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More Iowa Party Leaders Sign 'Run Warren Run' Letter

By    |   Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:51 PM

Eighteen more Democratic Party leaders from Iowa have signed onto a letter to urge Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to seek the Democratic presidential nomination next year, MoveOn.org reports.

In March, when the letter was originally circulated by Run Warren Run, an effort organized by MoveOn.org Political Action and Democracy for America, 16 Iowa party leaders signed off on it, reports The DesMoines Register. 

This week's action signals Iowans are seeking a choice other than runaway favorite Hillary Clinton in the state's caucuses.

"As the 2016 presidential campaign begins, it is time for Democrats to be bold, to stand for something, to propose innovative, inspiring solutions to our nation’s toughest challenges, and to stand strong for core American values," the letter says. "We need leaders who aren’t afraid to tell the truth, and fight back — no matter what powerful interests say — and we need all the candidates in the caucus to offer a bold vision for an economy that works for all Americans."

Iowans value the first-in-the nation caucus, the letter says, and the opportunity for candidates to come into homes and community centers to speak with "real voters" and the letter says its signers are looking forward to all candidates coming to share their views.

Most of the latest people signing the letter are chairpersons and vice chairpersons of county Democratic Party organizations, but there is one representing a school board and another who is a candidate for Iowa's State House.

John Colombo, Franklin County Democratic Party Chair, said he signed the letter and hopes Warren will run as she "is a progressive voice and isn't afraid to push the Democratic Party to where it should be," MoveOn.org notes. He called Warren a "fearless" person.

A party vice-chair, Justin Scott of Delaware County, called Warren "unapologetic" and not afraid to fight the status quo, and Bremer County Democratic Party Chair Stephanie Schwinn said Warren believes in "returning to the values and principles" that made the United States successful.

Warren has said often that she is not planning to pursue the nomination, but that is not stopping her backers from starting to make their push in Iowa.

The Run Warren Run campaign has hired field and campus organizers on the ground in Iowa, according to MoveOn.org, and has identified supporters in all 99 counties. Further, supporters have been identified in all of Iowa's 99 counties, and more than 90 events have already been held in Iowa.

Across the country, more than 321,000 Americans have signed up on the effort, and have organized more than 400 events nationwide.

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