"The truth is that Charlottesville is just the latest example of the hostility, discrimination, and violence marginalized communities in the U.S. face every day.
There are plenty of things you can do to take action in the aftermath of the violence, and combat white supremacy now and in the inevitable future. These hate groups are not backing down; neither should you."
It has been brought to our attention that there are GoFund Me accounts set up, purporting to be established by the friends and family of Sergeant Beminio and Of...ficer Martin. There are no GoFund Me accounts being managed, or authorized by the friends or family of the officers.
Below is a link to the official memorial funds established for Sergeant Tony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin. These accounts have been established at the Des Moines Police Officers' Credit Union.
"I want you to go home to your family, and I want my father to come home to me, and my friends to come home"
This is love. This is community. This, we need more of this.
Eleven years ago Jackie Clark was rescued from her flooded apartment building in New Orleans where she had been stuck with no food or water for 12 days after Hurricane Katrina crippled the city.
Although she says Iowa has been very good to her, she’s a Southern girl at heart and at 70 years old, disabled and on a fixed income, she’s concerned she will never make it back home to New Orleans. She has even thought about riding her scooter all the way back if she has to.
“I was born in the South and I want to die in the South.”
Think teens are apathetic? Think again. Don't miss this incredible soul stirring event tonight where 25 local teens will share their truths to compete for a spot to represent Des Moines at Brave New Voices in DC this summer! Come show your support with an open heart, an open mind and lots of positive energy.
6:30pm Central Campus
Give a Damn Des Moines added 57 new photos from February 2, 2016 to the album: The Last Damn Pre-Caucus Party & Fashion Show Photobooth! — with Bethany Arganbright and Keegan Kautzky at Des Moines Social Club.
Photos by Alyssa Leicht Photo
Candidate art by VAN HOLMGREN
The Last Damn Pre-Caucus Party and Fashion Show was the finale to the Give a Damn Caucus Series, a special partnership with The Des Moines Register and the Des Moines Social Club, generously funded by to engage young voters to participate in the Iowa Caucuses. The fashion show featured incredible collections from Dornink Couture, b.vander, Atomic Garage and RAYGUNshirts with VAN HOLMGREN. Emceed by Iowa Nice Guy and music by DJ810 Jeffrey Eaton.
Photos by Paige Kleckner.
THIS JUST IN: Iowa Nice Guy, Scott Siepker, will be our special guest host for The Last Damn Pre-Caucus Party & Fashion Show!
Iowa Nice was created in response to the National Media coverage of Iowa during the 2012 Caucus Season and the overall perceptions of Iowa across the country.
The video took 1 day to film, 1 day to edit & 1 day to go viral all around the world. Today, it has over 1 Million Views YouTube and has led to numerous spin off videos, a two season run on ESPNU...’s College Football Daily, and a satirical run for Iowa Governor.
Iowa Nice Guys humor, dry delivery, unapologetic Iowa pride, as well as his caucus outfit are not to me missed!
Fair warning: Strong language (NSFW) and lots of awesomeness!
Don't miss out on the LAST DAMN PRE-CAUCUS PARTY & Politically Themed Fashion Show!!! Free event including beer, food, interactive art, a patriotic photo booth, entertainment, and much more. Show your Iowa Pride and get ready to caucus in style.
Jan. 31st 6pm Des Moines Social Club Kum and Go Theater