

Maybe it’s true that he didn’t do enough.  I don’t know. But if President Obama had ever received acknowledgement and credit for all of the things he has done, those who are saying now that he didn’t do enough in this instance would have more credibility.  So if covert racism is operating in such a manner that we blame President Obama where we would have supported and stood up for a white (male) Democrat in a similar circumstance, or where we would have placed blame where it is due, solidly on the Republicans, we need to take a look at that.

Here is another take by DailyKos that goes against the mainstream media narrative.

It was tantamount to a secret declaration of war by Russia, and the Obama administration treated it the security and care that it deserved.

 Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. …

 The material was so sensitive that CIA Director John Brennan kept it out of the President’s Daily Brief, concerned that even that restricted report’s distribution was too broad. The CIA package came with instructions that it be returned immediately after it was read. To guard against leaks, subsequent meetings in the Situation Room followed the same protocols as planning sessions for the Osama bin Laden raid.

At that early stage, they couldn’t tell the full extent of the Russian operations. They didn’t know the scale of the attack. They couldn’t tell who in the United States might be cooperating with the Russians. They could only be certain about one thing.

 The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.

Quietly, the intelligence community went to work as resources were dedicated to the issue and other agencies attempted to confirm or deny the information gathered by the CIA. If Obama had revealed the information, and the intelligence turned out to be false, he would certainly have been guilty of interfering with the election himself. Considering the import of the information, it was possible that simply talking about it openly could move the conflict from cyberspace to the battlefield. So Obama proceeded with caution, working to confirm the CIA’s intelligence and searching for ways to respond to Russian action. He needed to build a case that would hold up in front of both Republican leaders in Congress and the public.

 It took time for other parts of the intelligence community to endorse the CIA’s view. Only in the administration’s final weeks in office did it tell the public, in a declassified report, what officials had learned from Brennan in August — that Putin was working to elect Trump.

Donald Trump throws that delay out there as not just a taunt, but proof that he is somehow “innocent.” Because if Trump had even a hint of information, he would have fired it straight out of his Twitter gun. Trump demonstrated this many times during the election and since, as repeated even the most tenuous and ludicrous rumor as if it were accepted fact.

Obama wasn’t going to do that. It wasn’t a matter of “staying classy.” It was a matter of following the law, protecting the nation, and reaching a result that was more than a revenge tweet. Obama was concerned that going public with the information in the early days invited both criticism and speculation. On the most basic leave, President Obama was simply trying to ensure that his actions didn’t make the situation worse.

But as carefully and thoroughly as the intelligence community assembled a case, there was one point they couldn’t get past.

  Obama instructed aides to … seek bipartisan support from congressional leaders for a statement condemning Moscow and urging states to accept federal help.

None of that happened. Some Republican leaders in Congress put off even meeting with intelligence officials, delaying the process by weeks. Meanwhile, Jeh Johnson attempted to designate election infrastructure as “critical,” in order to give them the same protection provided to defense contractors.

 Brian Kemp, the Republican secretary of state of Georgia, used the call to denounce Johnson’s proposal as an assault on state rights. “I think it was a politically calculated move by the previous administration,” Kemp said in a recent interview, adding that he remains unconvinced that Russia waged a campaign to disrupt the 2016 race. “I don’t necessarily believe that,” he said.

In short: Republicans were—and are—more concerned with hurting Obama than they were in stopping Russia. In a sense, Republicans as a group colluded with Russia, in that they refused to take action to protect the nation against intrusion. And it wasn’t just random state level officials. When Congressional leadership finally met with the intelligence community for a briefing …

    “The Dems were, ‘Hey, we have to tell the public,’ ” recalled one participant. But Republicans resisted, arguing that to warn the public that the election was under attack would further Russia’s aim of sapping confidence in the system.

 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) went further, officials said, voicing skepticism that the underlying intelligence truly supported the White House’s claims. Through a spokeswoman, McConnell declined to comment, citing the secrecy of that meeting.

The answer to why Barack Obama didn’t speak out more strongly and more early about Russian interference for Trump, is because Republicans blazed the trail Trump is still following: They refused to cooperate, placing party above country.

