Des Moines, IA – On Friday, April 27, 2012, the “Take Back Iowa Tour” will begin with an appearance by former gubernatorial candidate Jonathan R. Narcisse on the Jan Mickelson Show on WHO 1040 AM at 9:00 a.m.
From there Narcisse will meet with area farmers in Jefferson County seat Fairfield followed by a presentation in the meeting room at Revelations Cafe and Bookstore, 112 North Main Street in Fairfield. The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The next day, Saturday, April 28th, Narcisse will be at the Country Kitchen Family Restaurant, 619 East Jackson Street on Hwy 92 in Keokuk County seat Sigourney at 8:00 a.m.
The day will conclude with a presentation at the Pizza Ranch, 124 High Avenue West in Mahaska County seat Oskaloosa at 11:15 a.m.
The “Take Back Iowa Tour” concludes year three of the six year “An Iowa Worth Fighting For” campaign launched in August of 2009 and will hold meetings in all 99 counties.
The “Tour” has three main objectives:
1. Introduce a 2013-14 Legislative Package focused on core fiscal, structural and accountability concerns;
2. Recruit and name “Take Back Iowa” chairs in all 99 counties and, train and develop leadership squads in each county, and, where possible, the precinct level;
3. Recruit and support candidates for 2013 non-partisan elected office; recruit and support individuals willing to serve on local boards and commissions; and, recruit and train Iowans willing to seek various leadership positions emerging from participation in the 2014 Republican Caucus and the 2014 Democratic Caucus.
“In August 2009 we introduced An Iowa Worth Fighting For” as the first step in a six year phase I plan. This 21st Century Governance Agenda was well met and received outstanding bi-partisan support,” stated the agenda’s author Jonathan R. Narcisse.
“The next step was to establish support in all 99 counties. If we are going to take back our state it must happen at the grassroots level. Iowans are an amazing people. They will do the right things to fix our state if leadership asks it of them. But leadership hasn’t, unfortunately. Instead leaders of both parties have been more focused on meeting the demands of their contributors and enriching their cronies than fixing Iowa. To build support in all 99 counties I ran for governor. I didn’t win but that’s okay. I didn’t expect to. Our main objective was accomplished – we received support in all 99 counties and 97% of Iowa’s precincts – 1720 out of 1774. That’s very, very encouraging,” Narcisse said. “Now it is time for us to build upon that success and create organizations at the county level and identify county, ward and precinct leadership committed to taking back our state. It is no longer enough to be frustrated. We need solutions. We need a plan. And we have both. This is very exciting. We didn’t get into this mess overnight and we won’t get out of it overnight
but having met Iowans in all 99 counties I know we’re going to get this done both for our state and our children’s sake.”