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National Security Is Topic Of Next Federal Issues Series Event

October 6, 2015

The Iowa Caucus Consortium is pleased to announce details for the second event of its Federal Issues Series, titled “National Security: Emerging Threats to America and the Price of Security.” General (Ret.) James Cartwright, USMC, will lead a discussion of national security, the cost of keeping America safe and the impact it will have on other priorities of 2016 presidential candidates. The event will take place on Oct. 21 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. To register, click here. The event, presented by Microsoft and supported by First Budget, is free and open to the public.

The Federal Issues Series allows Greater Des Moines (DSM) community members and business leaders to learn about key issues facing presidential candidates on the campaign trail. The Consortium held the first event in this series, “Debt Matters,” on Oct. 1 and will hold at least two more events in coming months. This series is a continuation of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Federal Issues Series that began with events in February and March. 

In addition to the National Security event on Oct. 21, the Federal Issues Series will include events based on the following topics:

  • Agriculture and Biosciences — Nov. 23
  • Immigration — TBA

More information will be announced on these events in coming weeks. Microsoft is the presenting sponsor for the series.

All media inquiries should be directed to Kyle Oppenhuizen at (515) 286-4972 or koppenhuizen@DSMpartnership.com

About the Iowa Caucus Consortium

The Iowa Caucus Consortium is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority, The Des Moines Register, Drake University and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Iowa Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Iowa. The Iowa Caucus Consortium aims to highlight Iowa’s first in the nation Caucus status and provide the media, candidates, and visitors a meaningful, positive experience while showcasing the state and region. The Consortium aims to do this by providing educational and informational resources, hosting Caucus-related events and facilitating collaboration among local organizations and leaders. For more information on the Iowa Caucuses, visit IowaCaucus.org and follow @IAcaucus2016 on Twitter.