Contacting Ernst And Grassley

AARP on ACHA after the House vote

Tomorrow is Monday. Start the week by calling Iowa’s senators and tell them what a vile piece of crap the AHCA is.

If you can’t get through to their phones in Washington, DC there are alternatives. Contact their local offices in Iowa or send them an email.

This is no time to sit on your hands on the sidelines. You or members of your family will be affected by the repeal of the ACA, either directly or indirectly.

Contacting Grassley:

Cedar Rapids
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 13
Suite 6800
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 363-6832
Fax: (319) 363-7179

Council Bluffs
307 Federal Building
8 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-7103
Fax: (712) 322-7196

201 West 2nd Street
Suite 720
Davenport, IA 52801
(563) 322-4331
Fax: (563) 322-8552

Des Moines
721 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-1145
Fax: (515) 288-5097

Sioux City
120 Federal Building
320 6th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 233-1860
Fax: (712) 233-1634

210 Waterloo Building
531 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 232-6657
Fax: (319) 232-9965

Washington, D.C.

135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3744
Fax: (202) 224-6020

Email form:

Contacting Ernst:

Washington, D.C.
111 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3254
Fax: (202) 224-9369
Office Hours:
8:00am-5:00pm (CST)

Des Moines
733 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 284-4574
Fax: (515) 284-4937
Office Hours:
8:00am-5:00pm (CST)

201 West Second Street
Suite 806
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: (563) 322-0677
Fax: (563) 322-0854
Office Hours:
8:00am-5:00pm (CST)

Cedar Rapids
111 Seventh Avenue SE
Suite 480
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 365-4504
Fax: (319) 365-4683
Office Hours:
8:00am-5:00pm (CST)

Sioux City
194 Federal Building
320 Sixth Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: (712) 252-1550
Fax: (712) 252-1638
Office Hours:
8:00am-5:00pm (CST)

Council Bluffs

221 Federal Building
8 South Sixth Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 352-1167
Fax: (712) 352-0087

email form:

Sunday Funday: Seems Like A Civil War Again Edition

Doesn’t it feel like a civil war again? This time it is the wealthy against the rest of America. the wealthy weapons are the bought and paid for members of congress and the state legislatures, the judiciary that is being crammed with very reactionary judges and stirring up the hate against races and immigrants that seems to inhabit the souls of many Americans.

Possibly this latest move to give the rich a massive tax cut by letting the poor and middle class die because they can’t get health care may finally be one step too far. But as HL Menckin once said “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.”

It is hard to keep up once again. Were you trying to pay attention?

1) Who will be holding seminars on how to avoid sexual assault charges?

2) At an appearance in Cedar Rapids the current president denigrated what form of generating electricity?

3) A terrorist attack took place in London Monday targeting what group of people?

4) Actor Stephen Furst died last week. Furst was most famous for playing what character in “National Lampoon’s Animal House?”

5) June 21st, 1964 James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner disappeared in Meridian Mississippi. What were they doing there to begin with?

6) The most expensive race in US House history is over in Georgia. Who won?

7) Republican senators Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee all came out against the AHCA Thursday. Why?

8) It was so hot in Phoenix last week that what form of transportation was suspended?

9) Forest fires in what European country resulted in 60 or more deaths, many dying in their cars trying to flee the fires?

10) They are legal in Iowa now and one house in Cedar Rapids burned from a fire caused by them. What are they?

11) Unbelievable: The Missouri legislature is working on a bill that will allow landlords to discriminate against women who take what medication?

12) In her speech to reopen Parliament, Queen Elizabeth failed to mention a possible visit by what world leader causing speculation the planned trip had been cancelled?

13) The SCOTUS will take an appeal on gerrymandering for purely partisan reasons in a case arising from what badly gerrymandered state?

14) Did he or didn’t he? The current president claims he did not tape James Comey in a tweet, but what congressional committee wants this deal in a formal letter?

15) Disabled people were arrested and in some cases dragged from their wheelchairs when they staged a protest against the AHCA at what senator’s office?

16) Prior to the ACA how many Americans on average would suffer premature death due to lack of access to healthcare?

17) In his Cedar Rapids speech, what kind of people did the current president say he wanted in his cabinet?

18) Paul Ryan has an opponent already for 2018. The opponent, Randy Bryce is a union iron worker. What is his somewhat comical twitter handle?

19) The next bill that Republicans will write behind closed doors will probably be what?

20) Per orders from Sean Spicer, the press will not be allowed to do what at press conferences?

July 4th this year you will see that the wealthy will have a lot to celebrate, but few others will.


1) Bill Cosby

2) wind – Iowa is #2 in wind generated electricity

3) Muslims

4) Flounder or Kent “Flounder” Dorfman

5) they were civil rights workers

6) Karen Handel

7) the bill was not cruel enough for them

8) Some airplanes were grounded. They can’t take off in temps over 118.

9) Portugal

10) Fireworks

11) birth control pills. They will also be able to deny to rent to women who have had abortions.

12) the current president

13) Wisconsin

14) the House intelligence committee

15) Mitch McConnell

16) 45,000 – expect those numbers to return

17) rich people. Oligarchy, anyone?

18) #ironstache

19) their huge tax cut bill

20) have neither video or audio recording at the conferences

A sad thought for today is that midterms are 17 months out and Russia is still playing in our elections and there are still voting machines with no paper trails. Sounds like we are getting set up for a repeat.

Joni Ernst: I Am So Out Of Touch!

The ACHA is where their investment pays off

Wednesday night I checked my email. Mostly these days we are getting appeals to call or email our senators on the Republican trashing of the health care bill. Here’s a helpful hint on contacting them: call their offices in Iowa; Washington ain’t answering.

Right now the country is focused on what will be a catastrophic disaster for nearly every family in America of Republicans repealing the ACA in order to give huge tax cuts to the wealthy. It is hard to avoid any news about what tragedies may lie ahead if you are poor, middle class, young, old or simply anything but wealthy.

With most of America and much of Iowa facing a huge disruption in their lives that will be caused by Republican senators like her, Joni Ernst sends out one of her “Make ‘Em Squeal” emails. The idea of these is to show how our government has put itself into a huge debt hole by not managing their money very well.

Does Ernst deal with the impending disaster? Does she mention how some 23 million Americans and some nearly 100,000 Iowans will be forced to drop health insurance? Does she talk about how cutting Medicaid will endanger the lives of millions of Americans?

NO! Senator Ernst focuses on something much more insidious!

Squeal Award: Overpriced & Under-vetted Uniforms

Yep. This is what Ernst sees as something that will bring down the republic! Another boneheaded play by America’s bloated military establishment. Since congress, led by Republicans, refuses to ever do any auditing on the military FUBARs like this are daily occurrences.

An aside here – Ernst’s website, like those of many Republicans is nearly inaccessible. About the only way I have found to access it is to type in the url line. Even from there access to her “Make ‘em Squeal” button is not accessible.

From the Ernst email:

The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released a report this week detailing the DODs decision to purchase camouflage uniforms with a “forest” green color scheme. Unfortunately, only 2.1 percent of the total land area in Afghanistan is covered by forests.

Additionally, due to proprietary fees, the new camouflage pattern costs up to 43 percent more than similar alternatives already in use by the Afghan National Police. This decision added approximately $28 million to the cost of the Afghan National Army uniform purchase. By simply choosing a similar, non-proprietary camouflage pattern, the DOD could save taxpayers anywhere between $68 to $72 million over the next ten years. (ed. note: by my calculation that is @ 20 cents per American)

This poorly vetted use of taxpayer dollars is not only wasteful, but dangerous to the members of the Afghan National Army serving their country and protecting U.S. interests in the region. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I believe this is completely unacceptable and will continue working tirelessly to protect taxpayer dollars.

Therefore, I present this month’s Squeal Award to the Department of Defense for the Afghan National Army’s overpriced and under-vetted uniforms.

