Congressman Dave Loebsack is Iowa’s biggest Hillary Clinton supporter and he’s following her dangerous lead on foreign policy. Clinton and Lobesack want to keep spending our precious resources on missions that are counterproductive to our security.
FACT CHECK: Congressman Loebsack on foreign policy issues
LOBESACK SAYS American military forces are “training” our allies in the Middle East
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LOEBSACK SAYS ISIS is our “biggest existential threat.”
LOEBSACK SAYS he was against the intervention in Libya
We are asking supporters to write a letter-to-the-editor to the local newspaper to announce your support for Dr. Christopher Peters for Congress.
In the last couple weeks before the election, Iowa newspapers will print short letters about the elections, written by local readers. Writing a letter to the local newspaper is probably easier than you think – just be honest and tell your neighbors why you’re supporting Dr. Peters for Congress.
- 150 to 250 words
- Signed by a local resident
- Submitted online before October 28
The guidelines below will help you every step of the way:
1. Example letter-to-the-editor
2. Fact sheet on Dr. Peters
3. How to submit your letter
Team Peters is standing by to help if you have any questions – DrChristopherPeters@gmail.com.
1. Example letters to the editor – Use your own words and be honest, but here are a couple examples of what a letter-to-the-editor looks like.
A.) I’m supporting Dr. Christopher Peters for U.S. Congress this November and I encourage everyone else in Johnson County to do the same.
As a young Iowan, I am extremely concerned with our federal debt. People in my generation will be on the hook for more than $20 trillion. I support Dr. Peters because he’s serious about balancing the federal budget.
Dr. Peters is not a politician and he doesn’t have millions of dollars from the special interests, so many Iowans have not heard about him. I encourage everyone to go to his campaign website and read about the issues, DrPetersForIowa.com.
B.) I hope you’ll join me in supporting Dr. Christopher Peters for U.S. Congress in this election.
I know Dr. Peters personally and I can tell you he his integrity and his willingness to take a stand against both political parties. Iowa’s 2nd District deserves an independent-minded leader to represent us in Washington D.C.
Dr. Peters is an Army veteran, a physician, and a small business owner right here in Iowa. That’s the kind of experience we need in Washington D.C. You can visit Dr. Peters’ website, DrPetersForIowa.com, to learn more about the campaign.
2. Fact sheet on Dr. Peters – Consider incorporating some of these bits of information, or anything else you find at DrPetersForIowa.com
Dr. Peters personal background
Dr. Peters is not a politician and has not held office before – he lives in Coralville with his wife and three sons.
Dr. Peters is a veteran – he served 9 years as an officer in the Army medical corps.
Dr. Peters is a doctor – he has spent his career as a practicing surgeon.
Dr. Peters is a small business owner – he operates a surgical clinic in Coralville with his wife, Julie.
Dr. Peters on the issues
Dr. Peters wants to balance the federal budget and simplify the tax code to help grow our economy.
Dr. Peters supports term limits to help get career politicians out of Congress.
Dr. Peters supports a strong and ready military to protect Americans.
3. How to submit your letter – It just takes a few clicks.
Here is a list of many of the newspapers in Iowa’s 2nd District, along with the contact information for letter-to-the-editor submissions. In most cases, you simply put your letter into an email and put “Letter to the editor” in the subject line. Be sure your email includes your name and the town you live in.
|Cedar||West Branch Timesemail@example.com|
|Cedar||Tipton Conservative and Advertiser||StuartC108@aol.com|
|Des Moines||Hawk Eyefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Henry||Mount Pleasant Newsemail@example.com|
|Jasper||Jasper County Tribunefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jasper||Newton Daily Newsemail@example.com|
|Jasper||Prairie City Newsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jefferson||Fairfield Daily Ledgeremail@example.com|
|Johnson||The Daily Iowanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Johnson||North Liberty Leaderemail@example.com|
|Johnson||Lone Tree Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Johnson||Iowa City Press-Citizenemail@example.com|
|Lee||Keokuk Daily Gate Cityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lee||Fort Madison Daily Democratemail@example.com|
|Linn||Cedar Rapids Gazettefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monroe||Albia Union Republicanemail@example.com|
|Muscatine||Wilton-Durant Advocate News||https://www.northscottpress.com/forms/letters/|
|Muscatine||West Liberty Index||WLIndex@Lcom.net|
|Polk||Des Moines Registerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scott||North Scott Press||https://www.northscottpress.com/forms/letters/|
|Washington||Washington Evening Journalemail@example.com|
Dr. Christopher Peters is running for U.S. Congress to take on the special interests. That’s why he’s not asking for their money. When Dr. Peters gets to Congress, he’ll serve the people of Iowa, not his corporate campaign donors.
