Progress Iowa announced today that Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Congressman Seth Moulton, and Governor John Hickenlooper will attend and speak at the 5th annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed on Sunday, July 14th at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Those four speakers join fellow Presidential candidates Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representatives Eric Swalwell and Tim Ryan, former Representative John Delaney, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and author Marianne Williamson.
Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer will deliver welcoming remarks, and Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand will serve as official timekeeper, ‘auditing’ the length of candidate speeches to ensure equal time and an efficient program.
“I’m happy folks are coming here to present their vision for the country,” said Rob Sand, the Iowa state auditor who in 2018 became the first Democrat to beat a statewide incumbent in Iowa in thirty-four years. “But I’m all about efficiency, whether it’s looking out for taxpayer dollars or safeguarding the Sunday afternoon of Iowans. I’ll be on site to keep time and audit these candidates to keep it fair and moving fast.”
This year’s Progress Iowa Corn Feed, called a “can’t-miss” event by CNN, is free to attend with online registration, and organizers expect an enthusiastic crowd of more than one thousand. All Democratic Presidential candidates have been invited to attend and speak, with additional confirmations expected to be announced soon.
Attendees will participate in an activist fair when doors open at 12:00, with informational booths hosted by local organizations, candidates, as well as Presidential campaigns. There will be live music when doors open, as well as family-friendly activities that make the Progress Iowa Corn Feed accessible to all, for a fun-filled afternoon.
Press interested in covering the Progress Iowa Corn Feed must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive credentials.
Organizers are expecting more than a thousand to attend this free event, and encouraging participants to sign up early for the required online registration at www.IowaCornFeed.com.