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Sunrise Movement Endorses Bernie Sanders

During a rally at The Graduate in Iowa City, IA the Sunrise Movement officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.

First speaker, Rep. Ro Khanna from California’s 17th Congressional District.

Sunrise introduces Rep. Rashida Tlaib, U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district.

Sunrise Movement welcomes Sen. Bernie Sanders to the stage.

The speakers meet with the crowd.

Sunrise Movement volunteers meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

Save Rompot Walk with State Senator Rob Hogg

State Senator Rob Hogg organized a walk from Rompot neighborhood to the Prairie Park Fishery in response to a proposed rezoning for a Cargill rail yard.

The “It’s Not Over” walk was hosted by Rob and his wife Kate. The proposed rezoning for an industrial rail yard on the site of the Prairie Pollinator Zone in the floodplain would affect the modest working family Rompot neighborhood.

Friends, family, elected officials, and news media gathered to see the beautiful city-owned Prairie Pollinator Zone that will be ruined if the city approves a 12-track, 200-car industrial rail yard operating 12 hours a day, 365 days a year. The next and final vote happens at the Cedar Rapids City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 17.

Cedar Rapids residents – Please speak up with the mayor and city council to oppose the destruction of this quiet, beautiful land that is part of the city’s largest riverfront nature corridor. You can attend the Cedar Rapids City Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 17 at 4pm.

You can speak up at or before the meeting. Here are the emails to contact about this project:

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Pete Buttigieg in Cedar Rapids

Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate) held an event today at Green Square Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Pete spoke to a sizable crowd, then he led everyone on a short march to the U.S. Cellular Center where the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Hall of Fame reception was held. 19 presidential candidates spoke at the reception. You can view a video of their speeches and interviews here.