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Senators Grassley And Ernst To Speak At Next Federal Issues Series Event

November 2, 2015

The Iowa Caucus Consortium is pleased to announce details for the third event of its Federal Issues Series, focused on the topic of agriculture and bioscience. Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst will lead a discussion on how the policies of feeding, fueling and healing the world will affect the upcoming Iowa Caucuses and presidential election. Brent Willett, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor, will moderate the discussion. The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 23 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 the Iowa Biotechnology Association and Innovate Iowa, is free and open to the public.

The Federal Issues Series allows Greater Des Moines 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 held the second event focused on national security on Oct. 21. Microsoft is the presenting sponsor for the series. This series is a continuation of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Federal Issues Series that began with events in February and March.

The Federal Issues Series will also include an event focused on immigration, with the date and time to be determined and announced in coming weeks. 

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.