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Democracy for the Common Good: A Call to Action

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:30pm
John Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation
John Nichols, Washington DC correspondent for the Nation magazine, will be the guest speaker for the NH Program's 2014 fundraiser. Photo: Robin Holland

Saturday, Feb. 7; 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
First United Methodist Church,
1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines

Keynote by John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine. His latest book, co-authored by Robert McChesney, is Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.  

How do corporate dollars threaten our democracy?

Workshops/skills training
What are the tools to rescue our democracy for all?
Caucus resolutions, Move to Amend, Birddogging the candidates

Movement building
What role will you play?

Suggested donation: $10. (Scholarships available.) Lunch and theater skit included!

Presented by the AFSC and other co-sponsoring organizations. To register, click here.

For more info:

Kevin Rutledge ( or Josh Skipworth ( at 515-274-4851, ext. 23.

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Other co-sponsoring organizations and individuals include:

Methodist Federation for Social Action, Iowa Chapter; Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement; Iowa Citizens Action Network; South Central Iowa Federation of Labor; WILPF/Move to Amend; Catholic Peace Ministry; Des Moines Ecumenical Committee for Peace; STAR*PAC; Plymouth Church Peace Committee; CWA Iowa State Council; Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans; League of United Latin American Citizens; Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting; and David E. Drake, D.O., Des Moines Relationship Psychiatrist





First United Methodist Church
10th and Pleasant
Des Moines , IA