And we, the people of Iowa, who really hate stupidity in office award Joni Ernst our “WTF Too Stupid To Be In Office” award.

Now that Ernst has diverted our attention from the real problems of the country – taking away health care from millions, undermining regulations on financial institutions, the resurgent racism and anti-immigrant culture, and a president pushing for war – she probably thinks she can vote to take away health care with no one watching. She is wrong. We are watching!

When I think of waste in government, I think of paying the salaries of worthless senators who are only in Washington to do the bidding of their wealthy donors like the Koch brothers.

AHCA Will Hit Iowans Hard

By Iowa Fiscal Partnership
Coverage losses in House AHCA sets low bar for Senate, White House;

AHCA would impose dramatically higher costs for Iowa and Iowa residents

{Ed. Note: The following are excerpts from a PDF posted by Peter Fisher at Iowa Fiscal Partnership}

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives would cut health insurance for nearly 200,000 Iowans in order to provide billions in tax cuts to wealthy individuals, drug companies, and insurance companies. Moreover, instead of fixing the problems with Iowa’s health insurance exchange, it would make those problems worse. As the Senate uses this legislation as the basis for its own proposal, supporters’ promises of more state flexibility and individual choice ring hollow. So-called “flexibility” means an enormous cost shift requiring the state to spend millions more and cut services. Meanwhile, “choice” for thousands of Iowans would be stark: go without health insurance that had become unaffordable, or go without basic necessities such as food.

The AHCA would fundamentally change Medicaid in two ways. First, it eventually would end the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — expansion of Medicaid, through which 150,000 low-income Iowans have gained coverage. Second, the AHCA would cut federal funding for the overall Medicaid program, which would force Iowa to find an estimated $336 million more in the state budget for 2023 in order to maintain current eligibility. Given Iowa’s chronic budget shortfalls, this is very unlikely to happen. As a result, the state would likely be forced to restrict Medicaid eligibility and cut benefits to children, the elderly and the disabled.

Altogether, some 191,100 Iowans — 38.1 percent of the nonelderly adult enrollees now served — could lose Medicaid under the House plan, according to new analysis by the Urban Institute.[1] This would make Iowa one of the biggest losers nationally, as only 11 states have greater shares of their Medicaid enrollees in jeopardy of losing coverage. Nationally, the loss is set at 1 in 4 enrollees.

The AHCA hits rural and elderly Iowans the hardest, both from the cuts in insurance subsidies and the cuts in Medicaid. In Iowa’s 78 counties outside metropolitan areas, a family of four with $40,000 income would face an average net increase in premiums (after subsidies) of $7,607 per year; their cost would about double. For an elderly couple with the same income, the increase would average $14,582. The likely loss of the Medicaid expansion would disproportionately harm rural Iowans, who are more likely to have health issues and difficulty paying for health care.

One of the most disingenuous claims by AHCA architects is that Americans with pre-existing medical conditions — now protected by the ACA — would keep that protection under AHCA. In fact, AHCA creates a state option to let insurance companies charge higher premiums and scale back coverage of now-required “essential health benefits.” The requirement that insurance companies cannot deny coverage is a hollow one, if they can simply price people out of it, or drop benefits they do not want to cover. And the fig-leaf funding provided by the bill would not nearly compensate for the costs to the millions facing these higher prices, including 1.3 million persons in Iowa with pre-existing conditions.

Editor comment:
There is much, much more solid analysis at the link. Fisher is well known for his in depth, accurate and no holds barred analyses.

Let us remind you that something like 2/3rds of Medicaid money goes to the elderly, often to pay for their nursing home care after all of their funds have been exhausted. Based on Fisher’s analysis you can easily see that when that money dries up some decisions will have to be made about the care of the elderly by their families.

As reported here before Iowa is a filial responsibility state. That means simply that if your elderly parent continues to get care in a nursing home and their funds are exhausted, you are responsible for their bills.

The alternative would be to take the elderly parent back into your home and care for them yourselves. Let me tell you that is hard and thankless work. Many times the children of the elderly are approaching elderly status themselves.

