From an email I received today from Alan Jenkins:
As we head into the 2008 presidential election cycle, it’s time to consider how we center the values that are important to us in the midst of the political rhetoric and debate. We want to share with you one such opportunity. Held in Des Moines, Iowa on December 1, The Heartland Presidential Forum will kick off the Campaign for Community Values. This campaign emphasizes through community values the idea that we’re all in it together, and that we must address challenges collectively to move forward.
The Heartland Presidential Forum, sponsored by the Center for Community Change, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and dozens of grassroots organizing groups, will bring together Iowans, Midwesterners and others who want to address issues important to them through this lens of community. With special emphasis on health care, clean elections, workers’ rights, and immigration, the Forum will challenge candidates to outline how their vision for the country will bring us together and strengthen our national community. Participants will include Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, and Barack Obama.
If you are in the area, please consider joining us for this remarkable event.
The Heartland Presidential Forum
Saturday, December 1, 2007
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa
For more information about the forum, and for tickets:
To learn more about the Campaign for Community Values: