a civility project of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
HELPING EVERY IOWAN BE A VOTER
PAUL D. PATE
Iowa Secretary of State
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will discuss ways to encourage and enhance voter participation in Iowa. Secretary Pate’s “Helping Veterans and Iowans with Disabilities Vote” initiative and Iowa Youth Straw Polls are nationally recognized for their accomplishments in enhancing civic engagement. While Iowa is one of the top states in the country for voter registration and voter participation, Secretary Pate will discuss ideas to make Iowa’s record even better.
Paul D. Pate of Cedar Rapids was elected to serve as the thirty-second Iowa Secretary of State. A recognized business leader by the Small Business Administration, Pate is the owner of a paving construction firm and was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Pate also served two terms as Mayor of Cedar Rapids from 2002 –2006. While Mayor, Pate was elected President of the non-partisan Iowa League of Cities representing over 870 municipalities. He previously served with Governor Branstad as Iowa Secretary of State from 1995-1999. Paul was elected twice to the Iowa State Senate representing NE Cedar Rapids, Marion and parts of Linn, Buchanan and Delaware Counties from 1989-1995. He is a lifelong Iowa resident, born in Ottumwa, growing up in Linn County. His family includes his wife Jane, three children, and five grandchildren, who all reside in Iowa.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.
Please email email@example.com or call 515.279.8715. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.
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Crossroads is a monthly gathering of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the crossroads of religion and politics.