Sen. Brian Schatz and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas to speak at Progress Iowa Corn Feed


Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz to deliver keynote address, and join Congressman Dave Loebsack, founder Markos Moulitsas, and leaders from across Iowa at 4th annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed on Sept. 16. Click here to get your tickets today!

Progress Iowa announced today that Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), founder Markos Moulitsas, and Iowa’s own Congressman Dave Loebsack will speak at the 4th annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed on Sunday, September 16th.

The Progress Iowa Corn Feed will begin at 12:30 PM CT on Sunday, September 16th at the Clover Barn at Irishman Acres in Bondurant, and general admission tickets cost $30. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information. Attendees will receive lunch, Iowa sweet corn, and have the opportunity to participate in an activist fair prior to the speaking program, which is scheduled for 2:00 PM CT.

“Senator Schatz has worked tirelessly to promote a progressive agenda in the U.S. Senate and for years Markos has been a progressive organizer and an advocate. We are thrilled to welcome both of them to Iowa,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “We have watched as Senator Schatz has rallied his colleagues around the idea that health care and education should be available to all, and his passion for those bedrock values will be exciting to hear about in his address. And since its founding, has been the standard for online organizing on the left, so we know that Iowans will be eager to hear from Markos Moulitsas about how we can keep our momentum building in this powerful moment for progressives.”

This year’s Corn Feed will once again bring progressive Democrats from across Iowa together to enjoy sweet corn, hear from great speakers and talk about our shared progressive values,” said Congressman Dave Loebsack. “I look forward to again partnering with Progress Iowa to help fire up and engage folks from all across Iowa. We must continue our fight for the ideas and issues that are important to Iowans so we can get our state and country back on track and moving forward for everyone.”

In addition to the keynote from Schatz, addresses from Loebsack and Moulitsas, the Progress Iowa Corn Feed will feature remarks from Congressional candidate J.D. Scholten, candidates for statewide office Deidre DeJear, Rob Sand, and Tim Gannon, Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen, Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith, and Charlotte Hubbell, wife of gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell. The Progress Iowa Corn Feed will also feature local progressive organizations during an activist fair, for a fun-filled afternoon. Last year’s event drew hundreds of attendees and featured organizations and progressive leaders from across the state.

Additional Information:

Progress Iowa Corn Feed Event Information & Tickets

About Sen. Brian Schatz

About Markos Moulitsas

About Congressman Loebsack