- Dr. Peters answered every question – he’s prepared to make tough decisions to heal our political system.
- Congressman Dave Loebsack didn’t respond to the questionnaire.
Will you stand with Dr. Peters? Your donation today of $17.76 will put us in position to stand up to the Washington establishment from both parties, reduce the influence of money in politics, and bring the Constitution back to life.
By Adam Sullivan
Team Peters staff
Funny story – Congressman Dave Loebsack mentioned me during his speech at the Iowa State Fair this past week. Check out the video below.
Congressman Loebsack was talking about Social Security when he pointed at me and said, “I want it to be there for you, Adam.” He knows my name since he’s been my Congressman for almost a decade and I’ve been a pretty engaged citizen, and since I’m now working for his election opponent, Dr. Peters.
I got a chuckle from the shout-out, but the truth is – I don’t think Social Security will be there for my generation, at least not in its current form.
As a young Iowan, I’m frustrated that politicians like Congressman Loebsack are making Social Security an emotional issue, when it should be a mathematical issue.
Consider two basic facts: One, According to the non-partisan Urban Institute, an average American couple actually takes in more Social Security benefits than they paid in over their careers; and two, as the baby boom generation ages into retirement, the balance of workers and retirees will continue to tip.
I know many young Iowans agree with me – reckless federal spending will make it extremely difficult for the federal government to fund services like Social Security, unless we take serious steps today to fix the budget crisis.
I support Dr. Christopher Peters for Congress because he wants to protect benefits for today’s seniors and fundamentally restructure the safety net for me and future generations. I hope you’ll join me.
On Monday night, Congressman Dave Loebsack joined 147 Republicans and 81 other Democrats in supporting HR5606, a bipartisan measure which would have expanded the federal government’s data-gathering authorities. The U.S. House held the vote out of regular order and it failed to reach the necessary threshold to advance.
The bill under consideration this week would have further eroded our Fourth Amendment rights, giving the federal government more access to our financial information without probable cause or a warrant. These proposals are brought forward in the name of security, but we know from past experience that innocent Americans will lose their privacy and we won’t be safer because of it.
I’m disappointed that my own congressman, Dave Loebsack, has not been a leader for civil liberties. Privacy and due process are some of the foundations of our republic and Iowans deserve a leader who will stand up for the entire Bill of Rights.
Join the fight for American values – sign up for Dr. Peters’ Civil Liberties Coalition:
Election 2016 is days away – Iowa needs your help to send a liberty-minded representative to U.S. Congress!
We need volunteers to help make calls to crucial swing voters in Iowa’s 2nd District. Our only path to victory is to reach all of the thousands of undecided voters and tell them about Dr. Peters’ vision of liberty and prosperity.
- No experience necessary – Everyone welcome!
- Phone-from-home – volunteer from anywhere in the world!
- Upcoming events – virtual, telecommute phone banks EVERYDAY.
- Dr. Peters is endorsed by Senator Rand Paul!
Sign up now – staff is standing by to give you the tools you need to make an impact in the final days of this election.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced his endorsement this week of Dr. Christopher Peters, a candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 2nd District.
Senator Paul, R-Kentucky, released the following statement:
“Our Congress lacks enough Constitutional Conservatives who will fight for a smaller government, a balanced budget and individual liberties. As a physician myself, I know Dr. Peters will strive to find a remedy to our nations ills. Iowans deserve an independent-minded representative. I am thrilled to stand with Dr. Christopher Peters and I hope you will too.”
Dr. Peters released this statement:
“Senator Paul is a great leader for liberty and I’m honored to have his support. He has stood up to the Washington machine over some of our most important issues – including endless debt, mass surveillance, and much needed criminal justice reform. I look forward to winning this election in November and helping lead those fights in the U.S. House.”