The AHCA is not a health care bill; the AHCA is a wealth care bill for the likes of Donald Trump. It is primarily a tax cut bill for the very wealthiest Americans. Elizabeth Warren explained in best on the Senate floor when she spoke in opposition to this bill Thursday:

Iowa’s Small Towns and Rural Communities Will Be Hit Hardest By Trumpcare


(202) 224-3121

Why Does Iowa GOP Love Trump More Than Iowa?

Action Alert from Iowa Democratic Party

Well President Trump’s event in Cedar Rapids went as expected.

 The President took the stage and spent the entire event bragging about problems he hasn’t solved, policy he has no knowledge of, and results that he hasn’t achieved.

 President Trump doesn’t understand what the people of Iowa need. He hasn’t spent any time in the fields behind the wheel of a combine or in a classroom teaching children math and science. He doesn’t know what it is like to work from sunrise to sunset to earn an honest paycheck.

 He proved it to us tonight. His comments on the reckless withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord show his lack of understanding on how vital clean energy is to Iowa. He mocked wind energy in the state with the 2nd highest wind energy production in the country.

 Even more, Trump claimed, “The two parties should come together and come up with a great deal on healthcare.” That is coming from the highest office holder in a party holding secret, partisan negotiations on healthcare reform that will put 1.3 million Iowans at risk of losing their coverage. This is not a good example of “coming together”.

 And what’s worse? Iowa GOP leaders are standing right there with Trump. Iowans need leaders who will represent Iowa values and not stand by while President Trump destroys all the progress we have made.

Commit to call our elected officials and tell them to start standing up for Iowa values.

Rod Blum: (202) 225-2911
Joni Ernst: (202) 224-3254
Chuck Grassley: (202) 224-3744
David Young: (202) 225-5476

  • Nearly 1.3 million Iowans could be denied health coverage in House bill
  • House bill would devastate health care in rural Iowa
  • Tens of millions of dollars cut in funding for Iowa students and teachers.
  • $100 million cut from programs that support rural Iowa

Will This Be Joni Ernst’s Last Term?

Call Ernst and Grassley today to tell them to oppose Trumpcare.

Ernst:   202-224-3254            Grassley:   202-224-3744

Scroll down the page for Joni’s travelling office hours.  Just so you know, the senator won’t be showing up herself personally, just her staff.


Schedule Of Joni Ernst Travelling Office Hours

“I’m Joni Ernst and I approve this message.”

Regional directors from Senator Joni Ernst’s office will hold traveling office hours throughout the month of July in all 99 counties in Iowa.

Representatives will be available in counties throughout the state to assist Iowans with problems or questions about eligibility involving issues like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues, and other federal programs. Senator Ernst will not be at the traveling office hours.

*Please Note: Senator Ernst will not be at the traveling office hours*

Adair County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Adair County Courthouse
Jury Room
400 Public Square
Greenfield, IA

Adams County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Corning Public Library
603 9th Street
Corning, IA

Allamakee County
Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Robey Memorial Library
Conference Room
401 1st Avenue NW
Waukon, IA

Appanoose County
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Centerville Public Library
115 Drake Avenue
Centerville, IA

Audubon County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Audubon Public Library
401 North Park Place
Audubon, IA

Benton County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vinton Public Library
510 2nd Avenue
Vinton, IA

Black Hawk County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Waterloo Public Library
415 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA

Boone County
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Boone County Courthouse
1st Floor Conference Room
201 State Street
Boone, IA

Bremer County
Friday, July 21, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Denver Public Library
100 Washington Street
Denver, IA

Buchanan County
Friday, July 28, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Independence Public Library
Freedom Room
805 1st Street East
Independence, IA

Buena Vista County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Buena Vista County Veterans Affairs
1709 East Richland Street
Storm Lake, IA

Butler County
Friday, July 21, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Allison Public Library
Community Room
412 3rd Street
Allison, IA

Calhoun County
Thursday, July 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Manson City Hall
1015 13th Street
Manson, IA

Carroll County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Manning Public Library
310 Main Street
Manning, IA

