ABOUT US  

 

Who is Activate Iowa?
Activate Iowa is a completely volunteer effort run by local digital activists. Activate Iowa ran a statewide activism website and events calendar from 2017–2018.   We have revived this site to highlight some Senate and House races that are winnable and worthy of everyone’s attention.  We invite you to choose a candidate on this website, and get involved with the campaign or donate. 

 

Why the How to Vote Guide?
Our voting guide was researched and developed by Emily Silliman, with helpful comments and suggestions from a number of different people.  We will be posting any updated information throughout the election cycle.  Please direct any comments or questions about our How to Vote Guide to Emily at es@activateiowa.org.

 

Why Emphasize State Races?
Local candidates are contacting voters in person and may well motivate more people to go to the polls and vote for Democrats than up-ballot candidates.  Candidates such as Matt Tapscott, Joey Norris, and Sara Huddleston will help us with the national level races, including helping the Biden/Harris ticket perform better in Republican-leaning areas. We should decide right now that we are going to win back the Iowa House, and the Iowa Senate!  

 

All Iowa Democrats Have the Same Goal!
There are other worthy candidates running for Iowa House and Senate!  Some of which are featured on the Flip It website.  The House Truman Fund and the Iowa Senate Democrats also makes determinations about which candidates need the most support.

 

Interested in Digital Activism?

Contact us!

Emily Silliman

Emily Silliman

Digital Activist

Ellen Marie Lauricella

Ellen Marie Lauricella

Digital Activist

Karen Nichols

Karen Nichols

Digital Activist