Mission Iowa

Starting Date: 01-10-2004
Ending Date: 01-20-2004

Des Moines, Iowa
United States
Mission Iowa: For our jobs, for our health, for our future….
Something new is about to take off.

Every four years, the nation’s most ambitious politicians and media elite head to the Heartland to campout in Iowa, home of the nation’s first presidential contest. Since this year’s election is the closest in over a decade, it looks like these folks will be spending most January in the Hawkeye state.

But why let them have all the fun?

This year a coalition of economic justice and environmental student organizations are going to shine the bright Iowa spotlight on an issue that’s been largely neglected: clean healthy made in America energy.

WHEN: January 10th (arrive) -20th (depart) (the Iowa Caucuses are Jan. 19)

WHERE: We’ll be based in Des Moines but travel all over the state

WHO: Anyone that is interested in changing the national dialogue.

HOW: Fill out the pasted application form below and email it to meighan.davis@sierraclub.org
ASAP (Deadline Dec. 22nd to ensure housing) For more information call 202-548-4591

We know that we can create millions of new good jobs and protect our health through a large investment in clean energy and energy efficiency. We know that we can end our addiction to oil and free ourselves from the grasp unstable undemocratic nations with a bold visionary clean energy agenda.

But nation’s leaders aren’t quite there yet. So, like always, we need students to lead the way and encourage these men (and woman!) to stop talking about baby steps and start proposing bold leaps that will take us to a clean energy future.

And there’s no better place to do this than Iowa. And no better time than this January.

So come join the AFL-CIO, the Apollo Alliance, the Center for Environmental Citizenship, Jobs with Justice and the Sierra Student Coalition as we launch this unprecedented coalition project.


What’ll it cost me? Not much. We’ll take care of housing and most of the food. You just need to get yourself to Des Moines (and we’ve even got travel vouchers if that’s a problem).

What are we going to do? Build a buzz. We’re going to show up at candidate events, devise creative visibility tactics and just about anything else you can help us think of.

Are we going to endorsing any candidate? Nope. Our job is to move the debate forward

How cool is this? Very

Year in School:
Home Address:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:

Briefly, what issues concern you the most and why?

Describe your leadership experience.

On a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being very much and 1 being very little, which tactic interests you the most
Media –
Candidate Interactions/bird-dogging –
Street Theatre –

Are you available for the entire Mission (Jan. 10-20th)?

Can you cover travel costs or will you need a travel scholarship?

How will you be arriving to Des Moines?

Do you have a laptop?

Do you have a car?

Do you have any special needs we should know about?
Geographical Scope: National

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