Cass County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Atlantic Public Library
Community Room
507 Poplar Street
Atlantic, IA

Cedar County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
West Branch Public Library
300 N Downey Street
West Branch, IA

Cerro Gordo County
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Mason City Public Library
Large Group Study Room
225 2nd Street SE
Mason City, IA

Cherokee County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cherokee Public Library
215 South 2nd Street
Cherokee, IA

Chickasaw County
Friday, July 21, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
New Hampton Public Library
20 West Spring Street
New Hampton, IA

Clarke County
Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Clarke County Courthouse
Multi-Purpose Room
100 South Main Street
Osceola, IA

Clay County
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 am
Spencer Public Library
ICN Room
21 E 3rd Street
Spencer, IA

Clayton County
Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Strawberry Point Public Library
Meeting Room
401 Commercial Street
Strawberry Point, IA

Clinton County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Clinton Public Library
306 8th Avenue South
Clinton, IA

Crawford County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Norelius Community Library
1403 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA

Dallas County
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Dallas County Courthouse
2nd Floor Conference Room
801 Court Street
Adel, IA

Davis County
Wednesday July 12, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Bloomfield Public Library
200 W. Locust Street
Bloomfield, IA

Decatur County
Friday, July 14, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Decatur County Courthouse
Board Room
207 N Main Street
Leon, IA

Delaware County
Friday, July 28, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Manchester Public Library
Genealogy Room
304 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA

Des Moines County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Burlington Public Library
Meeting Room A
210 Court Street
Burlington, IA

Dickinson County
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Arnolds Park City Hall
156 North Highway 71
Arnolds Park, IA

Dubuque County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dubuque County Library – Asbury Branch
5290 Grand Meadow Drive
Asbury, IA

Emmet County
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Armstrong City Hall
519 6th Street
Armstrong, IA

Fayette County
Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
West Union Community Library
210 North Vine Street
West Union, IA

Floyd County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 pm
Nora Springs City Hall
Community Room
45 North Hawkeye Avenue
Nora Springs, IA

Franklin County
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hampton Public Library
4 South Federal Street
Hampton, IA

Fremont County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 pm
Hamburg City Hall
1201 Main Street
Hamburg, IA

Greene County
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Greene County Courthouse
Board Room
114 N Chestnut Street
Jefferson, IA

Grundy County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Kling Memorial Library
Conference Room
708 7th Street
Grundy Center, IA

Guthrie County
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Guthrie County Courthouse
Public Meeting Room
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA

Hamilton County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hamilton County Courthouse
Meeting Room
2300 Superior Street
Webster City, IA

Hancock County
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Garner Public Library
416 State Street
Garner, IA

Hardin County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Iowa Falls Public Library
921 Washington Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA

Harrison County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
3:30 PM – 4:30 pm
Missouri Valley Public Library
420 East Huron Street
Missouri Valley, IA

Henry County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
307 East Monroe Street
Mount Pleasant, IA

Howard County
Friday, July 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Cresco Public Library
320 North Elm Street
Cresco, IA

Humboldt County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Humboldt Public Library
30 6th Street North
Humboldt, IA

Ida County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Holstein Lohff Schumann Memorial Community Center
301 Lohff Schumann Drive
Holstein, IA

Iowa County
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Williamsburg Public Library
Meeting Room B
300 West State Street
Williamsburg, IA

Jackson County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Maquoketa Public Library
126 South Second Street
Maquoketa, IA

Jasper County
Friday, July 7, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Jasper County Courthouse
Basement Conference Room
101 1st Street North
Newton, IA

Jefferson County
Friday, July 14, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Fairfield Public Library
Conference Room
104 West Adams Avenue
Fairfield, IA

Johnson County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room A
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA

Jones County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Anamosa Public Library
Flag Room
600 East 1st Street
Anamosa, IA

Keokuk County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Sigourney Public Library
720 East Jackson Street
Sigourney, IA

Kossuth County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Algona Public Library
Room D
210 North Phillips Street
Algona, IA

Lee County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Fort Madison Public Library
1920 Avenue East
Fort Madison, IA

