2nd District Events


Bridge View Center
102 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52501


Lunch tickets must be purchased from the Wapello County Democrats. Please email wapellocountydems@gmail.com to request a meal. All meal requests must be received by Tuesday, June 13th at 8pm. The cost of lunch is $12, payable in cash at Bridge View Center on Saturday, June 17th.

If you would like to request a vegan or gluten-free meal please indicate this in your email.

Lunch will be a buffet including: pasta, marinara sauce, garlic herb (vegetarian) sauce, Italian chicken, and salad. Water, iced tea, and lemonade will be available.

Please be aware that outside food is not allowed in Bridge View Center.



  • 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS (Suggested Registration Fee: $15 per person)
  • 9:30 a.m. WELCOME : Sandy Dockendorff, Second District Chair
  • 9:45 a.m. Large Group Topic: Resistance – We don’t own it, but we better be helping
  • 10:15 a.m. Large Group Topic: Criminal Justice
Time Issues
(Info for Grassroots)
(Info for County Central Committees)
(Info for County Party Leaders)
(Info for candidates and/or their campaign staff)
10:50-11:20 Mental Health/Health Care Voter Contact: Phone Banking/Scripting/LTEs County Chair Orientation Social Media for Candidates
11:25-11:55 Water Quality/Infrastructure Voter Contact: Canvassing Part I County Party Fundraising Opposition Research
12:00-12:30 Voter ID/Voter Suppression Voter Contact: Canvassing Part II County Party Structure Messaging
  • 12:35 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH & LEARN: Once elected, what to expect
            Presenters: Congressman Dave Loebsack, State Senator Rob Hogg, County Supervisor Mike Carberry
            Lunch Tickets - See Above
Time Issues Education Program Candidates
1:20-1:50 Money in Politics Robert's Rules Candidate Recruitment Campaign Finance/Treasurer's Training
2:00-2:30 Workers' Rights Political Mindfulness Social Media for County Parties Campaign Manager Training
2:40-3:10 Education Communicating with Someone Who Doesn't Agree with You Data Fundraising
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Large Group: Party Structure: The Macro Level (Or Democratic Alphabet Soup)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Q&A with all presenters


  • 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. RECEPTION: Second District Dem’s Social Hour (Cash Bar)
  • 6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Dinner $50 suggested donation. Advanced Reservation Required
            Pay in advance or at the door. (Commitment to monthly small donation accepted at the door only.)
  • 7:00 p.m. WELCOME
  • 7:30 p.m. SPEAKERS: U. S. Representative David Loebsack, introducing Jason Kander, Former Missouri Secretary of State
  • Presentation of Awards
            Leonard Boswell: Lifetime Achievement Award
            Others to be announced

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