2021 Off-Year Caucus & Organizational Meeting

The Emmet County Democrats will be holding a combined 2021 Off-Year Caucus & Organizational Meeting on March 13th, 2021 at 10:00am.


Our agenda consists of the following:

Who May Attend?

Emmet County residents who are registered Democrats may attend in one of two ways:

First Option: Virtual (Zoom)

Participating virtually through Zoom is our recommended option.

If possible, we recommend participating in the Off-Year Caucus and Organizational Meeting through Zoom, using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. (You may also attend through your phone, without video.)

To do so, click the following link about 5 minutes prior to the meeting:

Meeting ID: 957 1643 4216
Passcode: 957725

Or, to join by phone only, dial 1 (312) 626-6799 from your landline or mobile phone. Use the Meeting ID and Passcode above.

Second Option: In-Person (Estherville VFW)

If you don't have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you may participate in the Off-Year Caucus and Organizational Meeting at the Estherville VFW, where we will provide a display, camera, and microphone.

This option is provided for participants who do not have a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Please note that this option requires participants to wear a mask and to social distance.

If you have any questions, please email us at mark@emmetcountydemocratic.party.

An Announcement from Mark Smith, Iowa Democratic Party Chair

Dear Iowa Democratic Leader,

Today, I am announcing a postponement of County Conventions to a future date to be determined. Attached is the full statement I am sending out.

First, I want to express my gratitude for our conversations over the last week. They were constructive, forward-looking, and showed our resolve to overcome obstacles together.

I cannot express how much I appreciate your patience as we move this process forward. Today and over the weekend, we are continuing our considerations on next steps, which include ongoing consultation with public health experts, legal advisors, and the DNC. We will be as transparent as possible throughout this process and provide updates as soon as possible.

Lastly, as we discussed on the calls last night, the IDP is here to serve as a resource for you through this process. In order to do that in the most efficient way, please review this form to address any of your needs as we work together to ensure a smooth process. 

Thank you, and will be in touch.

-Mark Smith

You may read the press release here.

Volunteers Needed for the Emmet County Fair

Picture of Calf with a Blue Halter
Volunteer at the Emmet County Democratic Party's "Mooth" -- (Booth, that is!)

We need volunteers for our Emmet County Fair booth on the following dates and times:

If you are available to volunteer for one or more two-hour blocks of time, please contact Mikki or email Mark Gruwell at mark@emmetcountydemocratic.party.

Emmet County Democrats Participate in Armstrong's Fourth of July Parade

This July 4th, several of our Emmet County Democrats participated in Armstrong's Fourth of July parade. A special thanks to Mikki and Steve Erickson for providing the our parade float, which proudly displayed our Facebook link and webpage address.

Emmet County Democrats working for you!
Emmet County Democrats working for you!

We Want your Political Mailers!

Political Mailer

You've probably been receiving a number of political mailers from various 2020 political candidates.

Instead of tossing them, please consider donating the mailers to us so that we can recycle them during fairs, events, and meetings.

Please contact Mikki to make arrangements for us to collect the mailers.

Monthly Meeting this Thursday

The Emmet County Democratic Party will be holding its monthly meeting this Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Estherville VFW. Enjoy great food, learn about upcoming events, and receive updates on the 2020 caucus planning.

And bring a friend -- or two!

See you Thursday evening!

Emmet County Democrats Volunteer During Gold Star Memorial Dedication

Emmet County Democratic Party Members

This Saturday, several members of the Emmet County Democratic Party participated in the statewide Democratic Party "Day of Action" by volunteering during the Gold Star Memorial Dedication in Estherville. The event recognized local Gold Star families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Emmet County Democratic Party extends its thanks and gratitude to the Estherville VFW for the opportunity to volunteer during the event.

Meet and Greet Lunch with Hickenlooper 2020 Iowa Political Director

Hickenlooper 2020

Kimberley Strope-Boggus, Iowa Political Director for John Hickenlooper 2020, will be in Estherville on June 25th at the Estherville VFW from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This is come-and-go to eat lunch or just visit with Emmet County Democrats.

Please attend if you can!

Join us for our Day of Action this Saturday!

The Emmet County Democratic Party is planning a Day of Action this Saturday, June 15th.

First, the Gold Star Memorial Dedication will be held Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2019 at 2:00pm. We will volunteer for the event in whatever capacity we can, whether directing participants or cleaning up after the event. If you desire to participate -- and we hope you will -- please arrive between 1:30pm and 1:45pm at the Memorial, which is located 1803 Central Avenue in Estherville. In a show of solidarity, please wear blue.

Second, following the Gold Star Memorial dedication, there will be a potluck social gathering at the home of Evie Deutschmann. Her address is 726 North 13th Street in Estherville. Although hot dogs and buns will be provided, please bring something to share. 

We hope you can make it to give back to our community and to socialize with some friends. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Laura Hoffman
Emmet County Democratic Party Chair

Get your Tickets for the Second Annual Summer Sizzler

Join 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates and Northwest Iowans for the 2nd Annual Summer Sizzler Event. Tickets can be bought from Steve and Mikki Erickson for the discounted rate of $30 (normally $40). Tickets include entry and a meal from the Farm to Fork BBQ. For more information about the event, see the link below.