Linn County
Monday, July 10, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Marion Public Library
1095 6th Avenue
Marion, IA

Louisa County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Wapello Public Library
119 North 2nd Street
Wapello, IA

Lucas County
Friday, July 14, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lucas County Courthouse
Board of Supervisors Office
916 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA

Lyon County
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rock Rapids Public Library
102 South Greene Street
Rock Rapids, IA

Madison County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Iowa State University Extension Office
117 North John Wayne Drive
Winterset, IA

Mahaska County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Oskaloosa Public Library
Room C
301 South Market Street
Oskaloosa, IA

Marion County
Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Marion County Courthouse
Board Room
214 East Main Street
Knoxville, IA

Marshall County
Friday, July 7, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Marshall County Courthouse
Meeting Room 2
1 East Main Street
Marshalltown, IA

Mills County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Glenwood City Hall
5 North Vine Street
Glenwood, IA

Mitchell County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Osage Public Library
406 Main Street
Osage, IA

Monona County
Monday, July 17, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Onawa Public Library
707 Iowa Avenue
Onawa, IA

Monroe County
Friday, July 14, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Albia Public Library
203 Benton Ave East
Albia, IA

Montgomery County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Suite #2
400 Bridge Street
Red Oak, IA

Muscatine County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Muscatine Community College
Strahan Hall Room 11
152 Colorado Street
Muscatine, IA

O’Brien County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Primghar Public Library
320 1st Street NE
Primghar, IA

Osceola County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sibley Public Library
406 9th Street
Sibley, IA

Page County
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Clarinda Public Library
100 East Garfield St
Clarinda, IA

Palo Alto County
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mallard City Hall
605 Inman Street
Mallard, IA

Plymouth County
Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Kingsley Community Center
207 East 1st Street
Kingsley, IA

Pocahontas County
Thursday, July 27, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Pocahontas Public Library
14 2nd Avenue NW
Pocahontas, IA

Polk County
Friday, July 7, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Mitchellville Community Center
Senior Room
114 2nd Street NE
Mitchellville, IA

Pottawattamie County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Walnut City Hall
229 Antique City Drive
Walnut, IA

Poweshiek County
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Brooklyn Public Library
306 Jackson Street
Brooklyn, IA

Ringgold County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Ringgold County Courthouse
Meeting Room
109 West Madison
Mount Ayr, IA

Sac County
Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sac City Public Library
1001 West Main Street
Sac City, IA

Scott County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Drive
Bettendorf, IA

Shelby County
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Harlan Public Library
718 Court Street
Harlan, IA

Sioux County
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Orange City Public Library
112 Albany Avenue SE
Orange City, IA

Story County
Friday, July 7, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Story County Administration Building
Public Meeting Room
900 6th Street
Nevada, IA

Tama County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Norma Anders Public Library
320 Main Street
Dysart, IA

Taylor County
Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Bedford Public Library
507 Jefferson Street
Bedford, IA

Union County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Union County Courthouse
Law Enforcement Center Room
300 North Pine Street
Creston, IA

Van Buren County
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Keosauqua Public Library
608 1st Street
Keosauqua, IA

Wapello County
Friday, July 14, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ottumwa Public Library
102 West 4th Street
Ottumwa, IA

Warren County
Thursday, July 6, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Warren County Administration Building
Board Room
301 North Buxton Street
Indianola, IA

Washington County
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Washington Public Library
115 West Washington Street
Washington, IA

Wayne County
Friday, July 14, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wayne County Courthouse
Meeting Room
100 North Lafayette Street
Corydon, IA

Webster County
Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fort Dodge Public Library
Lobby Meeting Room
424 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA

Winnebago County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lake Mills Public Library
102 South Lake Street
Lake Mills, IA

Winneshiek County
Thursday, July 27, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA

Woodbury County
Monday, July 10, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Correctionville City Hall
312 Driftwood Street
Correctionville, IA

Worth County
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Manly Public Library
127 South Grant Street
Manly, IA

Wright County
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eagle Grove Public Library
101 South Cadwell Avenue
Eagle Grove, IA